Category Archives: Advocacy

Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2018

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. This year, as the date falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday, November 12 as a federal holiday. It is also the traditional day on which many entities highlight veterans’ issues. U.S. veterans and current military service members who have been deployed in …

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional GI Research

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-at large) is the latest member of the House of Representatives to sign on in October 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Congresswoman Norton is serving her fourteenth term representing, Washington, …

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Seeks Public Comment on Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) and Tegaserod for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) by October 16, 2018

UPDATE:  10/19/2018: The Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted to recommend approval of both of the medications under consideration below. This does not mean that the medications have the full approval of the FDA and can be made available yet. However, it is a positive step forward in the process toward full approval.   On Wednesday, …

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IFFGD Virtual Advocacy Day, September 26, 2018, Needs U.S Citizens to Advocate for Functional GI Research

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) has announced that Virtual Advocacy Day 2018 is coming soon on September 26, 2018. Virtual Advocacy Day is IFFGD’s annual day on which it encourages U.S. citizens to contact their members of the federal House of Representatives in support of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research …

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Representative Perlmutter of Colorado Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-7) signed on in early July 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Perlmutter is serving his sixth term as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents Colorado’s 7th district …

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Representative Connolly of Virginia Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov,  Representative Gerald (Gerry) Connolly (D-VA-11) signed on in early June 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Connolly is serving his fifth term as a member of the House of Representatives. He represents Virginia’s 11th …

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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) Seeks Volunteers for New Patient Panel, June 2018

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is an established, reputable U.S. based 501c3 not-for-profit organization/charity focused on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and related functional gastrointestinal disorders, also known as disorders of gut-brain interaction. IFFGD was founded in 1991 by an FGID-affected family and continues to have people with FGIDs or family members/supporters among …

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Representative Price of North Carolina Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov,  Representative David Price (D-NC-4) signed on in late May 2018 as a co-sponsor of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Price is currently serving his sixteenth non-consecutive term in Congress representing the 4th District of North Carolina, which currently …

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Representatives Carson, Payne, Lofgren and Faso Co-Sponsor HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, four members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed on in April and thus far in the first half of May 2018 as co-sponsors of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. They are Representative Andre Carson (D-IN-7), Representative Donald Payne, …

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10 Years and 11 IBS Awareness Months: Progress for the IBS Community Continues in 2018

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Five years ago, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for …

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