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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

Year-End Message from NORD’s President and CEO

Written by Lisa Sencen on December 13, 2018

For more than 35 years, NORD has been the voice of the rare disease community. Whether it’s advocating in Washington, protecting the Orphan Drug Act, working with the FDA to integrate the patient’s voice or providing assistance to those in need, NORD is the organization the rare disease community and… 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