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The Convergence of Digital Health, Devices and Pharma

There has been a huge push in policy circles to speed innovation in medicine which is manifest in several initiatives, including most notably the 21st Century Cures Act implementation. But it would be a mistake to assess the quickening pace … Continue reading ?

Sen. Alexander: Getting EHRs “Out of Ditch” Is Critical to Future of Medical Innovation

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that “electronic health records are a critical piece to the future of medical innovation” during the first oversight hearing on the 21st Century Cures Act.   Today,...Show More Summary

Is FDA Set for Another Banner Year of Approvals?

In 2015, FDA experienced a banner year with respect to the number of novel drugs and biologics that were approved by the agency – 45 all told. Since then, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed with the goal, among … Continue reading...

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New FDA Directions, Part 2 – Cures Implementation

In Part 1 of FDA New Directions, we looked at the issue of pricing. Today we’re looking at implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Act). Prior to becoming the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Gottlieb was a strong supporter of … Continue reading ?

Regulatory Capture Tests the New Administration

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD The bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act charges HHS / ONC to deal with two issues that previous laws (HIPAA and HITECH) and the Obama HHS left in-progress: information blocking and longitudinal health records. ONC needs to deal with these two issues at a time when there are calls to delay or

Mental Health, Drug Approval, and Biomedical Research in the 21st Century

A few weeks before the end of 2016, which was also a few weeks before the end of a congressional session and the end of President Barack Obama’s time in office, the 21st Century Cures Act became law. It had been passed with overwhelming support in the House of Representatives and the Senate and it […]

Why Isn’t Big Pharma Paying for the Harm It Caused Like Big Tobacco?

They got their claws in the opioid crisis and are milking it for all it's worth. Late last year, the Senate approved $1 billion of taxpayer money for “opioid prevention and treatment programs” as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. Yes, taxpayers are...Show More Summary

What Does the Cures Act Really Mean for Patients?

When signed by President Obama last December, the 21st Century Cures Act—which was the culmination of seven revisions written after the House of Representatives first introduced it in January 2015—was applauded by some as a huge step toward getting much-needed drugs and medical devices to the patients who need them. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Budget Is Universally Unloved

WASHINGTON ? Over the course of the last three years, a bipartisan group of lawmakers made painstaking attempts to pass a major restructuring of biomedical research in America. Known as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill streamlined regulatory policy at the Food and Drug Administration. Show More Summary

‘A Cure For Wellness’ Super Bowl Ad: Watch Those Side Effects

20th Century Fox just dropped a new 30-second spot for its psychedelic noir A Cure For Wellness directed by Gore Verbinski. The studio showed a good portion of the first act during a product reel back in December, and it has been holding...Show More Summary

What the 21st Century Cures Act means for behavioral health

The 21st Century Cures Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in December, provides or extends funding for a variety of health initiatives, including support for people with mental health and substance use issues. Show More Summary

PODCAST: What Does the 21st Century Cures Act Mean For the Mentally Ill?

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent welcome mental health researcher and Psych Central Founder, Dr. John Grohol, to discuss the newly passed 21st Century Cures Act. In addition to other bills, the Act integrated parts of what was previously […]

Many think the Cures Act will halt progress.They’re wrong.

Recently, the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures bill with an overwhelming vote of 95-4 and was approved by President Obama. Yet, the controversy continues. Some people worry that this act is destroying our scientific process and sacrificing patient safety issues. Others proclaim that this is a win for the big pharmaceutical companies, who […]

The Cures Act comes with some big questions

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures, known simply as the Cures Act. This is thought to be the largest and most powerful health care-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 […]

The 21st Century Cures Act, as seen by a medical ethicist

The blood thinner heparin is not a 21st-century cure. It was discovered 100 years ago by a scientist looking for something else entirely, and is one of the oldest drugs still in regular use. After my daughter was diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood disorder, heparin played a key daily role in her treatment. We’d […]

Obama Signs Bill Providing $1 Billion for Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction

President Obama this week signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes $1 billion in new funding to prevent and treat opioid addiction. The Senate approved the measure last week. The post Obama Signs Bill Providing $1 Billion for Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Outrage of the Month: 21st Century Cures — Gift to Big Pharma and Medical Device Companies, Bad Deal for Patients

In December 2016, after weeks of secret negotiations, the lame-duck Congress passed — and President Barack Obama signed — the dangerous 21st Century Cures Act. The bill had been sold erroneously as a commonsense, bipartisan compromise that would enable scientific innovation and medical breakthroughs. Show More Summary

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Happy New Year 2017!

With another year behind us, we have a lot to look forward to in 2017 for mental health. The biggest win for some people with mental illness was the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that includes a partial fix and reworking […]

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