Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by JPV, Jul 22, 2015.
This is great news - Brian Vastag (@viggster) said in his letter to NIH Director Collins in the Washington Post on Monday:
Earlier this year, the Institute of Medicine made a strong call for a robust ME research program. And just last month, an NIH-appointed panelurgently made the same recommendation. With the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act poised to pass Congress -- giving NIH an extra $8.75 billion over five years -- you could do so without pulling money from existing programs.
So it's just become political very easy for Dr Collins to act.
"If signed"... with baited breath.
The bill seems to have a lot of support from both parties.
I get the impression that a big component is some sort of deregulation of pharmaceuticals, which is kind of a double-edged-sword. We might get more drugs faster but they probably won't be as well tested...
Has it already been decided which diseases will be covered? Can we still advocate for inclusion?
Here is the summary of the bill:
I'm pretty sure Lyme is in there. Lots of grass roots efforts from the Lyme community to ensure that it happens. I think it's passed the first hurdle.
Those are both government agencies, if Obama doesn't sign it I will be very surprised.
It passed in the House. Next is the Senate, then the President.
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