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Medical Bill Aims to Cure Diseases Nationwide (21st Century Cures Act)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by JPV, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    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.
     
  3. Snow Leopard

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    "If signed"... with baited breath.
     
  4. JPV

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    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...
     
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  5. Nielk

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    Has it already been decided which diseases will be covered? Can we still advocate for inclusion?
     
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  6. Nielk

    Nielk

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    Here is the summary of the bill:

     
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  7. duncan

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    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.
     
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    Those are both government agencies, if Obama doesn't sign it I will be very surprised.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Nielk

    Nielk

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    It passed in the House. Next is the Senate, then the President.
     
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