ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Senator Coburn's Assertions

From the transcript of his statements to the Senate on Monday, July 28, when he fought having the Advancing America's Priorities Act (which includes the ALS Registry Act which he held) being put on the Senate's active agenda...

"The ALS Registry is something the CDC can already do. As a matter of fact, their own quote on it was that they spend only $29 million a year on ALS. We are going to spend $75 million on a registry that doesn't cure"

Does anyone have information that can prove or disprove his assertions (particularly the one regarding the CDC's ability to do a registry already)? Thanks if anyone has any insights.

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