Read UMR's July 13 Statement on NIH Funding in House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
NIH Research 101 | UMR Answers Common Questions About NIH Research in this New Fact Sheet Series
NIH's Role In Sustaining the U.S. Economy | 2023 Update Now Available
Why Invest in NIH Research? | UMR Offers Fact Sheets Explaining Why Congress Must #keepNIHstrong

A participant in the NIH 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program.

Photo Credit: National Institutes of Health

About This Photo

Biden administration to buy 500M more rapid COVID-19 tests to give free to Americans

While AdvaMed said in a written statement last month that the Biden administration’s plan to purchase 500 million rapid COVID-19 tests and make them available for free was an “encouraging” step, the medtech lobby emphasized that the federal government plays a “pivotal role of guaranteeing the market,” and going forward more must be done to ensure a consistent and reliable supply of diagnostics.