Policy, Advocacy, News - 9/13/2013

Latest from PAN

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fees Face Deep Cuts Due to Sequestration
Sequestration, across-the-board spending cuts that began in March 2013, has resulted in more than $209 million in cuts in 2013 at the FDA, including more than $85 million worth of cuts to private funding. Learn more.

Affordable Care Act Question of the Week
What does the employer-based insurance mandate delay mean for me? Learn more.

Congress Faces Short Timeline and Uncertainty on Federal Spending
Congress returned to Washington, D.C. this week following August recess with few legislative days to come to an agreement on Fiscal Year 2014 spending before the new fiscal year begins
October 1. Learn more.

NINDS Holds Annual Nonprofit Forum
On September 10 and 11, PAN CEO Amy Comstock Rick spoke at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s (NINDS) Annual Nonprofit Forum. Learn more.


Stay Engaged

Take Action With PAN!

Support Restoring FDA User Fees
Ask your Representative and Senators to support legislation to restore a critical source of private funding to the FDA or thank those that have already shown leadership on this issue through co-sponsorship. Take action.

Protect Federal Research Funding
With so many priorities on Congress’ agenda and so little time to accomplish them all, it is critically important that your Members of Congress hear why it’s vital to protect and strengthen federal research funding. Take action.


In The News

Back to His Future: Michael J. Fox Returns to TV
Good Housekeeping | September 2013
"No complaints, no excuses." That's how Michael J. Fox tackles every day — and his starring role in a new TV series. Here, in a chat with GH Editor in Chief Rosemary Ellis, he shares how he keeps joy in his life, his best marriage advice, and more. More…

Parkinson's Support Group walk to raise money for research
The Times-Picayune | August 31, 2013
The Fleur De Lis Parkinson's Support Group is gearing up for its second annual Louisiana Walks for Parkinson's fund raiser, and the group is anticipating more participants than last year. More…

Mellany Baker, Parkinson's Action Network (Video)
KOBI-TV (Oregon) | September 11, 2013
Mellany Baker, PAN’s Oregon State Director, shares information about Parkinson’s disease and the importance of federal research funding. More…

Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
HealthDay News | September 9, 2013
A genetic deletion may be linked to some cases of early onset Parkinson's disease, researchers say. More…

Senior Focus: Dementia may accompany Parkinson’s disease
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | September 11, 2013
People who have Parkinson’s disease face an increased risk of developing dementia. More…

Stem Cell Treatments Overtake Science
New York Times | September 9, 2013
Maggie Alejos arrived here in June from St. Anne, Ill., with her husband, her daughter and a cashier’s check for $13,500, payable to the Regenerative Medicine Institute. More…