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$3 Billion NIH Boost Will Be Catalyst for ‘Healthier Future’

March 28, 2018, 9:39 PM

The recent historic boost in federal spending for medical research will “catalyze a healthier future for all Americans,” the director of the National Institutes of Health told Bloomberg Law.

The NIH received a $37.1 billion appropriation—up from $34 billion—when Congress passed fiscal year 2018 spending plans March 22 and President Donald Trump signed them into law the next day (Pub. L. 115-141). The increase marks the largest for the agency in at least 15 years, since Congress set out to double the NIH’s funding.

The funding increase is a bipartisan effort to find more treatments for diseases ...

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