Health care innovation is happening at lightning speed. From the mapping of the human genome to the rise of personalized medicines, we have seen constant breakthroughs that are changing the face of disease treatment, management, and cures. Research is moving quickly, but the federal drug and device approval apparatus is in many ways the relic of another era. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) discusses the 21st
Century Cures Act. Burgess states,?"The thing that just really gets you is the vast length of time that it takes for a drug or devised to be in development, the expense of a clinical trial. You want things to be safe. You want to be sure they work, but in many ways, we seem to reinvent the wheel every time we go down that path."
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