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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Patients Simply Can’t Afford To Wait – Time Is Running Qut

200+ Patient-Focused Organizations Call for #CuresNow
WASHINGTON, DC – Patients can’t wait. That’s the message from over 200 of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations. A letter spearheaded by the National Health Council is urging bipartisan Congressional leaders, as well as The White House, to move forward and pass the 21st Century Cures Act.

The letter, signed by more than 200 patient and research associations, states,” This is a patient-focused bill that will advance the discovery and development of treatments, strengthen the patient voice in the research and regulatory environment, increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration, and greatly improve our innovation ecosystem.”

The letter continues, “Millions of Americans are desperately waiting for effective treatments and cures for their chronic disease or disability. The organizations that represent these people with chronic conditions urge Congress to pass the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016 in order to speed the development of treatments and cures. Patients simply can’t afford to wait – time is running out.”

Support continues to build for 21st Century Cures. Today’s letter comes on the heels of strong support from from the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU), One Voice Against Cancer, and Research!America and United for Medical Research.


The National Health Council letter was signed by:
A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure (PLGA Foundation)
Abby Grace Foundation
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs
Adrenal Insufficiency United
Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease Research Foundation
Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation
AliveAndKickn
Allergy and Asthma Network
Alliance for Aging Research
Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia
Alport Syndrome Foundation
Alström Syndrome International
Alzheimer's Association
American Association for Respiratory Care
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
American Behcet's Disease Association
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Heart Association
American Kidney Fund
Amyloidosis Research Consortium
Angioma Alliance
Arthritis Foundation
Association for Creatine Deficiencies
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project
Autism Speaks
Autoinflammatory Alliance
Barth Syndrome Foundation
Bcureful
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Bert's Big Adventure
Beyond Celiac
Bridge the Gap- SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation
Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous International
Caregiver Action Network
Caregiver Voices United
Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
Central Pain Syndrome Foundation
Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation
Chase After a Cure
Chasing Life Project
CheckOrphan
Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation
Children's Craniofacial Association
Children's PKU Network
CLOVES Syndrome Community
Coalition Duchenne
Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness
Colon Cancer Alliance
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research, Education and Support Foundation (CARES Foundation)
Congenital Hyperinsulinism International
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
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Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
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CureDuchenne
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
DADA2 Foundation
Debra of America
Dementia Alliance International
Dravet Syndrome Foundation
Drew's Hope Scientific Research Foundation
Dysautonomia International
Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach, Inc.
Epilepsy Foundation
Erik Metzler Foundation, Inc.
EURORDIS- Rare Diseases Europe
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
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FasterCures
Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America
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International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN)
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International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses
International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation
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National MPS Society
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National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
National Patient Advocate Foundation
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National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (NTSAD)
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Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics
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Organic Acidemia Association
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
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RetireSafe
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Taylor's Tale
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The Choroideremia Research Foundation, Inc.
The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders
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The LAM Foundation
The Mastocytosis Society
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Nicholas Conor Institute
Tourette Association of America
Tremor Action Network
Trisomy 18 Foundation, Inc.
United Leukodystrophy Foundation
United Spinal Association
US Pain Foundation
Usher 1F Collaborative
Usher 2020 Foundation
Usher Syndrome Coalition
Wake Up Narcolepsy
Wellness Warrior Foundation

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