News outlets report that some experts say this investment could help with job creation and American competitiveness in the international marketplace.
The Hill: Medical Innovation Pitched As Key To Lower Healthcare Costs
Government and business officials on Wednesday called for greater investment in medical research as a way to keep the U.S. competitive, create jobs, and even lower health care costs (Pecquet, 1/12).
CQ HealthBeat: Panelists: United States Is Falling Behind On Medical Innovation
The desire to ramp up federal funding for health research and development is up against the reality of a dismal economy and a budget deficit that is shaping the new Congress' intent to cut budgets rather than increase them (Norman, 1/12).