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Biomedical Innovation ‘Cures 2.0' Draft Bill Expected in June

May 17, 2021, 11:14 PM

Draft legislation to update the landmark biomedical innovation law 21st Century Cures will likely come out in early June, lawmakers behind the bill said.

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) indicated they want to pass their bill, known as Cures 2.0, by the end of the year, although they acknowledged the pandemic has set back their work.

The bill offers a chance for an increasingly divided Congress to pass legislation to remove hurdles to cutting-edge treatments when science is moving at a rapid pace.

The 2016 law has led to better screening for certain cancers, better understanding of ...