Congress took an important step to bring safe and effective treatments and cures to patients by passing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act of 2017.
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The Bipartisan Policy Center applauds the Senate HELP Committee for passing the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017.
The bill provides a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support important research.
Timely completion and passage of FDA user fee reauthorization legislation is a crucial next step toward helping Americans in need.
The bigger concern is the fact that it takes more than ten years and $2 billion to develop a new drug from a molecule to a medicine.
The legislation will advance groundbreaking medical innovation and research that will help millions of Americans with life-threatening diseases.
Congress has four remaining work weeks in Washington to hash out the budget and hopefully finish work on the “21st Century Cures” legislation.