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VALID Act likely out of omnibus

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The VALID Act is likely out of the omnibus, meaning the regulation of diagnostic tests is unlikely to be addressed, congressional aides and lobbyists tell Axios.

  • "Nothing is done until the bill is closed, but the prospects for VALID are pretty bleak," a senior GOP aide said.

Why it matters: The bill seeks to modernize a patchwork of regulations on diagnostic tests. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had argued it could help prevent infamous episodes like Theranos, which fell through the cracks in testing regulation.

  • But backers were unable to win over academic medical centers, who warned that the bill would impose cumbersome new regulations.
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