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August 31, 2017

TOPIC: Events, Featured News, Industry, Medical, Patients & Members, Research

FDA Announces First Gene Therapy in U.S.

Posted at August 8, 2017 12:39 pm by Mary Dunkle

In an action the rare disease community has been eagerly awaiting, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the first-ever approval of a gene therapy in the U.S. The product is Kymriah, and it is approved to treat certain children and young adults who have a cancer of blood and bone marrow known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Approximately… Read More

August 15, 2017

TOPIC: Advocacy, Events, Featured News, Get Involved, Industry, Medical, Patients & Members, Sticky Posts for Homepage

Advance the Dialogue at the NORD Rare Summit

Posted at August 8, 2017 09:49 am by Christina Jensen
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It has been an interesting year for healthcare reform and the Orphan Drug Act, and as I’m sure you are aware; the conversation isn’t over yet. Major changes to healthcare and tax reform continue to be discussed and that is why it is so important that now, more than ever, rare disease stakeholders come together to advance the dialogue on these… Read More

August 3, 2017

TOPIC: Advocacy, Events, Featured News, Press Releases

NORD Issues Statement on the Senate passage of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017

Posted at August 8, 2017 01:10 am by Lisa Phelps

Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, issued the following statement in response to the Senate passage of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017:

“Today the Senate joined the House in overwhelmingly passing the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act… Read More

July 20, 2017

TOPIC: Events, Featured News, Get Involved, Industry, Medical, Research

NORD Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit

Posted at July 7, 2017 09:54 am by Christina Jensen

Washington, D.C. July 19, 2017 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, has announced two keynote speakers for its 2017 Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Breakthrough Summit, to be held October 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

The meeting, which takes place on an annual basis, brings… Read More

June 20, 2017

TOPIC: Advocacy, Events, Featured News, Get Involved, Sticky Posts for Advocate

NORD Leads Rare Disease Community Days of Action Campaign to Protect Healthcare Coverage

Posted at June 6, 2017 12:09 pm by Christina Jensen

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2017 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), an independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, has launched a nationwide campaign to urge the U.S. Senate to protect lifesaving health care for the millions of children and adults with rare diseases by opposing any legislation that would harm rare disease patients,… Read More