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FDA/NIH public workshop: Developing Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Therapeutics

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 “Developing Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Therapeutics,” on Monday, September 16, 2019, in Bethesda, Maryland. The agenda was designed to review current...
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Alpha-1 Foundation CEO John Walsh elected to NHC Board

Thursday, December 18, 2014
John Walsh, president and co-founder of the Alpha-1 Foundation, has been re-elected to the National Health Council‘s 2015 Board of Directors. Walsh served on the Board this year, and as NHC Board Chair in 2005-06. Read more about him...
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‘Allergy & Asthma Today’ features article on Alpha-1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Winter 2014 issue of Allergy & Asthma Today, the Allergy and Asthma Network (AANMA)'s quarterly magazine, features the article "How Alpha-1 Mimics Asthma and COPD," by Alpha-1 Foundation Communications Director Bob Campbell. He interviews...
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National Health Council launches upgraded site to help with health insurance choices

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The National Health Council has launched its newly upgraded website, PuttingPatientsFirst.net. The website gives people the tools to gain a better understanding of their options in the health insurance marketplace and find...
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Study: E-cigarette use has overtaken smoking among youths

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A new federal survey has found that electronic cigarette use among teenagers has surpassed the use of traditional cigarettes as smoking has continued to decline. Health advocates say the trend for e-cigarette use, or vaping, is dangerous because...
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FDA OKs system that aims to make blood plasma donation safer, but experts have reservations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first system that could be used by blood banks to destroy viruses and bacteria in donated blood plasma, potentially making transfusions safer. The system represents an extra safety step...
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The Alpha-1 Project awards NCATS fellowship to Michael Iannotti

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Alpha-1 Project has named Michael Iannotti to its postdoctoral fellowship position at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Iannotti was chosen after a 10-month...
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Serious stuff: Report, teen campaign laud Florida for leading drop in youth smoking

Monday, December 15, 2014
Yes, seriously: Since 2005, Florida's teen smoking rate has dropped by half, from 15.7 percent to 7.5 percent. Not only that: Florida's youth are less likely to smoke than kids in every other state but Utah, according to a new study by the...
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PCORI to fund comparative effectiveness research for hepatitis C drugs

Friday, December 12, 2014
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to fund and promote research into how conditions and diseases should be diagnosed and treated, announced plans to award...
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Scoring system for lung cancer screening debuts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A system of scoring lung lesions observed in screening studies was reviewed in Chicago by researchers for the American College of Radiology (ACR) who hope the new tool will be as successful for lung cancer screening as ACR's BI-RADS has been for...
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CMS: Special Medicare enrollment period for Western New Yorkers affected by storms

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced on Dec. 1 that people in Western New York affected by the recent winter storms will have a special enrollment period if they are unable to complete their Medicare enrollment for 2015 by the...
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Report: Hospital errors down, saving 50,000 lives

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Wide-ranging efforts to make hospital care safer have resulted in an estimated 50,000 fewer patients dying because of avoidable errors in the past three years, according to a new report presented by government and industry officials on...
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Lucky 13: Alpha celebrates transplant anniversary in midst of Awareness Month

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Deborah Labud was 36 years old, living in Virginia and working as a waitress when she began having trouble breathing. The shortness of breath hit when she stood up, tried to climb stairs or carried trays at work. “I got...
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