Q&A: 21st Century Cures Act may favor ‘speed over science’

first_img Q&A: 21st Century Cures Act may favor ‘speed over science’ The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in the last days of the Obama administration. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More STAT staff What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img [email protected] Pharmalot The 21st Century Cures Act promises to ramp up funding for biomedical research while also loosening regulations governing drugs and medical devices. Supporters say it will speed up approval of new treatments, while critics are concerned that the safety and effectiveness may be compromised.Before a panel discussion on the law hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and STAT, Ed Silverman, STAT senior writer and Pharmalot columnist, interviewed Aaron Kesselheim, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, on Facebook live. The full Q&A video is here; the panel discussion will be available here. GET STARTED By STAT staff Feb. 27, 2017 Reprints What’s included? Tags drug developmentpolicyresearchlast_img read more