Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Obama: Will sign an Executive Order to expand federal funding for such research.
McCain: Will support such federal funding, emphasizing adult stem cells.
Obama: Opposes tort reform that caps jury awards, but will support strengthening antitrust laws and promoting new models to address
McCain: Will support both tort reform to eliminate frivolous lawsuits and excessive damage awards and a "safe harbor" for doctors
who follow clinical and safety guidelines.
Rx Drug Manufacturing
Obama: No statement.
McCain: Will revise the tax code to discourage the shift in prescription drug manufacturing to other nations.
Obama: Will double federal budgets for basic research over a decade and for cancer research over five years.
McCain: Will increase funding and create incentives for basic research.
Obama: Will sign an Executive Order for the review and release of government publications in a timely manner and not distorted by
McCain: Will restore the credibility of the Office of Science and Technology within the White House.
http://BarackObama.com/; Kaiser Family Foundation's
BusinessWeek; CQ HealthBeat; Tax Policy Center; Health Affairs; The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; WebMD;