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Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act (Public Law 114–146)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Adds the Zika virus to the list of tropical diseases under the FDA’s priority review voucher program, an incentive program to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop faster treatments for threatening tropical diseases.

Updated last April 21, 2016
for Public Law 114–146

Aidan’s Law (S 2641/ HR 4692, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Requires state administration of newborn screening for adrenoleukodystrophy.

Updated last April 13, 2016
for the 03/03/2016 versions of S 2641 and HR 4692.

The Advancing Hope Act of 2015 (S 1878, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Extends the rare pediatric priority review voucher program and includes sickle cell disease and pediatric cancer as qualifying conditions within that program. 

Updated last March 31, 2016
for the 07/28/2015 version of S 1878.

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