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March 15, 2012 6:03 AM

TREAT Act would speed up drug approval process

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from diseases for which there are no cures. But legislation being pushed by patient advocates and biotech firms could shave years off the federal drug approval process to get promising treatments to those who need them.

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