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FDA may lack money to carry out hiring envisioned in 'cures' bill

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration's ability to hire senior staff would be enhanced under a bipartisan House package to speed new medical cures, but the cash-strapped agency still may not have enough resources to pay higher salaries and support the hiring permitted under the measure. The so-called 21st Century Cures bill aimed at overhauling the FDA's drug approval process and enhancing biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health was unanimously advanced out of the Energy and Commerce Committee last month. Tucked into the bill is a section addressing the hiring and retention of FDA staff an effort to put the agency on more equal footing with the private...

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