A majority — albeit a slim one — of Americans don't want Congress to adopt legislation (known as the 21st Century Cures Act) that would streamline the new drug approval process in order to get specialty drugs to patients more quickly.

In a poll of 1,006 randomly selected adults by STAT, a health care news service, and Harvard University, researchers report that 58 percent said they opposed Congressional drug approval speed-up legislation. Another 38 percent supported such action.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.