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Hanna Adresses The 21st Century Care Act

It's called the 21st Century Care Act and it would steer $2 billion in medical research dollars to fight diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.

Congressman Richard Hanna was in Norwich today to talk about the act and how it could lead to an increase in research. He pointed to a potential partnership between Norwich pharmaceuticals and the new Binghamton University Pharmacy School in Johnson City expected to open in 2018.

"They're doing research here to develop new drugs, proprietary drugs that are not on the market as well as generic drugs that are out there and know. But, again, if this country isn't staying ahead of that, by definition, it's falling behind," said Hanna.

Norwich pharmaceuticals is in the midst of a $26 million dollar expansion the company hopes will allow it to create new products, including the next generation of antibiotics.