Miami Herald: Alzheimer’s cure

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Washington, D.C. , December 5, 2016 | comments
The U.S. House recently passed the 21st Century Cures Act. This groundbreaking legislation will expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments and cures and maintain America’s global status as the leader in biomedical innovation. There are currently treatments for 500 diseases and more than 10,000 diseases existing. One disease without a cure is Alzheimer’s, currently the sixth leading cause of death.

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On behalf of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, I thank Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz Balart and Carlos Curbelo. They supported this legislation and voted to pass it. It is comforting to know that we have allies in this fight against this devastating disease. I urge Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to support the Act.

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