NIH and FDA start scheme to deliver new treatments faster

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 01 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1201
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have formed a new collaboration “with the goal of developing more life saving cures and getting them to Americans faster,” said the federal health and human services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, at a news conference at NIH on 24 February.

    Ms Sebelius praised both agencies for their accomplishments but said, “We know we can deliver these treatments faster and safer if these agencies strengthen their partnership . . . We want to accelerate and illuminate the pathway from microscope to marketplace.”

    Emerging technologies such as cell based and …

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