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Legislative and Legal News from 1998

  1. Crusading for Cash, published in the Washington Post, explores how diabetes advocates lobby for increased funding for diabetes research. A sidebar compares the advocacy styles of the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. (20 December 1998)
  2. The American Spectator has published an excellent article on government funding of research. (29 November 1998)
  3. In A Champion for Medical Research Has Moved On, Mary Tyler Moore expresses her gratitude for the support shown by Newt Gingrich for diabetes research. (22 November 1998)
  4. The November 1998 issue of the Diabetes Advocate is now available on-line at the American Diabetes Association website. (15 November 1998)
  5. The American Diabetes Association asks, When is a $2 billion raise bad? (1 November 1998)
  6. JDF reports that Final Budget Deal Confirms Largest Budget Increase in NIH History; Type 1 Diabetes Research Receives Special Attention. (25 October 1998)
  7. AADE reports Medicare & DMERCs Release Guidelines; Hospital Programs Impacted As ADA Recognition To Be Required. (3 October 1998)
  8. JDF Government Relations Update brings us up to date on the appropriations bills making their way through Congres and shares Senator Pete Domenici's speech about diabetes and the Walk For A Cure. (3 October 1998)
  9. JDF Government Relations Update reminds us that there is still time left to send your letters to Congress in support of diabetes research. (27 September 1998)
  10. JDF advises that Congress nearing action on diabetes research funding bills; your immediate action needed to increase federal funding for diabetes research. (15 September 1998)
  11. The American Diabetes Association is conducting a Diabetes '98 Candidate Survey to help raise awareness among Congressional candidates about the need to make finding a cure for diabetes a national priority. (13 September 1998)
  12. Senate Subcommittee Approves Historic Increase for Medical Research; Bill Would Set Stage for NIH Doubling Over 5 Years, according to JDF. (8 September 1998)
  13. The American Diabetes Association urges Americans to make diabetes an election year issue. (30 August 1998)
  14. JDF Washington Report highlights two Miss America contestants who use insulin pumps. (23 August 1998)
  15. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Government Relations brings us up to date on its legislative activities. (2 August 1998)
  16. JDF Legislative Alert: Action Needed to Support NIH Funding Bill (26 July 1998)
  17. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Government Relations brings us up to date on its legislative activities. (18 July 1998)
  18. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Government Relations brings us up to date on its legislative activities. (5 July 1998)
  19. JDF reports House Subcommittee Provides Substantial Funding Increase for Medical Research (28 June 1998)
  20. JDF Washington Report for June 19, 1998 (28 June 1998)
  21. Diabetes decision may come before July 4th, ADA says. (24 May 1998)
  22. JDF reminds us that House and Senate Committees Nearing Action on Diabetes Research Funding Bills. (17 May 1998)
  23. The ADA encourages everyone to send a news release to their local newspaper and offers a free book to everyone who has the letter published. (10 May 1998)
  24. ADA Advocacy reports that 134 Members of Congress signed the diabetes letter to Congressman John Porter. (3 May 1998)
  25. NIH Response to ADA Declaration That "NIH Declares: Diabetes Not a Priority." (1 May 1998)
  26. The ADA brings us up to date on its legislative advocacy efforts. (24 Apr 1998)
  27. ADA reports that NIH Declares: Diabetes Not a Priority. (12 Apr 1998)
  28. The Islet Foundation reports on the testimony before the Institute of Medicine Committee on the NIH Research Priority-Setting Process, given on April 3, 1998. Everyone should read this testimony. (12 Apr 1998)
  29. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich Applauds Efforts of Diabetes Advocates. (22 Mar 1998)
  30. JDF has published the testimony of Robert Wood Johnson IV, Chairman of JDF, before the House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the Environment regarding Cloning: Legal, Medical, Ethical, and Social Issues given on February 12, 1998. (22 Feb 1998)

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