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Capitol Health Call
May 9, 2012

Speeding Drug Approvals

JAMA. 2012;307(18):1904. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4001

A bill introduced March 26 by 3 senators is intended to speed up the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA’s) new medication approval process. The Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act of 2012 (S2236 []) is cosponsored by Sen Orrin Hatch (R, Utah), Sen Richard Burr (R, NC), and Sen Michael Bennet (D, Col).

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