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Society Advocates for Important Diabetes Research Programs, Access, and Affordability

The Endocrine Society is a leading advocate on several issues that would increase access to diabetes coverage and funding for important research. See below for recent highlights of our activities concerning the reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program, insulin affordability, and diabetes testing supplies. Special Diabetes Program – Ensuring continuation of the Special Diabetes Program...
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Endocrine Society Expert to Testify Before Congress About Insulin Affordability

Endocrine Society member and diabetes expert Alvin C. Powers, MD, will testify before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday about the rising cost of insulin and the challenges this poses for individuals with diabetes who depend on the life-saving drug. As director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Chief of...
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Endocrine Society Delegation Attends AMA House of Delegates Meeting; Policy on Gender Assignment Surgery Debated

In early November, the Endocrine Society attended the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates meeting to establish policy positions on topics of importance to patients and healthcare providers. Our delegation is comprised of Society members Amanda Bell, MD, Palak Choksi, MD, Shivani Agarwal, MD, Barbara Onumah, MD, Robert Vigersky, MD, and Daniel Spratt, MD....
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Society Names Co-Chairs of Congressional Diabetes Caucus Diabetes Champions

The Endocrine Society awarded co-chairs of the Congressional and Senate Diabetes Caucuses with the Diabetes Champion Award for their outstanding work in promoting research and prevention efforts for people with diabetes. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO 1st District) received the award for their work reauthorizing the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) at...
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Advocacy in Action: Appropriations, Prescription Drug Prices, and More

This week’s Washington headlines were dominated by the continuation of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  However, we also saw important congressional action supporting Endocrine Society legislative priorities: Appropriations – The House of Representatives passed the combined Labor-HHS/Defense spending package.  The same bill passed the Senate last week.  The bill, which includes...