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Wyden, Hatch, Markey Applaud Senate Passage Of Access To Clinical Trials Bill

Bill Would Maintain Ability of People Receiving Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid to Participate in Rare Disease Clinical Trials

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Senator Edward J.

Steiner Hayward Wants Stronger Vaccine Law For Seventh Graders

A 2013 law designed to require informed consent for any parents opting out of vaccinations for their children has not worked as intended -- it’s been interpreted as applying to only new students -- compelling lawmakers to ask for a new law that will net all children entering public schools in the 7th grade.

The 2015 session will feature a new bill designed to tighten the vaccination exemptions for school children and protect the public against infectious disease after a 2013 law failed to do what lawmakers had intended.

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