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 [http://thomas.loc.gov]) is cosponsored by Sen Orrin Hatch (R, Utah), Sen Richard Burr (R, NC), and Sen Michael Bennet (D, Col).
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