Written by Laura Mullen on December 3, 2019
By Debbie Drell, Director of Membership
My sister was diagnosed with a rare disease, pulmonary hypertension, in September of 1998. At some point during her diagnosis, she was told she wouldn’t live to see her 30th birthday. She was 28. There was one… Read More
Written by Laura Mullen on November 12, 2019
I attended the NORD 2019 Summit in Washington, DC a few weeks ago. It was my first chance to attend this conference organized by the National Organization for Rare Disorders and, admittedly, the first time I considered going. I had the impression that NORD was a policy and advocacy… Read More
Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on November 1, 2019
On Friday, November 1, 2019, the White House announced the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn, MD, as the next US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner. In response, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) offers support to the appointment of Dr. Hahn as the next FDA commissioner.
Dr. Hahn will… Read More
Written by Laura Mullen on October 23, 2019
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaking at the NORD Summit on October 22, 2019
Washington, DC, October 23, 2019–Earlier this week, the National Organization for Rare DisordersⓇ (NORD) broke previous records with its 2019 Rare Diseases & Orphan Products Breakthrough SummitRead More
Written by Laura Mullen on October 10, 2019
On September 5, 2019, Takeda issued a recall of NATPARA® (parathyroid hormone), due to rubber particulates originating from the rubber septum of the NATPARA cartridge. As of October 9, NATPARA® is in shortage.
NORD has reached out to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on behalf of… Read More