Thursday, September 7, 2017
A week after its landmark approval of the first treatment that works by genetically altering a patient’s cells, the U.S. health regulator vowed to modernize to keep up with the fast-moving field of biotechnology research. “We are at a point in the...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency is developing new policies for preclinical development of products involving new technology platforms, whereby certain second entry therapies could require less preclinical data. "We're going to be...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health in the Senate Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee FY18 spending bill recognizes the scientific opportunities before us to prevent and eradicate diseases that continue to take a toll on...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
For the third year in a row, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has approved a $2 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health’s annual budget, ScienceInsider reports. The proposal, which...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The White House is pushing federal agencies to support research into drug addiction and public health issues months after proposing to slash more than $6 billion in research funding. The Trump administration's first official list of science...
Monday, August 7, 2017
A new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America found a majority of Americans believe discussions about clinical trials should be part of the standard of care provided by health care professionals. According to the survey, 86...
Friday, August 4, 2017
The bust-and-boom budgeting cycle Sen. Cotton refers to in his thoughtful case for repealing the Budget Control Act of 2011 also has a crippling effect on the nation’s scientific research enterprise. Under the arbitrary rules of that bill, federal...
Monday, July 31, 2017
The results of a new public opinion survey conducted by Research!America sheds light on the perception Americans have of clinical trials and may hold the key to the patient recruitment problem. The survey found 86 percent of Americans felt their...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
In a recent survey conducted by Research!America and the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, researchers outline the views of the public in order to expand understanding of their views on health, research and technological utilization...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
An overwhelming majority of Americans (86%) agree that health care professionals should discuss clinical trials with patients diagnosed with a disease as part of their standard of care, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned...

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