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WASHINGTON — It took nearly three years for Congress to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. The next question is: How long will it take the Food and Drug Administration to implement it?

The legislation, designed to accelerate the introduction of new medical treatments by speeding up some FDA approval processes and boosting federal funding, passed the Senate Wednesday by a 94 to 5 vote on Wednesday. The House passed it last week, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

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  • Yes !! We Pt. activists thank Sen. Markey , Rep. Keating and all the others who voted for this Bill. We urge Sen. Warren to accept defeat and join us to ensure funding, real reform to the broken compassionate use system , and accountablility from both the FDA and Pharma.

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