US budget bill includes modest boost to NIH funding

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 20 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g293
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The US House of Representatives passed a compromise appropriations bill last week that partly restores funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which had been hit hard by the 2013 sequester.1

Nonetheless, advocates for greater federal investment in biomedical research said that the bill’s increases fell far short of what was needed.

“The proposed package won’t adequately reverse the damage done by last year’s budget sequester and ensure the nation’s biomedical research enterprise makes continued …

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