Trump’s Health Sciences Priorities Don’t Match His Budget

Aug. 21, 2017, 4:00 PM

The White House is pushing federal agencies to support research into drug addiction and public health issues months after proposing to slash more than $6 billion in research funding.

The Trump administration’s first official list of science priorities, released Aug. 17, called for funding research and development into basic biomedical research and solutions for the country’s aging population. The list is meant to act as a guide for agency heads developing their fiscal 2019 budget request.

Research groups warned the list may be filled with empty promises because it comes on the heels of the president’s ...

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