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2012-06-20 14:21:09

Legislation Includes Measures to Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Medicines BETHESDA, Md., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement in response to passage of legislation today in the House of Representatives to expand consultation between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and external rare disease experts and patient advocates during the FDA drug approval process. The bill is...

2012-05-10 10:24:51

Legislation Would Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Treatments BETHESDA, Md., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee approval of legislation to include consultation with rare disease experts and patient advocates as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) systematic drug review process. [Details...

2012-03-08 08:30:00

Bill to Expedite Development of Therapies for Patients with Unmet Medical Needs WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) supports proposed legislation introduced this week by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Edolphus (Ed) Towns (D-NY) to accelerate the development of innovative therapies for people with serious or life-threatening diseases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110719/DC37656LOGO-b) H.R. 4132,...

2012-02-16 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With comprehensive medical liability reform legislation still pending in Congress, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access met in Washington this week to discuss recent developments at the state level and hear from liability reform experts and Members of Congress on the path forward in 2012. Speakers at this year's Annual Meeting included Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Jim Matheson (D-UT), Dr. Timothy McDonald of...

Komen Foundation Restores Funding to Planned Parenthood
2012-02-04 05:08:56

Three days after their decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood became public knowledge, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has promised to once again fund breast cancer screenings at the organization, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to David Morgan and Anna Yukhananov of Reuters, Komen, which is the "world's largest breast cancer charity" had found itself "thrust the group into America's deeply politicized debate over abortion rights" after it withdrew...

2011-09-29 12:12:00

"Representatives Henry Waxman and Diana DeGette should put aside their partisan rancor to engage in a thoughtful examination of whether Planned Parenthood is properly using federal dollars," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the efforts of Representatives Henry Waxman and Diana DeGette to end the investigation of Planned Parenthood's use of millions in taxpayer funding...

2011-09-27 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called the news that Rep. Cliff Stearns of the House Energy and Commerce Committee would be subpoenaing records from Planned Parenthood as part of an investigation into the abortion mega-provider "a historic first step in getting the American taxpayer out of the business of subsidizing abortion." Following news of a letter from Rep. Stearns to Planned Parenthood, as well...

2011-07-08 15:59:00

The Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee says, "Americans United for Life demonstrates egregious abuses of taxpayer funds by Planned Parenthood." WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the release of Americans United for Life's groundbreaking analysis of the nation's largest abortion business, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) issued a statement saying his subcommittee "should review the findings of this report and possibly hold a hearing on why...

2011-06-17 10:35:00

Amendment Would Cripple Efforts to Protect Kids from Tobacco Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association and American Lung Association WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment offered to an appropriations bill by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) that would have given a $392 million gift to the tobacco industry and crippled efforts to...

2011-03-19 11:12:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) were honored for outstanding leadership on behalf of people with cystic fibrosis during the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual March on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., this week. During March on the Hill, members of the cystic fibrosis community meet with elected officials to raise awareness about the disease. "Senator Wyden, Representative Markey...