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Five Observations on Trump’s Budget and Discretionary Spending on Health and Science

Anand Parekh, MD / Blog May 25, 2017

The FY2018 President’s Budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has significant implications for medicine, public health, and science.

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Government Spending Bill Includes Important Funding for Accelerating Cures

Janet M. Marchibroda, Timothy Swope / Blog May 5, 2017

The bill provides a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support important research.

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Trump Administration Lags in Filling Cabinet Agency Management Positions

Governance / Press Release May 5, 2017

The Trump administration lags behind its recent predecessors in making nominations for key government management positions.

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What Trump Can Do on Vaccines

Health / News April 11, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that most children who died from the flu were not vaccinated.

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Renewing Federal Investments in Research and Development

Ben Ritz / Blog May 25, 2016

At its all-time high in 1964, federal R&D spending amounted to almost 2 percent of GDP. Today, it’s just 0.7 percent—the lowest level in over 50 years.

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Year-End Package Offers Good Policy, Adds Too Much to Debt

Energy / Press Release December 17, 2015

This agreement demonstrates the best and worst of this Congress. On the positive side, Congress is again forging consensus on contentious policy issues.

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Advancing Regenerative Cellular Therapy

Health / Research December 2, 2015

Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that seeks to restore health rather than merely treat disease.

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A Prevention Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America

Health / Research May 28, 2015

There is growing recognition that prevention holds vast potential to improve health, while also reducing national spending on health care.

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BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America’s Health

Health / Press Release May 28, 2015

Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed nations, yet we have shorter life expectancies and higher rates of infant mortality and diabetes.

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BPC Applauds House Energy and Commerce Committee for Passing 21st Century Cures Legislation

Health / Press Release May 21, 2015

The legislation affords tremendous opportunity for providing hope for patients and accelerated progress on research, new medicines and treatments.

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