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21st Century Cures: Still Harms Patients

Nov. 28, 2016

21st Century Cures: Still Harms Patients

Public Citizen Summary of Dangerous Provisions in Cures Package 

Congress should not rush to pass the nearly 1,000 page 21st Century Cures Act that was hammered out late Friday. There needs to be an adequate amount of time to thoroughly review the legislation and understand the public health consequences.

While many harmful provisions have been improved or removed since the 21st Century Cures Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives last summer, there are still many provisions in the renegotiated bill that remain problematic for public health. Read Public Citizen’s summary (PDF) of the most harmful provisions included in the bill. View the work Public Citizen has done on the 21st Century Cures Act.

As Congress rushes to vote on Wednesday, Public Citizen experts are available to comment. Please use the contact information above to set up an interview.