Biden Threatens Funding Cuts

Vice President Biden speaks at the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington on Wednesday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Biden threatens funding cuts for researchers who don’t report clinical-trial data

An impatient Vice President Biden threatened Wednesday to cut funding to research facilities that fail to report clinical-trial results quickly enough and took a swipe at drug companies that jack up the prices of cancer drugs.

At an all-day cancer summit he convened at Howard University in Washington, Biden showed flashes of anger as he expressed concern that many medical institutions that receive millions of dollars in government grants weren’t reporting results to a publicly accessible database in a timely fashion.

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