Scientists around the world agree that we are facing a shortage of effective antibiotics. Innovation is needed now. This is a problem that affects all Americans — and people with cystic fibrosis in particular.
In a complex and rapidly changing health care system, we support policies that promote adequate, affordable health coverage so people living with cystic fibrosis can receive the high-quality, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Scientists around the world agree that global innovation is needed to address the shortage of effective antibiotics. Our Infection Research Initiative supports much-needed research and development, but new policies are needed to promote a sustainable, robust antibiotics pipeline and a marketplace that rewards innovation.
With promising new discoveries in the pipeline and advancements we've made in the search for new treatments and a cure, we must continue our work to protect access to adequate, affordable insurance that preserves access to high-quality cystic fibrosis care; and support progress toward new therapies and a cure.
Robust funding for the National Institutes of Health helps ensure innovation in basic research and a full pipeline of cystic fibrosis therapies. A well-resourced U.S. Food and Drug Administration helps advance therapies that are safe and effective.
Alongside the cystic fibrosis community, we advocate for policies and programs that promote access to highly specialized CF care and that help advance research and drug development.
The Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus unites bipartisan members from both chambers to raise awareness for CF; support CF research, drug discovery, and development; encourage collaboration between the public sector and private organizations; and support access to quality, affordable care for people living with CF.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation believes in empowering our community to advocate for the needs of people with cystic fibrosis. During an election cycle, it's important to ask questions of candidates to understand how their positions would impact the CF community.