With the unstated goal of reducing health care costs in the future, the U.S. government put forth proposed changes today to the way it works with companies to fight new disease threats.

The feds are urging the Food and Drug Administration to set up centers to make vaccines quickly.  A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was critical of the nation’s overall ability to respond to new outbreaks, noting that it is too slow. The report also outlines a plan for providing help to academic researchers and biotechnology companies in the development of promising new drugs and vaccines.

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