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Health Bill Backs Evidence-Based Medicine, New Drug Studies

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Science  26 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5973, pp. 1562
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5973.1562

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Buried within the 2400 pages of the landmark health care reform bill passed by the House of Representatives this week and signed by President Barack Obama are several provisions that touch on clinical research. Two are aimed at determining which therapies work best and identifying researchers' financial conflicts. A third, which has flown under the radar until now, would fund a new push in drug development at the National Institutes of Health.