This month, 15-year-old Molly Bonnell and her sister Emily, 13, who have cystic fibrosis, discovered how easy it is to make their voices heard in Congress -- without leaving their living room.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has followed the health care reform discussion closely. While the Foundation has not taken a position on any particular health reform bill, we have consistently and aggressively encouraged officials to include specific reforms that are important for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
This year, Cystic Fibrosis Advocates inspired new champions in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols across the country to take action on critical CF-related issues.
A new law that allows patients with rare diseases to participate in clinical trials without losing eligibility for public health care benefits went into effect yesterday. The bill, known as the “Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act” (IACT), was championed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and signed into law in October 2010.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's successful business model was at the center of a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., today, which focused on strategies for jump-starting drug development for rare diseases.