Like so many research and science institutions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has come under the microscope recently. During a health appropriations subcommittee hearing two weeks ago, Secretary Price defended the White House’s proposed cuts to medical research, citing the need to reduce overhead/indirect costs paid to universities and other research entities, which he says account for 30 percent of grant money. He believes reducing these costs would allow agencies to direct more money toward actual research.

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