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Updates from Washington

News from our nation’s capital shifts rapidly, so it’s important to stay up to date. Here, you’ll find the latest information on policies impacting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Also learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s advocates across the country are working to effect positive change for our community.


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    Study Finds Parkinson’s $52 Billion Economic Burden Double Previous Estimates


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    UPDATE: The Michael J. Fox Foundation Statement on HHS Review of Federal Funding for Fetal Tissue Research

    The Foundation strongly affirmed its belief in the inherent value of scientific freedom.

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    U.S. Senate and Local Governments Recognize April as Parkinson's Awareness Month

    Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the resolution and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) was the co-sponsor.

  • Researchers in Washington advocating for increase Parkinson's funding

    Parkinson's Researchers Raise Their Voices on Capitol Hill

    Parkinson's researchers participated in advocacy training before heading to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to increase federal funding for PD research.

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    Over 100,000 People Urge the EPA to Ban Herbicide Linked to Parkinson's

    The agency began reviewing paraquat in 2017 and has until October 2022 to make a decision on its future use.

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    What Does the Partial Government Shutdown Mean for the Parkinson’s Community?

    Parkinson's research and care are not impacted at this time.

Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

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