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February 5, 2015
February 5, 2015
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Crowdfunding Myeloma Clinical Trials: What Could Go Wrong?


There has been a lot of discussion lately about crowdfunded campaigns for cancer research and other aid. Crowdfunding is the act of raising money from a large number of individuals on the internet for a specific project or venture, and IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie weighs in on what those types of campaigns mean for the cancer community in a new blog post. CLICK HERE to read Dr. Durie’s blog.


West Virginia Is On The Road to Oral Parity

It is a new year, and the IMF Advocacy Team has hit the ground running on oral parity legislation. Thanks to the efforts of the West Virginia Cancer Treatment Fairness Coalition and IMF Global Advocacy Executive Ray Wezik’s successful testimony before the West Virginia House Banking and Insurance Committee, oral parity bill HB 2493 passed out of the committee with only one dissenting vote. HB 2493 would prohibit insurance policies that cover anticancer medications from charging higher copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for orally administered anticancer medications than for anticancer medications administered by injection or intravenously. Next, the bill will be sent to the House Health and Human Resources Committee, and upon approval there, would be brought to the House floor and eventually Senate floor for votes. The IMF is excited about the progress on this legislation, and we hope to make West Virginia the 35th state with oral parity.


Shop the IMF Mall for Valentine's Day


Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than the IMF Mall, which includes stores such as Amazon, Macy’s, and 1-800-Flowers, and allows you to contribute to the IMF while shopping. By visiting these shops through the links on the IMF Mall page, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the IMF – all at no extra cost to you. To begin shopping, CLICK HERE.


Your Myeloma Questions Answered in #AskDrDurie


The IMF is continuing the weekly web series #AskDrDurie with IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie answering patient-submitted questions in new original videos for IMF-TV. Whether you’d like to know more about the status of various clinical trials or IMF projects, or have questions about new drug regimens or side effects, you can ask Dr. Durie directly. Submit your questions to AskDrDurie@myeloma.org or via social media using the hashtag #AskDrDurie. And be sure to check out the right-hand column of each week’s Minute for the latest episode.


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