President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34)

On Tuesday, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34). In his remarks, President Obama recognized funding for biomedical research being conducted by the BRAIN Initiative which could lead to better treatment and outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), Alzheimer's Disease, and other conditions. The Cures Act will provide $1.511 billion over 10 years for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) role in the BRAIN Initiative. The Cures Act invests in a wide range of health priorities, including $1 billion in funding to address the opioid epidemic.