Bipartisan legislation introduced to combat Zika virus

U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Susan Brooks (IN-05) have introduced H.R. 4400, a bipartisan bill that seeks to add the Zika virus to the list of diseases included in the Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher Program at the FDA. The Zika virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, can infect pregnant women and result in birth defects, including microcephaly and neurological disorders in newborns. The virus also causes skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, and headaches in adults. The World Health Organization has labeled Zika a global public health emergency.

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The Pulse on Study Conduct by Elizabeth Weeks-Rowe

To achieve a level of expertise in a clinical research role, dedication that exceeds standard performance is required. It requires a passion for innovation, the willingness to work outside your position or comfort zone, and the ability to adapt what you’ve learned to align with regulatory standards. 

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