• Proposed House and Senate Bills Respond to Federal BioShield Initiative
  • July 16, 2003 | Author: Stephen M. Sorett
  • Law Firms: Reed Smith LLP - Washington Office ; Reed Smith LLP - Pittsburgh Office
  • In his 2003 State of the Union Address, President Bush proposed an initiative nicknamed "Project BioShield." Several aspects to the initiative pertain to public health and safety. However, particularly important to pharmaceutical companies is the Bush administration's call for expedited procedures to purchase countermeasures such as vaccines, and quicker reviews for awarding grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research and development.