More than 80 rare disease patient organizations have signed onto a letter NORD will be sending to two key Congressional committees opposing the proposed repeal of the Orphan Drug Tax Credit (ODTC). The deadline to sign on is cob Friday, March 7. NORD will send the letter to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees. read more >
NORD recently sent a letter to US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing NORD’s support for patient assistance programs for people enrolled in qualified health plans through health insurance exchanges. read more >
Posted at February 3, 2014 7:18 pm by Paul Melmeyer
The rare disease community has seen several policy wins in the past few months, some of which may have gone unnoticed. First, in November, Congress passed the National Pediatric Research Network Act as part of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act. President Obama signed the measure into law on November 27th. read more >
Posted at January 22, 2014 7:11 pm by Leleah Robinson
Leleah Robinson, NORD’s Special Assistant to the Vice President of Public Policy, recently attended the FDA public workshops. This blog provides her insight into that event.
In July 2012, President Obama signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) which requires the FDA to hold at least one public meeting to “encourage and accelerate the development of new therapies for pediatric rare diseases”. read more >