Please sign the petition for Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act of 2012. The petition can be found here.http://www.change.org/petitions/the-fda-fast-track-the-evaluation-and-approval-of-breakthrough-treatments
After signing the petition, you can ask your friends on Facebook to sign the petition as well! Please continue on and contact your elected leader in your home state and ask them to vote in support of the Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Patients Act of 2012 and also Stem Cell Research ACT of 2012 http://investorstemcell.com/forum/advocacy.php
According to experts, it is now taking 15-20 years from drug concept to NDA filing and hundreds of millions of dollars to commercialize a drug. The leader in RegMed calling it quits last year is a wake up call for all of us. GREAT companies like Geron are forced to make tough choices when balancing ROI and staying afloat for the long term.
It is imperative to balance safety and scientific due diligence during the drug approval process. However, for those suffering from terminal disease, 15-20 years is a death sentence. The FDA has served the world very well since June 30, 1906. It is time to give the FDA 21st Century tools and procedures. Many suffering with disease are turning to the internet for treatments. A majority of these treatment centers are focused on the financial aspects of treatment and not the WHO standards of patient protocol.
I am of the opinion that the possible demise of our society will not come from a terrorist hand or some global calamity. It will come from our out of date and broken healthcare model that was never set up to serve 7 billion people. Right now, we have Phase II/III cellular therapeutic drugs that can heal damaged hearts, cellular PAD drugs that are reversing the need for amputation and ALS cellular treatments improving breathing/swallowing in late stage sufferers just to name a few examples. It is time to make the FDA a partner in healthcare.
PLEASE do your part today for mankind and take 120 seconds to
1) fill out the petition 2) Post to Facebook/Twitter 3) Email elected representatives. 4) Forward this email
Link to legislation http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s2236/text
All the Best,