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Offsets deal reached to fund FDA, NIH 'Cures' bill

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Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee late on 20 May said they had reached a deal on how they will pay for the expected $13bn costs of implementing the provisions in the proposed 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6) – a bill aimed at overhauling the US biomedical enterprise, which is intended to speed up the discovery, development and approval processes for therapies, devices and diagnostics.

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