Senator Corker's Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act is continuing to advance in Congress. On Thursday, the GAIN Act's companion legislation in the House passed out of committee as part of the FDA Reform Act of 2012. The GAIN Act encourages development of new medicines and streamlines the regulatory process in order to treat the growing number of antibiotic-resistant infections.
"Strong support for the GAIN Act among both parties and numerous health care stakeholders reflects the urgent need for development of new drugs to address this growing public health threat," Senator Corker said. "While I will carefully consider the overall FDA bill on its own merits, I'm hopeful the GAIN Act becomes law so we can help restore the pipeline for effective antibiotics without putting additional federal dollars at stake."
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