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21th Century Cures Act advances in U.S. House


A second draft of the 21st Century Cures Act was released by the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill contains language from the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act (H.R. 292). The inclusion of this provision will create a nationwide system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis.

Information collected will provide a foundation for evaluating and understanding aspects of these diseases on which we currently do not have a good grasp – such as the geography of diagnoses, variances in gender, disease burden and changes in healthcare practices among patients.

The House is expected to bring the 21st Century Cures Act to a vote this summer. Senate is expected debate their version later this year.

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