Get unlimited digital access to $0.99 for 4 weeks.


Colleges and Universities
House GOP proposes changes for NIH, FDA
House GOP proposes changes for NIH, FDA

House Republicans are considering significant changes to the way billions of dollars in National Institutes of Health grants are awarded to research institutions under a proposal intended to speed medical breakthroughs. The proposal, which Republican lawmakers unveiled Tuesday, would require the Bethesda-based NIH to set aside more money for high-risk research and young, emerging scientists while also giving the director more power to shape the agency's direction. Nearly a year in the making, the proposal from the House Energy and Commerce Committee represents a political shift from the Republican Party's persistent effort to undercut the Affordable Care Act toward a focus on...