Ryan Fischer's Blog – July 2013 Archive (4)

MD-CARE Act: Is your member in a target state or district?

UPDATED 2/11/14

As we move into the start of 2014 and the February Advocacy Conference we are hopeful to gain momentum to move MD-CARE Act to committee action this year. With 78 cosponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate, we need your help to up our numbers in both chambers. Target states in both the Senate…


Added by Ryan Fischer on July 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Advocating for Open Access

In 2008, PPMD joined the Genetic Alliance and others in the rare disease community, in support of “open access” – essentially ensuring that all NIH funded researchers make available to the public published peer-reviewed manuscripts and articles on a searchable website like PubMed Central or the National Library of Medicines. Making them freely accessible to the public within 12 months of publication.



Added by Ryan Fischer on July 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

7.9.13: Update from Congressional Briefing - TAKE ACTION

A big day for Duchenne – Take action to help make it even more impactful!


I had the pleasure to join other Duchenne advocates in Washington this week in an effort to bring attention to the need to accelerate treatments for Duchenne, highlighting eteplirsen as a prime example of a promising potential treatment for a subset of the Duchenne population.

A briefing was held at the Rayburn House Office Building, sponsored by Congressman Keating and…


Added by Ryan Fischer on July 12, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

July 9, 2013: One Voice from Capitol Hill to the FDA

Tomorrow, Tuesday July 9th, is a big day for Duchenne advocacy. Advocates will be speaking about the high unmet medical need and urgency for treatments from the halls of Congress to the offices of the FDA.

PPMD will be meeting with individuals from FDA to include CDER, Division of Neurology, Office of Strategic Programs and Staff from the Office of…


Added by Ryan Fischer on July 8, 2013 at 10:54am — 3 Comments

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