Michigan members of Congress Fred Upton (R) and Diana DeGette (D) are working together to assemble representatives of government agencies, private industry, research institutions, the medical community and other involved parties to discuss the development and delivery of innovative new treatments for disease. "There should be no gap between 21st century science and the Washington regulatory process. No opportunities to foster the cycle of discovery, development, and delivery should go unexplored," they write. The two intend to unveil a bipartisan plan to help the country maintain its leadership role in finding faster cures, according to this blog.

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