At a Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting Sept. 9, 2021, more than 40 food allergy advocates asked FDA for improved diagnosis, treatment and diversity and inclusion.
Many schools lack funding to hire school nurses full-time. The NURSE Act provides grants to increase the number of school nurses in public schools nationwide.
If Congress does not act to extend telehealth services, Medicare beneficiaries could lose access to virtual care options.
Allergy & Asthma Network joined with other health organizations in a letter to the EPA calling for stronger limits on oil and gas pollution, including methane emissions.
Learn about sesame allergy – how common it is; what are the signs and symptoms; how to read a label for sesame; and a current labeling update.
Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2021: Staying Vigilant On Access to Care, Health Equity, COVID-19 Prevention
Read a summary of the 2021 virtual AADCH Congressional Briefing and Advocacy Day. Learn about legislative priorities to support people with asthma and allergies.
Health groups are urging President Biden, Congress to put healthcare, health inequities and lower drug prices at the center of economic recovery.
Allergy & Asthma Network applauds the Biden Administration and FDA on their decision to propose new standards prohibiting the sale of menthol cigarettes.
The President has signed into law federal food allergy legislation that will require sesame to be included as a potential allergen on food label packages.
The U.S. Senate is considering legislation that would improve step therapy policies and ensure patients are able to access their prescribed treatments.
Allergy & Asthma Network joins national health organizations in urging Congress to support a transition to zero-emission vehicles.
Allergy & Asthma Network joins public health groups in sending a Declaration on Climate Change and Health to the Biden Administration
Allergy & Asthma Network works to help Americans with asthma, allergies and related conditions at the federal, state and local level. Making sure the patient’s voice is heard in legislation and policy issues is an important part of the Network’s advocacy work. Advocates play a crucial role in raising awareness, educating policymakers and the general public, removing barriers to care and making issues widely known to make medical care and treatment more accessible and effective. One key advocacy initiative is to ensure people living with asthma disparities have equal access to high-quality and affordable care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new healthcare issues to the forefront, such as H.R. 7647, the “Preserving Patient Savings on Drug Costs Act.” This legislation delays increasing medication costs for a year after the pandemic ends, putting a cap on out-of-pocket costs, and allow drug-sharing coupons to count towards deductibles. It highlights the importance of all patients to get the medicine they need during the COVID-19 health crisis.