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June 2011

 


 

HOUSE APPROVES SEVERE CUTS TO FDA

Debate over NIH funding levels expected to begin next month; 41 senators urge "strong commitment" to NIH investment

The House approved a spending bill this month that would substantially cut funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and would carry implications for cancer control and research. Read more

 


 

ATTEMPTS TO WEAKEN FDA TOBACCO REGULATION RAISE ALARM

Tobacco control community remains vigilant as Tobacco Control Act turns two

During House consideration of the spending bill that funds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), lawmakers twice attempted to use the bill as a vehicle to undermine the agency’s authority over tobacco products. Read more

 


 

DETAILS RELEASED ABOUT NIH TRANSLATIONAL CENTER

NIH provides Congress with revised FY2012 budget proposal to account for NCATS

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released long-anticipated budgetary details for how it intends to launch a center for translational research by this fall. Read more

 


 

SENATE RECOGNIZES CONTRIBUTIONS OF CANCER RESEARCHERS

Resolution recognizing National Cancer Research Month unanimously approved               

In a fitting way to close out National Cancer Research Month, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution on May 27 recognizing the importance of cancer research. Read more

 


 

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