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The latest developments around the fields of

  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Legal Explainer: Arbitrary and Capricious Review

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Explains the history and use of judicial arbitrary and capricious review for changes to federal policies.

Updated last June 20, 2018

First Look: Accelerating Biomedical Research Act (HR 5455, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Allows for budget increases for the National Institutes of Health in excess of established spending limits in the event that Congress appropriates such excess funds to that agency.

Updated last April 25, 2018
for the 04/10/2018 version of HR 5455.

Jessie's Law (S 581 / HR 5009, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

Updated last June 14, 2018
for the 08/04/2017 version of S 581 and the 06/12/2018 version of HR 5009.

Protecting Our Infants Act: Report to Congress (SAMHSA Report)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Provides relevant background information of opioid use disorder, prenatal opioid exposure, and neonatal abstinence syndrome, reviews current activities of the HHS with relation to these issues, and recommends strategies to abate the gaps and obstacles identified in these activities.

Updated last January 5, 2018
for the 05/2017 report.

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