Mike Garcia Supports Legislation to Fight ALS, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Co-Sponsors ACT for ALS
Washington, June 9, 2021
Tags: Health Care
“It is imperative that we take action to help those who suffer from ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases,” said Garcia. “ALS is a 100% fatality disease, and people with ALS are in a sense drowning because the FDA refuses to throw them a life-boat due to fear that the life-boat may have a hole. It is past time that we throw those with ALS the life-boat they deserve, which is why I am proud to co-sponsor this bipartisan bill that would provide those living with ALS with improved access to promising clinical therapies and also pave the path for future understanding and improved treatments for ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.”
ACT for ALS would create a public-private partnership for the rare neurodegenerative disease at HHS to streamline the development and approval of innovative therapies. The legislation would also establish a grant program at FDA related to rare neurodegenerative diseases.
The legislation is supported by I AM ALS, The ALS Association, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.