FGA Leads Diverse Coalition With Letter Supporting the Promising Pathway Act

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NAPLES, FL­–The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) today led a diverse coalition of 11 patient advocacy and taxpayer organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders in support of S.1644/H.R. 3761, the Promising Pathway Act (PPA). Introduced by Senator Braun and Congressmen Mike Gallagher and Mike Quigley, among others, the PPA modernizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug approval process by establishing a rolling, real-time, priority review pathway for promising drugs and biologics that could benefit countless patients with terminal illnesses. 

Ahead of Congress’s negotiations on FDA user fees and other health care matters, the letter states that “patients that are suffering cannot afford to wait any longer for treatments that could change their lives for the better.” 

“This letter is clear proof of the growing, diverse support for the Promising Pathway Act. 11 groups with different causes have united in favor of the PPA, because it strikes the right balance between encouraging innovation and prioritizing patient safety. It is a commonsense, bipartisan reform that Congress should enact without delay” said Tarren Bragdon, President and CEO for FGA. “Patients should have the choice of early access to promising treatments that could provide hope for the future.”

Signers: 

Tarren Bragdon
President and Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Government Accountability

Brent Wm. Gardner 
Chief Government Affairs Officer 
Americans for Prosperity

Laura McLinn
Founding President         
Best Day Ever Foundation 

Janet Demeter
President
Jack’s Angels Inc
DIPG Advocacy Group

Adam Brandon 
President
FreedomWorks

Jessica Anderson
Executive Director
Heritage Action for America

Wendy Faust
Executive Director
LiveLikeLou Foundation

Valerie Estess
Co-Founder & Director of Research
Project ALS

David Williams
President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance 

Keith Desserich
Chairman, Co-Founder
The Cure Starts Now International Foundation
The DIPG/DMG Collaborative

Keith Desserich
President
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Foundation

Al Musella, DPM
President
Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc

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The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that promotes public policy solutions to create opportunities for every American to experience the American Dream. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.