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 >
One of my favorite moments at NORD’s recent 30th Anniversary celebration was seeing Abbey Meyers and Congressman Henry Waxman reconnect. The two played leading roles in the drama that resulted in the Orphan Drug Act of 1983. Both went on to provide key leadership on related issues — Abbey as the president of NORD for its first 25 years and Rep. Waxman in Congress.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, today announced a new public-private partnership to develop regulatory science that will speed patient access to new medical device technologies. This is the first public-private partnership specifically focusing on this need. read more >