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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution for the New Congress

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress, summoning the political will necessary to speed scientific discovery and drug development. While patients and their families are waiting for cures, anemic funding increases for the federal health agencies in the FY15 spending bill and inaction on proposals to remove barriers to innovation reveal that research has yet to become a top legislative priority.

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