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The latest developments around the fields of

  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
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  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Opioid PACE Act of 2017 (HR 2063, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Amends the Controlled Substances Act to require certain training as a condition of registration to prescribe or dispense opioids for the treatment of pain or pain management.

Updated last June 13, 2017
for the 04/06/2017 version of HR 2063.

Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR 1313, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Expands the ability of workplace wellness programs to collect personalized genetic information from employees but still remain in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Public Health Service Act.

Updated last March 30, 2017
for the 03/02/2017 version of HR 1313.

An Evidence Framework for Genetic Testing (NASEM Report)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Seeks to advance the development of an adequate evidence base for genetic tests to improve patient care and treatment. Additionally, recommends a framework for decision-making regarding the use of genetic tests in clinical care.

Updated last April 24, 2017
for the 03/27/2017 report.

Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017 (HR 1685, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental and behavioral health care to certain individuals discharged or released from the active military, naval, or air service under conditions other than honorable.

Updated last May 31, 2017
for the 03/22/2017 version of HR 1685.

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