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2017 spending bill includes funding for FDA real-world data initiative

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Riders attached to the House's 2017 FDA spending bill would require the FDA to establish a process for considering patients' experiences in drug-approval decisions and would require the agency to consider patients' real-world experiences in approval decisions for additional uses of products. A framework for submitting patient data would give drug and device makers much-needed regulatory certainty, said FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson. However, limited funding and staffing at the FDA, as well as unanswered questions about how to ensure the integrity of real-world data, affect the agency's ability to implement changes, Anderson said. CQ.com (subscription required) (04/26)


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FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

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FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Sharing leads to more robust data on biomarkers, FDA says

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

Sarepta fails to obtain FDA panel support for DMD drug

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Jay Bradner brings his open-science mindset to Novartis

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016

Teaching old drugs new tricks makes sense

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Philanthropists donate $185M for brain research center at UCSF

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Preliminary results from Wellderly study reveal no magic longevity gene

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2016

Technology enables broad research for precision medicine

FasterCures SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2016


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