Monday, October 5, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine have made extraordinary advances in research, rendering several life-threatening illnesses nearly obsolete.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research America, this morning urged Iowans to ask the presidential candidates for their first-year budgets for the federal government, and push for research and development money that has been dwindling in recent...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Congress has less than 10 days to reach a budget agreement or the federal government will shut down, a move that could cause major disruptions for scientists inside and outside of government. Many observers say a shutdown is likely, given the...
Friday, September 18, 2015
NIH, NCI and FDA should receive budget increases of at least 7 percent a year, the 2015 Cancer Progress Report by the American Association for Cancer Research recommends. The NCI Bypass Budget for 2017, published almost simultaneously with the AACR...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In nominating Dr. Robert Califf for commissioner of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), President Obama has made an excellent choice.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The 21st Century Cures Bill recently passed by the House may contain a lot of useful provisions, but the lack of enough funding for the FDA to carry out all the bill's mandates is worrisome, the agency's acting commissioner said. "The original bill...
Friday, September 11, 2015
The FDA, in many ways, is one of the most poorly understood public agencies and too often is maligned, said Larry Shapiro, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. But as Congress moves to overhaul the...
Friday, September 11, 2015
At a Research!America forum on Thursday, Ostroff made clear that the agency's worries were not over the policies in the House bill - rather, it's whether the agency gets enough funding to carry them out. Cures included about half of the nearly $1...
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Stephen Ostroff, acting commissioner of the FDA, discussed the trade-off the agency made with the House 21st Century Cures legislation, as well as the need for additional funding to be coupled with any regulatory changes or additional workload that...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Neither of the spending bills approved by committees is likely headed for Obama's desk. Instead, Congress is expected to pass what's known as a continuing resolution, or CR, to keep the government open – assuming Republicans can muster the votes....


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