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    House to Pass Revamped 21st Century Cures Bill

    The US House of Representatives on Wednesday is poised to pass a wide-ranging bill that will overhaul certain aspects of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provide the agency with more funding. The 996-page bill, known as the 21st Century Cures bill  and released last Friday, has already earned praise from the White House and is likely to pass the Senate, which will take it up early next week. In addition to speeding up the approvals of new drugs, devices...
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    Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Request: $5.1B for FDA, New Ways to Tackle High Drug Prices

    President Barack Obama unveiled his final budget request on Tuesday, and though Republicans have said it’s dead on arrival, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would receive an 8 percent increase in funds to help further address drug compounders, device submissions and supply chain security. New ways to combat high prescription drug prices were also included in the request. The overall request from Obama and FDA includes a net increase of $14.6 million in budget au...
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    Billion-Dollar Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Plan Includes $75M in New Funds for FDA

    The White House’s $1 billion proposal to fund Vice President Joe Biden's “Moonshot” cancer initiative also includes several proposed investments in federal agencies, including $75 million for a new center at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address singled out Biden as the leader of the expansive initiative that so far has few details, and which has raised some serious doubts from cancer researcher Vinay Prasad (who...