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Archives for: August 31st, 2017

FDA Announces First Gene Therapy in U.S.

Written by Mary Dunkle on August 31, 2017

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… Read More

Advance the Dialogue at the NORD Rare Summit

Written by Christina Jensen on August 15, 2017
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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… Read More

NORD Issues Statement on Confirmation of New FDA Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Written by Christina Jensen on May 10, 2017

Washington, D.C., May 10, 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 on the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Scott Gottlieb, M.D., as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

“We at the National Organization for… Read More