ICYMI: December 2, 2016

Published on December 2, 2016

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: December 2, 2016


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NOTE FROM THE PREVENT CANCER FOUNDATION®: The 21st Century Cures Act is meant to increase funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is critical. But rather than increase health funding, Congress wants to fulfill the goals of the Cures Act by taking money from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. This fund provides community grants to organizations engaged in health education, smoking cessation and cancer screening programs around the country.

Click here to write to your members of Congress about this important issue. Tell Congress to use the 21st Century Cures Act to increase funding for the NIH and the FDA while preserving other essential programs.

House Just Passed the Biggest Health Reform Bill Since Obamacare

WEDNESDAY, November 30, 2016 (Fortune)–The 21st Century Cures Act sailed through the chamber.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday night overwhelmingly passed wide-ranging legislation meant to overhaul the drug approval process, boost biomedical research, and many other significant health-related policies. The so-called 21st Century Cures Act was approved on a 392-26 vote and will head to the Senate for consideration next week.

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