WebMD Health News ran an article and will be hosting video from Research!America's National Health Research Forum, "The Future of Medical and Health Research," at which Faegre Baker Daniels principal Debra Lappin was a panelist.
Lappin and the panel discussed federal cuts in biomedical and health care research in hopes to inspire political action on behalf of research advocates to their Congressional leaders. Federal cuts have happened as a result of the sequestering all government agencies had to do when Congress failed to pass a budget earlier this year. Panelist Francis Collins, from the National Institutes of Health, explained the issues from his organization's perspective, and how their impact creates a ripple effect for America. "On October 1, We [NIH] are going to lose another $600 million that will not fund 650 grants .That is research that could have been the next cure for cancer or the next Nobel Prize. But we'll never know."