Data in a new report illustrates that NIH research creates jobs across the country and helps make the case that funding should be increased, not decreased. According to United for Medical Research (UMR), research funded by NIH supported close to 380k jobs and $64.799 billion in economic activity in FY2016.
The Rare Disease Congressional Caucus hosted a briefing during Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill which focused on Advancing Rare Disease Treatments in the Era of Cures and Health Care Reform.
FasterCures, a non-profit think tank with the goal of speeding and improving the medical research system, recently debuted a new resource to track implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.
PDUFA enables FDA to collect user fees from biopharmaceutical companies in order to enable the Agency to review the safety and efficacy of new medicines more quickly. It is important for PDUFA to be reauthorized by the end of July or FDA will not be able to accept the user fees and would need to send furlough notices to staff.
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.
As we noted in a news brief last month, the law firm of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara P.C. has featured several blogposts on different provisions of 21st Century Cures Act. They will host two free webinars this month to further examine the Act, which will be good opportunities for advocates to learn more and ask […]
We previously highlighted the provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act of greatest interest to the rare disease community, but there were many more in the 312 page legislation.
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.
The revised measure is expected to have an easier path in the Senate this time, according to lobbyists and aides. The White House on Tuesday said it “strongly supports” the bill. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said the chamber would vote on the package early next week.