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Monday, April 25, 2016

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Help to support a Neurologic data tracking system


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Join the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition in Supporting H.R. 292

The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s (MSC) entire membership is providing support for bipartisan legislation to establish a data system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D., (R-TX), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), could lead to a better understanding of the disease and provide new disease targets.

The Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015 (H.R. 292) will offer the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a guide in collecting information on how many people in the U.S. have MS and their demographic characteristics. This will provide researchers with basic information about the disease that will bring the world closer to freedom from MS.

“The member organizations of the MS Coalition join together in advocating for this bill that will establish a data system to provide important demographic information concerning multiple sclerosis,” said Multiple Sclerosis Coalition President Douglas Franklin. “Having this information available for researchers will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the MS population, allowing for advances in research.”

Urge your Members of Congress to sign on to H.R. 292. Find contact details for your representatives here.


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