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Super failure: What's ahead for health care under automatic $1.2 trillion cuts?

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While the congressional "super" committee delivered a turkey on 21 November ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday – declaring failure seven hours before it was due to produce a legislative outline for public scrutiny ahead of its 23 November deadline – the biomedical research community was adamant that the impending automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion under the sequestration process should not be allowed to harm US innovation.

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