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Winners and losers of the 21st Century Cures Act

by Sheila KaplanSTAT
December 5th, 2016

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Sponsors of the 21st Century Cures Act call it a win-win: a fusion of funds for medical research with new rules that direct the Food and Drug Administration to approve drugs and devices with greater urgency. There’s also money to help states fight the opioid epidemic, and a boost for mental health care.

But this is Washington, so even this bipartisan bill, which the House of Representatives approved in a landslide and which the Senate is expected to pass Tuesday, leaves a trail of winners and losers.

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