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Bioterror “Strategic Investor” Initiative Must Be Resolved As House, Senate Pass Dueling Bills

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Executive Summary

House- and Senate-passed bills reauthorizing the 2006 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act are similar in many respects in their efforts to accelerate medical countermeasure development. However, the House bill lacks a Senate provision that would allow HHS to contract with a non-profit entity to invest in companies developing countermeasures.

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