 During more than 15 years in public service, John
Guandolo helped ensure the safety of the American
public, first as an ...
 Since the NIH is the largest funder of MS
research initiatives in the world, providing
adequate funds to the Institutes ...
 The National MS Society’s continued
discourse with members of Congress has
helped effect change. The House has
approved ...
National MS Society Secures Congressional Funding for MS Research
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National MS Society Secures Congressional Funding for MS Research

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Government & Nonprofit      
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  • 1.  During more than 15 years in public service, John Guandolo helped ensure the safety of the American public, first as an officer in the US Marine Corps and then as a special agent of the FBI. While continuing to deter threats to US security as founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com, John Guandolo also seeks to benefit those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) through his contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In order to finance the development of safe therapies for the disease, the National MS Society’s funding advocacy focuses on preserving support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The target of the society’s advocacy campaign is Capitol Hill.
  • 2.  Since the NIH is the largest funder of MS research initiatives in the world, providing adequate funds to the Institutes is crucial to improving understanding and treatment of MS. The Multiple Sclerosis Research Program within the CDMRP facilitates further investigation. Any new pharmaceutical treatments for MS must pass safety testing by the FDA before patients can use them. Without sufficient funding, the safety evaluation process will take longer, delaying treatment for patients.
  • 3.  The National MS Society’s continued discourse with members of Congress has helped effect change. The House has approved a $5 million increase in funding for the 2015 CDMRP MS research budget and the Society is exhorting the Senate to follow suit. Though funding has been increased year-on-year for the NIH, it is currently inadequate to meet biomedical research inflation.

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