San Diego, California - Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch is traveling May 5-7 to San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. In San Diego, he will visit the U.S. passport agency and then meet with foreign government counterparts from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom at the annual Five Nations meeting on passport operations.

Washington, DC - On May 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vyndaqel (tafamidis meglumine) and Vyndamax (tafamidis) capsules for the treatment of the heart disease (cardiomyopathy) caused by transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (ATTR-CM) in adults. These are the first FDA-approved treatments for ATTR-CM. Vyndaqel and Vyndamax have the same active moiety, tafamidis, but they are not substitutable on a milligram to milligram basis and their recommended doses differ.

Dallas, Texas - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement about the launch of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative for Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.

Bridgeport, Connecticut - Michael S. Flynn, executive and co-owner of an insulation contractor, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Bridgeport, for his role in multiple schemes to rig bids in violation of the antitrust laws and to engage in criminal fraud on insulation contracts, marking the second conviction in this ongoing investigation, the Department of Justice announced.

Charlotte, North Carolina - Two former executives were charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday for their alleged participation in an insurance investment scheme that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in victim losses.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump accepted the invitation of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to visit the United Kingdom from June 3 to 5, 2019. This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition to meeting the Queen, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May. While in the United Kingdom, the President and First Lady will attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, at one of the primary embarkation sites for the Allied operation that led to the liberation of Europe during World War II.