Navigation Links
Psoriasis Cure Now launches StimulateResearch.com to Ensure That Medical Research is Part of Stimulus Bill
Date:2/6/2009

KENSINGTON, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Psoriasis Cure Now," a nonprofit patient advocacy organization, has launched a micro-Web site, www.StimulateResearch.com, to help everyday Americans interested in medical research be heard in the stimulus debate that has been dominated by powerful lobbyists and special interests. The Web site allows people to write their lawmakers urging them to make biomedical research a meaningful part of any stimulus bill that emerges in the coming days. The nearly $1 trillion bill sweeping through Congress could crowd out medical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for years to come.

"This is the fastest I have seen Washington allocate $1 trillion in my quarter century following politics," said Michael Paranzino, president of Psoriasis Cure Now. "It seems to have caught the patient advocacy community flat-footed. But medical research is every bit as 'shovel ready' and 'stimulative' as Austin's proposed Frisbee golf course or the projects Chicago won't even disclose. Dollars wasted now will not cure cancer, arthritis or psoriasis tomorrow. Our Web site lets Americans concerned about curing disease make sure medical research is not neglected as the final stimulus package is hammered out in the coming week."

The House-passed stimulus bill includes a few billion for NIH (much of it to build new buildings), and the current Senate version includes $10 billion for NIH over two years. But a bipartisan group of Senators is looking to cut more than $100 billion from the current version, and the House-Senate Conference Committee is expected to make significant additional revisions, meaning the fate of medical research is highly uncertain. For the last five years, NIH funding has been stagnant, with thousands of well-designed and 'shovel ready' grant requests by scientists from all 50 states being held up by a lack of funding.

Psoriasis Cure Now takes no position on whether the stimulus bill should pass or fail; rather, it is pointing out that spending $1 trillion in lobbyist-driven spending now could mean that vital NIH research could be starved for years to come. Its www.StimulateResearch.com site is designed to give everyday Americans a chance to be part of this debate as well.

"Silence may be golden when it's time for my kids to go to bed, but silence by patient advocates is definitely not golden during this stimulus debate," Paranzino added. "The asphalt lobbyists, the honey bee lobbyists, the state politician lobbyists --- all are out in force, seeking parts of the one trillion dollars in play. It's essential that people who want cures for AIDS, MS, autism, heart disease and diabetes be heard as well. StimulateResearch.com lets us be heard."

http://www.psoriasis-cure-now.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Psoriasis Cure Now
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Galderma Wins FDA Approval for Vectical(TM) Ointment, a Novel Topical Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis
2. Gene Insights May Improve Psoriasis Care
3. Scientists unmask genetic markers associated with psoriasis
4. An Oral Agent for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the United States than in Europe
5. Obesity-Related Hormone Tied to Psoriasis
6. Medarex to Receive Milestone Payment for Approval of STELARA(TM) (Ustekinumab) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
7. Biologic Drugs, Particularly Centocor/Janssen-Cilags Stelara and Abbott/Eisais Humira, will Drive the Psoriasis Drug Market to $5 Billion by 2017
8. Indigo Ointment Benefits Psoriasis Patients
9. National Psoriasis Foundation Seeks 10,000 Americans to Support Psoriasis Research for World Psoriasis Day
10. National Psoriasis Foundation Releases 2008 Study Results
11. After Fits and Starts, New Hope for Psoriasis Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment ... also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab ... Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to build ... Company,s stock which is currently listed on the OTC ... Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an ... difficult to understand, not only by the Company, but ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , ... Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, ... announced the five finalists of Lyme Innovation ... More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs ... company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, ... Technologies , Inc. Patients are no longer limited ... ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... done in the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: