A Closer Look

FASEB's Deputy Executive Director Discusses Federal Research Funding on Comcast Newsmakers

Howard H. Garrison, deputy executive director for policy and director of the office of public affairs for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), stressed the importance of federal research funding for the future of treatments and cures for some of our most devastating diseases. More »

Thank You for Adding Your Voice!

Yesterday, over one hundred of PAN's grassroots leaders were on Capitol Hill meeting with their Members of Congress to ask for increased funding for research and repeal of the Medicare therapy caps. But, they weren't alone. Throughout the day, as advocates walked the halls of Congress, their efforts were uplifted by your calls of support coming from back home. More »

Meet PAN Advocate Sarah King

Periodically, PAN highlights one of our tireless volunteer advocates. PAN thanks all our advocates for your commitment and contributions to the Parkinson’s community. This week we are re-releasing an interview we did with Sarah King, Southern California State Director and recipient of the 2014 Louis Fishman Advocacy Award. More »

FDA Approves New Parkinson's Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Northera, a new drug for the treatment of neurogenic  orthostatic hypotension (NOH), a condition associated with Parkinson's disease, multiple-system atrophy, and pure autonomic failure. More »

Participate in a National Parkinson's Study on Telemedicine

The University of Rochester in collaboration with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is conducting a national study called Connect.Parkinson. This study will examine the feasibility and effectiveness of using video calls to bring expert Parkinson's disease care directly to patients' homes. More »

Medicare Therapy Caps Still in Limbo

Many people with Parkinson’s need physical, occupational, and/or speech-language therapy as they offer some of the only treatments available to maintain quality of life and independence. As you may recall, in December, Congress passed a three-month extension of the Medicare therapy caps exceptions process that allows people to receive medically necessary therapy over the $1,920 caps. More »

Davis Phinney Foundation Announces Call for Applications

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is calling for Letters of Intent from researchers and program directors for two research funding tracks. The Foundation will commit up to $110,000 for research and/or program costs, and up to an additional $28,000 for research specifically in Colorado and/or program costs in Colorado. More »

Meet PAN Advocate Sue Dubman

Periodically PAN highlights one of our tireless volunteer advocates. PAN thanks all our advocates for your commitment and contributions to the Parkinson’s community. This week we are highlighting Sue Dubman, Massachusetts Assistant State Director and recipient of the 2014 Murray Charters Award for Outstanding Service to the Parkinson’s Community. More »

Ask Congress to Repeal Medicare Therapy Caps Before March 31!

In December, Congress passed a three-month extension of the Medicare therapy caps exceptions process to allow for more time to reach a compromise on Medicare payment reform. However, the three months is almost over, and the most recent proposal does not include a permanent repeal of the Medicare therapy caps. More »

Advocate and Trainer Team Up to Support Parkinson's Day of Action

PAN Pennsylvania State Director Patti Lightner is teaming up with her personal trainer, Joe Green, and local businesses to turn the Parkinson’s Day of Action on February 26 into a community event. More »