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House Passes 21st Century Cures ?>

House Passes 21st Century Cures

ASBMB Statement on Passage of HR6 Today, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed on the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 344-77.  Cures has drawn bipartisan support with the goal of increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health and streamlining the pathway for new drugs to reach patients.

The harsh realities of increasing the NIH budget ?>

The harsh realities of increasing the NIH budget

Ben Corb explores proposed budgetary increases to the National Institute of Health and if they have any chance of becoming reality. So while we support and truly appreciate the spirit of these spending bills as it relates to seeing the value and putting a priority on investments in biomedical research, we should underscore to policy makers that budgetary policy need not be a zero-sum game. The spending caps established by Congress are a self-inflicted wound. If Congress would spend time…

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