Cures 2.0: Bipartisan House bill would allow RWE to satisfy confirmatory trial requirements for accelerated approvals
Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) on Tuesday unveiled the second iteration of their mammoth 21st Century Cures Act, a wide-ranging, mostly pro-pharma law signed by former President Obama that pushed the FDA in certain directions on real-world data and other hot button issues.
This time around there’s a provision to fund a $6.5 billion (on par with Biden’s request) research center at NIH to speed new treatments and make riskier investments. Similar to DARPA, the new NIH division to be known as ARPA-H, would be run by a small group of program managers with more latitude to pursue high-risk, high-reward projects.
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