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Sweeping Biomedical Research Bill Is Close to Introduction

Sept. 13, 2021, 9:11 PM

The biomedical research legislation Cures 2.0 will come out later this month as architects of the bill aim to pass it this year.

Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) said Monday the bill will include a broad array of health programs to build on their 2016 law 21st Century Cures. The bill will include language to make permanent provisions that made telehealth easier during the pandemic; ways for the Medicare agency to make faster and more predictable decisions on cutting-edge therapies; efforts to improve clinical trial diversity; and improvements in pandemic preparedness. They introduced a draft bill in ...