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Myeloma Minute
October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013

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How the US Government Shutdown Affects the Myeloma Community

The government shutdown is affecting many health agencies in ways that may impact myeloma patients. Considered essential spending, programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and unemployment insurance will continue to be funded, but we should expect changes for other programs, such as NIH clinical trials and other NIH operations. READ MORE


NIH Clinical Trials and the Government Shutdown

Because of the US government shutdown, new clinical trials that would have begun at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are being deferred until the government resumes operation. Existing clinical trials are continuing, but newly registered patients are not being admitted into any trials. READ MORE about how patients may be affected. Meanwhile, researchers elsewhere are bracing for setbacks. READ MORE


Advocacy Update: State Oral Parity Bills

Over the past few months, even while some state legislatures were closed for summer recess, there has been important progress on key oral parity bills, and more action is expected in the coming weeks. Bills are moving forward in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan, while the IMF is working against changes made by the sponsors of California's oral parity bill that decrease its effectiveness. READ MORE


Miracles for Myeloma: 5K in New Jersey This Weekend
This Saturday, October 5th will mark the first annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk in Clark, New Jersey. Event organizers hope the 5K inspires hope and gives strength to patients and their families, while supporting the IMF's research to find a cure for myeloma. Among the runners (or walkers!) will be Suzanne Battaglia, IMF Director of Member Events, from the IMF's headquarters in California. Come meet Suzanne, the event organizers, and new friends this Saturday! LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR THE 5K


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