Lame duck Congress looks for swift approval of massive medical innovation bill

Lame duck Congress looks for swift approval of massive medical innovation bill


While most Americans were more focused on family gatherings, turkey dinners, football and Black Friday shopping trips, Republicans in the Congress quietly unveiled a massive health policy initiative over the Thanksgiving break - what seems to be a legislative Christmas tree on health policy - that lawmakers hope to speed through the House and Senate before wrapping up work for the year. Known as the "21st Century Cures Act," the $6.3 billion plan is designed to spur new medical innovation and research by the federal government - but at almost 1,000 pages of legislative text - it's also rapidly become a magnet for action on other varied health-related issues in the Congress.



from Biotech News