"Congress Poised To Pass Sweeping Law Covering FDA And NIH"

"Legislation to bolster medical research and revamp the way new drugs and medical devices are approved is on the fast track through a Congress that has had little success to celebrate this year.

The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.

Analysts are still picking through the law, which has bipartisan support. They are raising both hope and concern about its sweeping provisions."

Richard Harris reports for All Things Considered November 29, 2016.

Source: NPR, 11/30/2016