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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedMay 21st, 2009

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Official Title

Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for further study of the neurological disorder dystonia.

Summary

Urges the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to take a leadership role in the fight against the neurological disorder dystonia. Calls for: (1) increased funding for basic biomedical research for dystonia and other neurological disorders through NIH; (2) additional research to identify an accurate diagnostic test for dystonia and an epidemiological study to determine the frequency of the disease; (3) improved patient access to safe and effective dystonia therapies; and (4) increased public awareness and professional education regarding dystonia through partnerships between the government and patient advocacy organizations.

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