Category: Health & Research Policy (Page 7)

December 17, 2015

Congress and the Omnibus Miracle

Congress gave Americans a holiday miracle this week and reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill for FY 2016, increasing funding for NIH, NIA, and FDA.
December 17, 2015

PDUFA Reauthorization Stakeholder Meeting Statement

This is a statement presented by Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens at the December 17, 2015, stakeholder meeting regarding reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).
December 10, 2015

U.S. Pain Foundation Comments Regarding Legislation on Opioid Management, Incorporating Medical Expertise Act

The Alliance and other organizations signed on with this December 10, 2015, letter produced by the U.S. Pain Foundation focused on Draft Legislation HR 4063, Promoting Responsible Opioid Management and Incorporating Medical Expertise Act.
December 7, 2015

S-FAR CARB Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a U.S. Stakeholders Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) letter in support of National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB). 
November 23, 2015

National Geographic Channel Special on Healthspan, Sunday, November 29

This Sunday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET, the National Geographic Channel will debut an important special, The Age of Aging. Directed by Ron Howard, it highlights the pioneering research dedicated to extending our healthy years of life, or healthspan.  
November 9, 2015

NIH Director Collins Gives Insights on Latest in Medical Research on Charlie Rose Show

Francis Collins, Ph.D., M.D., the director of the National Institutes of Health, appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS to discuss the state of medical research in the United States.
November 2, 2015

Article Makes Case for the Extension of Healthspan

Extension of healthspan on a global scale is of utmost importance as the world population lives longer than ever before. Unless something is done to improve the health of older adults as they age, experts believe the health care systems of many nations could be overwhelmed.
October 23, 2015

HROTW: Infographic on Healthcare-Associated Infections

For our Health Resource of the Week, we offer an infographic on the impact of healthcare-associated infections.
October 15, 2015

Sen. Kelly Ayotte on the Value of NIH and Caregivers

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) was the recipient of the Alliance's Distinguished Public Service Award.
October 14, 2015

S-FAR LTCF Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR)  letter in support of the antibiotic stewardship provisions in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule revising the requirements long term care facilities (LTCFs) must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.