CAMBRIDGE, MA and DANBURY, CT—-Genzyme, a Sanofi company, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) today announced the creation of a fund to pay for standard diagnostic testing for people with mysterious, undiagnosed medical conditions. The fund will help those who have applied to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program but who cannot afford the basic medical tests needed to make them eligible to participate in the NIH program. read more >
Posted at December 1, 2013 8:09 pm by Paul Melmeyer
Over the past year, Congress has taken several actions (or inactions) that seemingly nobody wanted; indiscriminately slashing budgets as part of the Sequester and shutting down the government for 16 days. read more >
Despite the current focus on logistical problems associated with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, we must not forget that this law includes some important insurance reforms that were desperately needed, such as: read more >
Posted at September 18, 2013 7:50 pm by Leleah Robinson
Government agencies, industry, and patient advocacy groups all agree that a patient-centered perspective is vital during the processes of drug development, clinical trials, benefit/risk assessment, and regulatory review. However, legal barriers and proprietary constraints complicate when patients can be brought to the table and integrate their input.
At the FDA’s annual Patient Network meeting, “Demystifying FDA: An Exploration in Drug Development”, there was a concerted effort among all stakeholders to increase collaboration. read more >