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Archives for: June 8th, 2022

NORD Applauds House Passage of H.R. 7667, the Food and Drug Amendments of 2022

Written by Rohan Narayanan on June 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2022—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 392-28 the Food and Drug Amendments of 2022 (H.R. 7667), legislation with significant implications for millions of Americans living with rare diseases. The bipartisan bill is an important step forward in reauthorizing the FDA’s medical product… Read More

NORD Response to New Draft of the Build Back Better Act

Written by Rohan Narayanan on October 29, 2021

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 newly introduced draft of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376):

Peter Saltonstall, CEO and President of NORD, stated: “As negotiations continue on the Build Back Better Act, NORD urges… Read More

Orphan Drug Act Resolution Introduced in the House of Representatives

Written by Lisa Sencen on March 18, 2019

Today, Representatives GK Butterfield and Gus Bilirakis introduced a resolution that celebrates the success of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) and calls for continued support of the legislation.

Now in its 36th year, the ODA has successfully encouraged the pharmaceutical industry to develop therapies for those with rare diseases. Prior to… Read More

NORD Issues Statement Regarding House Vote on Right to Try

Written by Lisa Sencen on March 14, 2018

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, released the following statement in regards to last night’s vote in the House of Representatives on the latest version of the Right to Try Act:

“Yesterday… Read More