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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Action Item from MDA

Following is from an email received from the MDA advocacy department:

http://www.mda.org/advocacy/bills.html

H.R. 1 proposes cuts to public health programs which affect the health of millions of Americans. The cuts to HHS agencies in the House 2011 budget proposal would remove $1.6 billion from the NIH; $755 million from the CDC; $50 million from the Maternal and Child Health Block; $400 million from the National Science Foundation; and $222 million from the FDA.

If enacted, this budget cut will result in job losses, slow down the progress towards finding much-needed new therapies, and harm the United States’ global edge within the biomedical field.

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