A Congressional Attempt to Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Listen to NCHR president Dr. Diana Zuckerman explain her concerns about a new health bill.

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act. Its authors say it will modernize the way medical treatments are developed and brought to market, offering hope to those suffering from diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and an array of rare illnesses. The bill includes nearly $9 billion for research at the National Institutes of Health, and attempts to streamline the approval process at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But critics warn we may be trading speed for safety. As the bill moves to the Senate, we discuss balancing patient safety and innovation.

Listen to the conversation here.