ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Senate extends Priority Review voucher program

September 23, 2016 7:00 AM UTC

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to extend the Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher program until YE16 by passing an amended version of the Advancing Hope Act ( S. 1878). The voucher program, designed to provide incentives to develop treatments for rare diseases, would sunset on Oct. 1 unless it is extended.

The National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) said the U.S. House of Representatives likely will vote on the amended bill next week. ...