FasterCures, a non-profit think tank with the goal of speeding and improving the medical research system, recently debuted a new resource to track implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.
PDUFA enables FDA to collect user fees from biopharmaceutical companies in order to enable the Agency to review the safety and efficacy of new medicines more quickly. It is important for PDUFA to be reauthorized by the end of July or FDA will not be able to accept the user fees and would need to send furlough notices to staff.
The webinar will feature Michael Werner, Executive Director for ARM, as well as a representative from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Questions will be welcome.
As we noted in a news brief last month, the law firm of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara P.C. has featured several blogposts on different provisions of 21st Century Cures Act. They will host two free webinars this month to further examine the Act, which will be good opportunities for advocates to learn more and ask […]
We previously highlighted the provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act of greatest interest to the rare disease community, but there were many more in the 312 page legislation.
NEVER doubt that your voice as a rare disease advocate matters! President Obama just signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law, after it passed both the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support. This would not have been possible without advocates from EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, Global Genes, National Organization for Rare Disorders, […]
Following the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday by a vote of 94 to 5, the bill was sent today to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) before moving to the White House for the president’s signature. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill on November 30, by a vote of 392 to 26.
The revised measure is expected to have an easier path in the Senate this time, according to lobbyists and aides. The White House on Tuesday said it “strongly supports” the bill. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said the chamber would vote on the package early next week.
More than 200 patient and research associations representing individuals affected by a broad range of diseases and disabilities sent a letter to Congressional leadership today, calling on them to pass the 21st Century Cures Act during the lame duck session.
The session may be consumed by arguments over federal budgeting. But if there is time for anything else, Mr. McConnell may push the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan effort that has taken years to get close to passing. Congress should nudge it across the finish line — taking care to repair a few problems along the way.