The 21st Century Cures bill is a bipartisan initiative that is aimed to streamline and hasten the drug and device approval process and promote medical innovation.
Initiated by a collaborative effort between Fred Upton (R-Mich) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo), provisions of the 21st Century Cures Initiative would provide support to the FDA and the National Institutes of Health, so medical innovations made be scientists find the light of day.
On Thursday, The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Upton, unanimously approved the bill shortly after reaching a bipartisan $13 billion deal to pay for the legislation.
Several professional organizations are now providing their response to the bills provisions.
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