Legislation advancing Parkinson’s research before committee

New legislation to create a national data collection system for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders to support better research and services will be discussed during an upcoming meeting of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society. Supported by the Parkinson’s Action Network, the H.R. 292 bill would allow for collection of data such as the geography of diagnoses, variances in gender, disease burden and changes in healthcare practices among patients to be used in a range of research initiatives and in evaluating and planning our nation’s health care needs,

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