NCHR Comment on FDA’s Draft Guidance on Developing Drugs for Early Alzheimer’s Disease

May 16, 2018. We support the encouragement of research to develop drugs that would prevent or slow the progression of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We support the FDA’s recognition of the importance of efficacy endpoints that demonstrate a clinically meaningful effect on daily function and/or cognition for drug development. It is not appropriate to depend entirely on the use of biomarkers and of limited, narrow measures of neuropsychological performance. It will be important that when these newly developed drugs are evaluated for approval that the FDA maintains high standards for evidence that are based on sound science.

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Letter to Board of Education of Montgomery County on Synthetic Playgrounds

April 23, 2018. Many of the synthetic playground materials being used contain carcinogens, and when children are exposed to those carcinogens day after day, week after week, and year after year, they increase the chances of our children developing cancer, either now or as they get older. That should be adequate reason to not install them in Montgomery County.

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Coalition Letter Opposing Wendy Vitter

April 16, 2018. To merit confirmation, judges must exhibit an ability to appropriately weigh and contextualize scientific evidence when matters involving science are before them. Vitter’s misrepresentations
of scientific evidence call into question her ability to do so appropriately. We therefore urge you to vote no on the confirmation of Wendy Vitter to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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