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Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 34

December 13, 2016

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the President signed into law:

H.R. 34, the "21st Century Cures Act," which modifies current medical research and drug development and delivery processes; to reauthorize the National Institutes of Health and a number of other HHS programs and activities, including the cancer "moonshot" initiative; to fund State efforts to prevent and treat opioid abuse; make changes to health and justice authorities with respect to mental health and substance use disorders; and to make a variety of updates with respect to Medicare, Medicaid, and health information technology.

Barack Obama, Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 34 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/320077

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