Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is excited to share that the 21st Century Cures Act was today signed into law by President Obama. The legislation will substantially increase federal funding for medical research, and aims to improve and accelerate the approval process for new drug treatments.
The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, showing widespread awareness of the need for more research funding and speedier drug development. Outside of government, the legislation was also championed by the drug industry, patient advocates, and academic institutions.
The 21st Century Cures Act expands biomedical research funding by billions of dollars. This funding will support research into many diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Some of the funding will go to support the President’s BRAIN Initiative, which aims to expand our understanding of the human brain by accelerating new technologies, helping us to cure brain diseases.