Statements & Press ReleasesParkinson’s Motion Community Applauds Advancing Analysis for Neurological Sicknesses Act of 2015 Parkinson’s Motion Community Applauds Advancing Analysis for Neurological Sicknesses Act of 2015

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Invoice would create a countrywide knowledge assortment device for Parkinson’s illness and different neurological illnesses; Higher knowledge would result in higher analysis and products and services

(WASHINGTON, January 13, 2015) – The Parkinson’s Motion Community (PAN) applauds the Advancing Analysis for Neurological Sicknesses Act of 2015 offered these days through Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

The Advancing Analysis for Neurological Sicknesses Act of 2015 (H.R. 292) would create a countrywide knowledge assortment device for neurological illnesses, together with Parkinson’s illness. A countrywide knowledge assortment device on the Facilities for Illness Regulate will supply knowledge at the epidemiology, prevalence, and incidence of Parkinson’s, a innovative, neurodegenerative illness that is affecting an estimated 500,000 to one.5 million American citizens these days. Higher knowledge would permit for long run making plans of well being care wishes, come across adjustments in well being practices, assess illness burden, advertise schooling about neurological illnesses, and make stronger a variety of analysis tasks.

“Having a countrywide knowledge assortment device accumulating essential knowledge on Parkinson’s illness can be a sport changer,” stated Ted Thompson, CEO of the Parkinson’s Motion Community. “We have now advocated for the government to interact on this space as a result of researchers have lengthy stated that one of these device will lend a hand be sure higher and more practical analysis, higher remedies, and higher products and services for other people residing with Parkinson’s illness and different neurological issues. Our hope is that it might at some point lend a hand give a contribution to in the long run discovering a treatment for Parkinson’s.”

This regulation, officially referred to as the Nationwide Neurological Surveillance Device Act, handed the Area of Representatives through voice vote within the 111th Congress and represents a possibility to transport neurological illness analysis in a significant method that goals to reinforce the lives of all American citizens affected by Parkinson’s, a couple of sclerosis, or different neurological illnesses.