What: All Issues : Health Care : Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs : S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Authorize Research into the Comparative Effectiveness of Prescription Drugs.
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S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Authorize Research into the Comparative Effectiveness of Prescription Drugs.
senate Roll Call 246     Jun 25, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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In many instances, numerous drugs are available to treat the same disease. When conducting drug research, however, most laboratories test a drug against a placebo. Because of this prevailing research method, scant research has been undertaken to compare the relative effectiveness of two or more drugs that are used for the same purpose. To inspire research to determine the most effective drugs for particular purposes, Senator Clinton (D-NY) proposed an amendment to the prescription drug bill which would have authorized $75 million to the National Institutes of Health fur such purposes. Progressives voted for Clinton's amendment as a way to provide consumers with better information about the effectiveness of the drugs available to them. No Republicans supported Clinton's proposal and the measure was defeated by a 43-52 margin.

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