Elizabeth Warren would use drug co. fines for NIH funds

January 23, 2015 5:05 AM

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Elizabeth Warren would use drug co. fines for NIH funds

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to file a bill next week to help fund basic medical research by targeting drug companies accused of breaking the law, but the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council has a problem with the proposed funding mechanism.

“We appreciate Sen. Warren’s commitment to increased NIH funding, but believe the mechanism proposed ... is flawed and is not likely to provide the increase in dollars Sen. Warren is anticipating,” CEO Robert Coughlin said.

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