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Update: House Passes Bill for Better Parkinson's Data

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) has received an update from the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) about H.R. 1362/S. 1273, the National Neurological Diseases and Surveillance System Act.  Read the statement below and take action on the PAN website.

On Thursday, September 23, the full House Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed by voice vote H.R. 1362, the National Neurological Diseases Surveillance System Act. 

This expanded legislation will establish a national data surveillance system that will track and collect data on the epidemiology, incidence, prevalence, and other factors of neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.  The system will provide researchers and epidemiologists with a coordinated system of health data on neurological diseases and will advance our understanding of how to treat and support the Parkinson’s community.

Update: Congress has heard your requests, and the House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.R. 1362! 

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To make this data system a reality, the Senate must now take action on S. 1273.  Contact your Senators today and urge them to support Senate passage of S. 1273 this Congress.

PAN is the voice of the Parkinson's community in Washington, DC.  In 2010, PDF is supporting PAN with a grant of $200,000.

Source Date: Sep 28 2010