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Idaho Alpha Taters and Tater Tots Support Group

Monday, October 21, 2019
Idaho Alpha Taters and Tater Tots Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center (Bannock Room) 520 South Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83642 - FDA - Public Workshop - New Research Registration updates - Including Open Discussion with group caregivers and care recipients Dinner will be...
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Jonathan Maidment completes a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail raising awareness and funds for Alpha-1

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for the past seven months. Jonathan Maidment completes his journey to raise awareness and funds for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Holding up his Alpha Angels flag to honor...
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Medicare: Open Enrollment for 2020

Monday, October 14, 2019
Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15, 2019 and ends on December 7, 2019. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can compare coverage options like Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage and choose health and drug plans for...
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Medicare Part D: Smoothing the out-of-pocket cap

Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Medicare Prescription drug benefit, or Part D, is an optional program from the Federal Government that helps older adults pay for their prescription drugs. Under Part D, the government and the individual share the cost of drugs up to a certain...
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Escape to the Cape 2019: Team Alpha-1 at its best

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Even though the bike trek started with heavy hearts due to the very recent passing of two amazing Alpha volunteers, Susan Binnall and Alyce Yout, Team Alpha-1 pushed through and dedicated the ride to them: “Alyce & Sue This Rides for...
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Open for comments: FDA proposes new required health warnings for cigarette packages

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking. The agency...
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FDA/NIH public workshop: Developing Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Therapeutics

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Alpha-1 Foundation is proud and grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the FDA, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in organizing the public workshop entitled...
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White House prepares to ban flavored e-cigs

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Trump administration said it is planning to ban all e-cigarette flavors following a recent nationwide outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping and five reported deaths, according to pool reports. President Donald Trump told...
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Breaking a 10-year streak, the number of uninsured Americans rises

Friday, September 13, 2019
For the first time in a decade, the number of Americans without health insurance has risen — by about 2 million people in 2018 — according to the annual U.S. Census Bureau report. The Census found that 8.5% of the U.S. population...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to release drug pricing plan after Congress returns

Thursday, September 12, 2019
As published on the National Health Council Insider and other news outlets, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will release a drug-pricing plan shortly after Congress returns to work after its August recess, a House Democratic aide confirmed. Democrats...
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Study analyzes the degree of concordance among international guidelines regarding Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Thursday, September 12, 2019
The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease recently published the outcomes of a study entitled “An analysis of the degree of concordance among international guidelines regarding alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency,”...
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The biological effects of double-dose alpha-1 antitrypsin augmentation therapy: A pilot clinical trial

Thursday, September 12, 2019
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), recently published an article about the outcomes of a clinical trial entitled: “Effect of Double Dose of Alpha 1-antitrypsin Augmentation...
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News and updates from the U.S. COPD Coalition

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC), which the Alpha-1 Foundation is a member of, has remained engaged in issues confronting our communities and continued its collaboration with other groups to positively impact access to diagnosis, treatment, and...
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