The NIH, Funding Problems, and Advocacy Blunders

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The National Institure of Health in Bethesda, MD The National Institure of Health in Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Health or as many know it the infamous NIH supposedly spends over $30 billion dollars a year on research of health issues in the United States. (http://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx)Where is it all going? Vasculitis isn’t even on that list and neuropathy gets more research than migraines which are far more disabling in my opinion. What have we found a cure for lately? Why aren’t the top most painful and chronic diseases in the world being pushed aside for causes toted by the media and big celebrities.   As I’ve repeated many times actors get paid more for a single starring role or an episode of a show like “friends” than migraineurs and Cluster Headache sufferers do each year. Never mind the incurable and unknowns about neuropathy and especially the incurable vasculitis. Instead they invest large amounts in research that is…

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One response to “The NIH, Funding Problems, and Advocacy Blunders

  1. Thanks for sharing I will be looking over your blog as well and perhaps reblog going some articles in return =)

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