Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act into law, funding precision medicine, Cancer Moonshot, EHR improvements

The Century Cures Act (previously published on here) was signed into law on December 13th, 2017 after two years in the making (Davis, HITN). The bill passed through Congress with overwhelming bipartisan approval, demonstrating the common interest in personalized medicine of lawmakers across party lines.

"'It's so nice to see both parties coming together for a common cause,' President Obama said." (Davis, HITN)

Over the next two years, $1 billion will be allocated through state grants to combat the 'opioid abuse epidemic and addiction epidemic', as well as $4.8 billion for President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, and Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot endeavor. 

Please see the original article below for more on this historic vote.