COVID-19 Pandemic Leading to Surge in Overdose Deaths in Chicago and Beyond
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a surge in overdose deaths in Chicago and other areas around the country, ProPublica Illinois reports.
The legislation includes funding for cancer research and mental health treatment, USA Today reports. It will help the Food and Drug Administration speed up drug approvals. The measure also aims to improve the use of technology in medicine.
“We are bringing to reality the possibility of new breakthroughs to some of the biggest health challenges of our time,” Obama said at the bill signing. “We’re tackling cancer, brain disease, substance abuse disorders and more, and none of this would have been possible without bipartisan cooperation from both houses of Congress.”