Thrilling information for the Parkinson’s neighborhood! On Might 21, 2015, the Area Power & Trade Committee unanimously handed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Treatments Act, which incorporates a key Parkinson’s precedence, the Advancing Analysis for Neurological Sicknesses Act (H.R. 292/S. 849). The Area is predicted to convey the twenty first Century Treatments Act to a vote in June.
Ahead of passing the invoice, the committee held opening statements, the place Parkinson’s was once entrance and heart. Consultant Diana DeGette (D-CO), who’s a pacesetter at the 21st Century Treatments Initiative, discussed her connection to Parkinson’s illness and her enhance for the information assortment precedence, which is integrated within the invoice because the “Nationwide Neurological Sicknesses Surveillance Machine.” Watch Rep. DeGette’s remark.
The 21st Century Treatments Act options different key provisions, together with a $10 billion “Innovation Fund” on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, further investment to enhance actions on the Meals and Drug Management (FDA), incorporation of affected person enjoy information into the regulatory procedure at FDA, and exemption of FDA person price techniques from sequestration.
Whilst we’ve taken crucial step within the procedure, your persevered advocacy is wanted to verify passage within the Area. Please ask your Member to co-sponsor H.R. 292 these days and enhance this precedence by means of vote casting sure at the 21st Century Treatments Act when it is regarded as at the Area flooring.