Health Law Daily 21st Century Cures Act becomes law
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

21st Century Cures Act becomes law

By Sarah E. Baumann, J.D.

President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, into law on December 13, 2016. The law, which is intended to invest in medical research and increase the speed with which new drugs are approved, addresses FDA reforms, mental health and substance abuse, opioid addiction, and cancer research. The President applauded Congress’ approval of the bill, commenting, "I think it indicates the power of this issue and how deeply it touches every family across America."

For more on the law, see 21st Century Cures Act headed for President’s desk, December 8, 2016.

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