US biomed overhaul bill easily clears 1st hurdle
This article was originally published in Scrip
A House bill aimed at overhauling the US biomedical enterprise had an easy time of it on 14 May meeting its first test in the legislative process, with lawmakers in the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee clearing it with no amendments by a voice vote, with little pushback.
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