Facebook and Twitter provide opportunities to engage state and federal policymakers as well as other rare disease advocates who can take action on their own and/or increase the reach of your message.
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.
More than 600 rare disease patients, caregivers, researchers and other advocates joined us during Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC from Monday, February 27th, through Thursday, March 2nd.
There are a few things you can do to prepare to ensure a productive experience at Rare Disease Week at Capitol Hill and minimize last-minute stress.
On January 23rd, President Trump instituted an immediate hiring freeze that would affect many federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, this freeze could significantly hamper research into rare disease treatments as well as the review and approval of new medicines. The EveryLife Foundation for […]
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.