March 06, 2015

Boston Globe Editorial: Elizabeth Warren Plan Would Bolster NIH Funding

MAR 6, 2015

The spectacular growth of the Boston area's life sciences sector has had a vital source: the National Institutes of Health, a lifeline of basic research funding...The funding spigot, however, is being tightened. In the past decade, NIH grants have lost ground against the cost of doing research.


Warren's plan, endorsed by nearly 30 national and local medical associations, is to bolster NIH funding by siphoning a small percentage of profits from big drug companies whose blockbuster drugs can be traced to federal funding - but only when they violate laws.


Her proposal is a creative, sensible solution to boost NIH funding, and Congress should approve it.

Read the full editorial here.