Tell Congress: Don't let Big Pharma hijack the 21st Century Cures Act
For two years, Congress has been working on legislation to advance medical innovation in the United States. From the beginning, I've argued that any “cures” bill must include substantial new funding for medical research (National Institutes of Health), or it’s not going to cure anything.
Finally we put together a pretty decent bill with some serious compromises and some good work: a bipartisan mental health bill, protection of genetic privacy for patients, a proposal to improve foster care, and some funding for Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot.
I support most of these proposals. Heck, I wrote some of them myself. But in the final days of this Congress, the 21st Century Cures bill has been hijacked by Big Pharma and big Republican donors. We need to invest in medical innovation in America – but we shouldn’t do it by making it easier for giant drug companies to commit fraud, give out kickbacks, and put patients’ lives at risk.
Join me in telling the House and the Senate to stand up to Big Pharma and vote NO on this bill. Keep fighting for a better deal on the 21st Century Cures Act.