Our Mission

The Mission of Hope NOW for ALS

Time for 21st Century Clinical Trials!

We are PALS (people with ALS), their friends and family members, united by our belief that we must do everything in our power to accelerate the realization of a cure. Our mission is to expedite access to promising investigational drugs for the current generation of PALS through the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program (AAP) and other pathways, and to speed up ALS drug development by promoting improved alternative and humane designs for clinical trials.

The result of our efforts will be faster trials, using smaller populations, with no placebo arm, requiring dramatically less expense. And yet the results will equal or exceed the scientific rigor of the current design which was established in 1962. It is now the 21st Century. We believe it’s time to leverage 21st Century techniques and technology to bring clinical trials up to date.

We hope you will join us in our struggle against entrenched bureaucracy.

21st Century Clinical Trials for ALS