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    Default Bill to double US MS research funding $10 million passes House, headed for Senate

    This is from an e-mail notice from the National MS Society Advocacy Action Network (June 19):

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    With support from MS activists, yesterday the [US House of Representatives] agreed to an amendment that would double MS research funding for Fiscal Year 2015 in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). This amendment increased funding from $5 million to $10 million—the largest amount to date!



    Rep. Barbara Lee's speech in support of the amendment can be seen here: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c450128...ding-amendment

    It still has to pass the Senate, however.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Great news, thanks Joan!!
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    Get in touch with your senator and ask they support this bill. You can e-mail or call their number to ask for support for the bill. It still has to pass the Senate.

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    If it does pass, lets hope it doesn't end up being spent on pay raises, and vacations, and well, you know the story. A cure will hurt big pharma, but will give many the chance to work, and pay taxes, and live a normal life.

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    a tiny pittance, considering the size of the whole budget...... but yes, good news.
    ...I am not a doctor nor medical professional, and don't pretend to be one, here... :o

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    Yeah, especially since they spend more on their local pet projects!
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