Welcome to Hope NOW For ALS!
Hope NOW For ALS (HNFA) is devoted entirely to finding ways to develop and use 21st Century technology to cure a 19th Century disease.
Currently, the regulatory authorities in the United States of America are mired in 20th Century rules and thinking when it comes to treatment options for ALS. This spills over into the pharmaceutical industry and stifles progress. Consequently, people with ALS die waiting for experimental treatments to slowly crawl through the approval process and some promising drugs are simply shelved because companies run out of money trying to finance multiple long and expensive clinical trials.
We do not accept this status quo!
HNFA works with government and industry to seek out 21st Century ways to conduct clinical trials that are shorter in time, require fewer participants, are more humane in design, but produce the same rigorous scientific results. Currently, the FDA clinical trial rules are the same as in 1962 when they were first implemented. At the time, they were the pinnacle of scientific rigor. But medical understanding and technology has greatly evolved since the middle of the 20th Century.
HNFA works with industry to develop and use these new techniques and technologies, then to adopt them into their proposed clinical trial plans. We also work with government regulatory authorities to recognize the new techniques and technologies as scientifically valid and to accept the results provided by the new 21st Century clinical trial designs. Additionally, we push the regulatory authorities to use the flexibility granted them by law to more quickly make experimental treatment options available to patients.
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