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Lawmakers release draft of 21st Century Cures bill

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

The health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released a draft of the 21st Century Cures bill. The bill would allow the FDA to approve drugs based on observational studies and allow new indications based on clinical data summaries, boost NIH funding, support the development of precision and personalized treatments, advance EHR interoperability, and improve data exchange. The bill would apply a sustained funding model to the NIH, and Congress should consider a similar model for the FDA, said FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson, who praised the bill and said it does a better job of addressing the FDA's needs than an earlier version. Reuters (04/29) Healthcare IT News (04/29) Politico Pro (subscription required) (04/29)


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