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Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: February 12th, 2015

On Tuesday, the Alliance for Aging Research responded to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee 21st Century Cures Initiative and its recently released discussion draft.

Our comments (which you can download below) recognized Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), and the House Energy and Commerce Committee staff for their efforts to undertake an initiative aimed at accelerating the pace of drug, biologic, and device development for patients with high unmet needs.  Given the glacial speed of innovation for many age-related diseases, we share this desire with the committee. However, we are concerned that the draft bill in its current form threatens the ability of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fully carry out the well-meaning intent behind the 21st Century Cures Initiative. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft bill and look forward to continuing to work with Congress as this process moves forward!


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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