From Research!America: Instead of completing work on an updated budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) before 2016 ended, Congress passed a temporary stop-gap or continuing resolution (CR) that flat-funds government until April 28, 2017. A draft FY17 “omnibus” spending bill that would direct more funding to National Institutes of Health (NIH) research and other key […]
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From the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) action alert: Federal lawmakers are currently considering a bill that intends to clarify regulations of employee wellness programs, but instead threatens our medical and genetic privacy. The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1313) would exempt employee wellness programs from critical patient protections included in the Americans with Disabilities […]
Kids v Cancer has put together a yearbook summarizing the achievements of pediatric cancer advocacy organizations in 2016 and outlining steps that pediatric cancer organizations plan to take in 2017.
If you are not able to join us and advocates from across the country at Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill on February 27th through March 2nd, you can still make your voice heard on Capitol Hill and participate in some of the programming.
The webinar will feature Michael Werner, Executive Director for ARM, as well as a representative from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Questions will be welcome.
The final Rare Disease Congressional Caucus briefing of 2016 focused on the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the agreement between the biopharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding user fees paid by industry to supplement federal funding for human drug review.
Rare Disease Legislative Advocates recently hosted a webinar which provided an overview of Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill, to be held February 27th through March 2nd, 2017 in Washington, DC. The week of events brings together rare disease community members from across the country to be educated on federal legislative issues, meet other advocates, and share their unique stories with legislators.
Thanks to a generous donation to our Rare Giving program, we are able to increase the amount offered to recipients! Advocates in Maryland and Virginia are eligible to receive $400 stipends, while advocates in other states in the continental U.S. are eligible to receive $800. Advocates in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are eligible to receive $1,000 stipends.
NEVER doubt that your voice as a rare disease advocate matters! President Obama just signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law, after it passed both the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support. This would not have been possible without advocates from EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, Global Genes, National Organization for Rare Disorders, […]
Following the Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday by a vote of 94 to 5, the bill was sent today to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) before moving to the White House for the president’s signature. The House passed the game-changing medical innovation bill on November 30, by a vote of 392 to 26.