Sen. Hagan's TREAT Act heads for the president's desk
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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kay Hagan's TREAT Act heads for the president's desk. The bipartisan legislation puts treatments for serious, rare and life-threatening diseases on the fast track.
The bill gives the Food and Drug Administration better access to cutting edge research.
In a statement, Hagan wrote, "the TREAT Act establishes a clear and effective pathway for turning ideas into cures, and cures into life-saving treatments for patients with rare and life-threatening diseases. I am hopeful that the bill will bring renewed hope to these patients and their families."
Hagan says the act does not need any government funding. Instead, she says, it streamline's the FDA's internal processes.