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21st Century Cures Act
Celiac Disease Foundation urges you to contact your Senator and demand that the Senate take up and pass this critical bipartisan legislation during the fall session.
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What is the 21st Century Cures Act?
In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C., the landmark 21st Century Cures legislation passed the U.S. House in early July, 2015, by a vote of 344-77. The bill, co-authored by Republican Fred Upton and Democrat Diana DeGette, seeks to bring new drugs and treatments to market faster by encouraging medical innovation in research, and streamlining some FDA requirements.
It also includes almost $9 billion in new funding for NIH for research, and more than $500 million in new funding for the FDA to implement structural changes in the review of medical treatments. This legislation is far from perfect, however. We acknowledge the real concerns of public health specialists who believe that the legislation will weaken safety reviews, especially of medical devices. But we cannot let perfection be the enemy of the good.