Bioterrorism measure allocates $1B for research

12/12/2006 | Washington Post, The

Legislation awaiting President George W. Bush's signature to become law would create a new agency to manage efforts to counter bioterrorism, armed with $1 billion over the next three years to support research on drugs that could be used to respond to attacks. An HHS spokeswoman said the legislation "supports much needed late-stage research-and-development funding. ... It also supports our efforts to improve coordination of preparedness and response programs across the department."

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