Republicans reach deal to pass Cures Act by end of year Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 November 2016 18:44

Sheila Kaplan, reporting for STAT on 11/27/16:
House and Senate leaders announced late Friday <11/25/16> night that they had finally hammered out a deal on landmark legislation designed to speed federal approval of new drugs and devices and boost funding of medical research.

According to the author:

Leaders from both parties have called passage of the Cures Bill the most important thing Congress could do this year. Both Lamar Alexander <Tennessee Republican Senator, chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions> and Fred Upton <Michigan Republican Representative, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee> consider it their legacies.

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Facing Addiction in America Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 November 2016 18:31

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA released a landmark report on the country's addiction crisis on 11/17/16 entitled The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

According to the author:

Substance use disorders represent one of the most pressing public health crises of our time...Fifty years ago, the landmark Surgeon General's report on the dangers of smoking began a half century of work to end the tobacco epidemic and saved millions of lives. With The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, I am issuing a new call to action to end the public health crisis of addiction.

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