HBW Legislative News: Another Federal CR, Michigan On DXM List, Senators Say Supplements Are 'Medical Expenses'
Federal agencies at FY 2019 funding for another month; Michigan imposes age restriction on OTC DXM sales; and senators urge IRS to make supplements 'medical expenses'.
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Eight GOP House members urge IRS to allow supplements labeled with approved health claims to be considered “medical expenses” eligible for payment with pre-tax health savings accounts beginning with tax year 2020.
Former Senate Appropriations Committee staffer expects FDA's FY 2020 budget will not be finalized until early next year and that it will be close to the sum in the appropriations bill passed by the Senate.