Dr. Kevin Campbell: The Cures Act could speed up FDA approvals. Will you still be safe?


This past week, the House of Representatives passed legislation that has become known as the 21st Century Cures Act.  Wednesday, the Senate also passed the Act.

This is thought to be the largest and most powerful healthcare related law since the passage of the Affordable Care Act during Obama’s first term. 

The Cures Act provides for a large increase in funds for boosting biomedical research and also takes aim at speeding up drug and medical device approvals through the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). 

As expected, other items are also placed inside this bill such as funding for Opioid abuse as well as a program to better…


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