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December 8, 2016 – On Tuesday, December 6, the Senate approved, by a vote of 94-5, a wide-ranging biomedical innovation bill called the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which will provide about $4.8 billion over 10 years in medical research funding, make changes to the FDA’s review of medical products, and advance mental health reforms. The bill now heads to the desk of President Obama, who is expected to sign the measure into law. The bill passed the House of Representatives last week.