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POSTED BY STEPHANIE SEWERYN ON 6/1/2012

By Anna Edney - May 30, 2012 11:00 PM CT

The $6.4 billion accord that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. (TEVA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and other companies reached with U.S. regulators to fund new medicine and device reviews through 2017 passed the House of Representatives.

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POSTED BY STEPHANIE SEWERYN ON 5/24/2012

Praises Senate for Addressing Needs of Rare Disease Patients

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POSTED BY STEPHANIE SEWERYN ON 5/24/2012

By Robert Pear, New York Times

May 24,2012, WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a major bipartisan bill to prevent drug shortages and to speed federal approval of new lifesaving medicines, including lower-cost generic versions of biotechnology products.

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POSTED BY PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION ON 9/22/2011

With a 150 percent increase in infection rate since 2001, now is the time to fight for a cure

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POSTED BY PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION ON 9/21/2011

Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03) delivers remarks during Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week encouraging others to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act.

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POSTED BY PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION ON 7/12/2011

Landmark Legislation Will Coordinate and Expand National Research on Pulmonary Fibrosis

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POSTED BY PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION ON 4/8/2011

By Daniel Strauss

If the government does shut down, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will donate his salary to a foundation for pulmonary fibrosis.

He announced the news in a Tweet on Thursday.

"Congress should find bipart solution to cut spending and keep gov open. Will donate salary to Pulm Fibrosis Foundation if we can't," Kirk tweeted.

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POSTED BY PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION ON 11/2/2010

About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act

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POSTED BY PULMONARY FIBROSIS FOUNDATION ON 9/14/2010

In recognition of the hard work and dedication shown by the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community to help pass the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 1079, S. 3703), and in celebration of National PF Awareness Week, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation placed an advertisement in The Hill magazine, one of the most respected magazines covering Washington DC and the U.S. Congress.