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July 2005

Science Policy Insider News (July 2005)

Amendment Targets NIMH Research Again

For the second year in a row, Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) has succeeded in his efforts to pass an amendment that would rescind funding for peer-reviewed behavioral research projects supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Counting Pennies: Current Snapshot Indicates Research Funding Likely to Hold Steady but not Increase

On June 24, 2005, the House of Representatives approved the FY 2006 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (H.R. 3010) which funds education and health research and programs. The House bill provides $28.507 billion for NIH, an increase of $142.3 million (0.5 percent) but $3 million less than the President's FY 2006 budget request.

FDA's Bitter Pill

On June 23, a letter endorsed by APA and eight other scientific and professional societies was sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting clarification about how FDA solicits/incorporates expertise on drug abuse issues within the framework of its advisory committee structure.

Also in this Issue

Making Methamphetamine Treatment Results Crystal Clear; NIGMS to Issue Program Announcement for Behavioral Research Collaborations on Animal Models; APA Releases Report of Task Force on Ethics and National Security;