The Senate Special Committee on Aging held two recent hearings on prescription drug issues, one focusing on rising drug prices under the Medicare Part D program and the other addressing prescription drugs in the nursing home setting. In addition, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing on National Cancer Institute’s progress on cancer research. The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee also has scheduled the first Congressional post-health reform hearing on April 21, 2010, focusing on the impact of health care reform law on large employers.