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February 22, 2016

Coalition for Health Funding Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a Coalition for Health Funding letter in support of increasing the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and related agencies appropriations subcommittee, to increase the 302(b) allocations for the agencies under the subcommittee's jurisdiction. 
January 29, 2016

AFib Multiple Chronic Conditions Letter

Letter from the Afib Optimal Treatment Task Force commenting on the efforts of the Senate Finance Committee's working group on multiple chronic conditions (MCC) policy options white paper.  
January 26, 2016

MCC Working Group Comment Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research’s sent a comment letter concerning the Senate Finance Committees’ Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) Working Group’s…
January 12, 2016

Comment Letter on CDC Opioid Guidelines

The Alliance for Aging Research wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting modifications to the 2016 CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Specifically, the Alliance recommended the CDC modify the guidelines by:  Including a statement calling for further investment of federal resources into clinical research to assist providers in tailoring long-term opioid use. Requiring Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide an updated clinical evidence review of the guidelines Calling on public and private payers to broadly cover the cost of non-pharmacologic interventions for pain sufferers.  Adding more resources to www.cdc.gov on the safe use of non-opioid pain treatment Removing the non-evidenced based dosage recommendations Removing the time/specific pill limit for acute pain treatment
January 5, 2016

Alzheimer’s Disease PCORI Priorities Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research submitted a letter to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) suggesting possible research for the Institute to consider, aimed at improving outcomes for people with Alzheimer's disease. The Alliance encouraged the following topics: Impact of non-pharmacologic interventions for Alzheimer’s disease on patient outcomes, caregiver burden and rates of institutionalization Evaluation of screening methodologies, for relative ease/uptake and associated optimization across provider groups and settings of care; Assessment of how Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and treatment affects management of comorbidities; Frequency of emergency room visits for Alzheimer’s disease patients and identification of best practices for potential mitigation; Comparisons of currently available tools used to assess cognition to identify which is most effective for specific populations; and Impact of knowing positive ApoE genotype status on patient, caregiver, and provider behaviors/outcomes as compared to ApoE negative status.  
December 18, 2015

MDUFA Reauthorization Stakeholder Meeting Statement

This is a statement presented by Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens at the December 18, 2015, stakeholder meeting regarding reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA).
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 13, 2015

DefeatMalnutrition Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a letter from the DefeatMalnutrition coalition, regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Healthy People 2020 Objectives.