Bloomberg Law
Sept. 13, 2021, 9:11 PM

Sweeping Biomedical Research Bill Is Close to Introduction

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

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 ...