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Archives for: September 29th, 2016

$1.1 Billion in Federal Funding to Fight the Zika Virus

Written by Jennifer Huron on September 29, 2016

white-houseWashington, D.C., September 29, 2016 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, released the following statement from President and CEO Peter L. Saltonstall following President Obama’s… Read More

Senate Passes Short-Term Agreement to Accelerate Treatments for 15 Million Sick Children with Rare Diseases

Written by Jennifer Huron on September 23, 2016

Unanimous vote extends the Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher Program with important policy changes through December

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2016 – On Thursday, the Senate reached an important compromise to accelerate new treatments to help 15 million sick children with rare diseases.

Led by Senators Robert Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA),… Read More