Category Archives: Legislative Action

Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials (EACT) Act Passes Senate

On July 16, 2015, the Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act (EACT), S 139/HR 209, which will permanently remove a barrier to clinical trial participation for those with rare diseases was passed in the United States Senate by unanimous consent. EACT makes permanent the Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act (IACT), which was enacted in 2010 and allows those with

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21st Century Cures

  U.S. House Passes 21st Century Cures Act; NIH Funding Increase Included Friday, July 10, 2015 – The U.S. House of Representatives today has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a large health research bill aimed at speeding the development of new treatments and cures, by a vote of 344–77. The legislation, drafted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee,

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ATS Hill Day

LGDA Participates in ATS Hill Day 2014 In late March, ATS officers and patient representatives of the Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR), of which the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance is a member, visited Washington, D.C., to advocate for respiratory health as part of ATS Hill Day 2014. Events like the ATS Hill Day provide important opportunities for rare disease advocates

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LGDA participates in 1st Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) is a founding member of the newly created Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Alliance, a coalition of rare bone disease organizations committed to advancing research of rare bone diseases by working directly with Congress and the Executive Branch. On September 18, 2013, advocates from the LGDA and other Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Alliance (RBDAA)

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FAST Act

Washington D.C.—Recognizing that many patients either have no treatments available for their rare diseases or are using older therapies not designed for their disease and the need to update the Food and Drug Administrations decades-old Accelerated Approval regulation, Congressmen Cliff Stearns and Edolphus Towns on March 5, 2012, introduced House Resolution (H.R.) 4132, the bi-partisan bill known as the Faster

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