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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 Applauds Congressional Efforts to Restore Intent of the Orphan Drug Act

Written by Rohan Narayanan on May 11, 2022

Washington, DC — The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) applauds efforts of Congressional leaders to protect the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) and ensure proper incentives are in place to continue to foster robust rare disease drug development. Last week, leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee… Read More

NORD Releases Principles for Assessing Proposals Designed to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States

Written by Lisa Sencen on May 7, 2019

Washington, DC, May 7, 2019 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)Ⓡ, the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 25-30 million Americans living with rare diseases, has announced its development of key drug pricing principles, created with the needs of the rare disease community in mind.

People living with rare… 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

Orphan Drug Act Resolution Introduced in Congress

Written by Lisa Sencen on November 19, 2018

Senator Hatch and Representatives Lance and Butterfield introduced a resolution that heralds the success of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) and calls for continued support of the legislation.

This year marks the 35th anniversary for the ODA. That means 35 years of increased hope and treatments for the rare disease community…. Read More