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Support the Neurotechnology Initiative Act of 2009

A request has been received today from the Brain Injury Association of America that our readers be rquested to urge their house of representative member to Cosponsor HR 1483, The National Neurotechnology Initiative Act of 2009. 

Members of the House of Representatives have introduced the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act (HR 1483), a bill designed to foster new discoveries and accelerate the development of new and safer treatments for Americans living with brain-related illness, injury or disease.

The sponsors of this Act, Representative Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI 1st) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL 18th), have called upon Congress to reverse the growing economic burden generated by brain-related illness, which exceeds $1 trillion per year in the U.S. due to healthcare costs and lost income.

Because of the importance of this initiative to the brain injury community, it is vital for us to encourage support for the bill and urge as many Congressional Members as possible to sign on as cosponsors!




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