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ACNM Government Relations Areas of Focus

  • Representation of nuclear physician's interests before Congress and federal regulatory bodies
  • Monthly government affairs reports
  • Electronic issue alerts
  • FDA activities with respect to review and approval of radiopharmaceuticals
  • NRC quality assurance activities
  • Efforts to influence federal funding for nuclear medicine research
  • Educational and training requirements for NRC licensure
  • Nuclear medicine political action committee

Breaking News

ACNM relays concern about Executive Order 13769, suspending the entry of alien nationals from seven countries, to the US President.  Read ACNM's letter to the president.

ACNM responds to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses (NRC-2016-0122), questioning the utility of the proposed revision.  Read ACNM's response.

Latest News

  • March 15, 2018Patient Fly-In for Capitol Hill Advocacy: Bill to Reclassify Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals as Drugs
    Patients advocates with a wide range of health conditions—including neuroendocrine tumors, lymphoma and cancers of the lung, breast, and prostate—flew into Washington, DC, for March 14 meetings on Capitol Hill to urge support for a bill that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reclassify diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals as drugs. Patients rely on the radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosing and monitoring their conditions, as well as guiding therapy.
  • March 13, 2018NRC Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes Spring Meeting Summary
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held its spring meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on March 7 and 8, 2018. It addressed several topics of importance to SNMMI, including worldwide supply and domestic production of Mo-99 and training and experience requirements.
  • March 9, 2018USP Call for Candidates to Serve as Experts
    USP (United States Pharmacopeia) is seeking technical and scientific experts and healthcare practitioners in the pharmaceutical, biologics, and food and dietary supplements industries, academia, regulatory and government sectors to volunteer for USP’s Council of Experts and Expert Committees.
  • February 5, 2018SNMMI Sends South Africa Letter of Concern About Mo-99 Production Stoppage
    SNMMI has concerns that a prolonged shutdown of NTP could impact global availability of Mo-99 and has requested that South Africa prioritize its review and approval for NTP to resume operation.
  • January 25, 2018SNMMI-TS State Advocacy Update
    SNMMI has been working with state Technologist Advocacy Group (TAG) representatives to promote licensure and the new Nuclear Medicine Technologist Scope of Practice and Performance Standards. Read about recent successes and current efforts.
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