Senate Passes 21st Century Cures Act

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Source: Fierce Biotech

Members of the Senate have passed the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 94 to 5. The positive vote means landmark legislation that will reshape medical device regulation is just a signature from President Obama away from passing into law, although it will take far longer for the FDA to adopt the changes.

Some of the more contentious aspects of the legislation were stripped from the text during its long, stuttering passage through Congress. But the final text still features multiple sections that could have a big effect on the medical device sector. Whether the changes are for better or worse is a topic of debate likely to continue long after the act is signed into law.


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