In Search of a Cure: The Power of Patient Activism

 

There’s never been a systematic effort to figure out all of the uses for all of the FDA approved drugs.

David Fajgenbaum Co-Founder of Every Cure and Author of Chasing My Cure
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In Search of a Cure: The Power of Patient Activism

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Advances in health and medicine no longer rest entirely in the hands of scientists and clinicians. Patients and citizen activists are stepping up to influence research priorities, crowd-source data, and scour arcane medical literature in search of novel experimental approaches. Often, they are motivated by personal experiences, the refusal to accept that a disease lacks treatment or a cure, and the power of hope. Taking science into their own hands, these champions are engaging researchers and healthcare providers as allies and partnering with other advocates to push for new funding sources and speed the accumulation of knowledge.

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