Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cindy McCain Calls for Increased Funding for Migraine Research

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New migraine advocate Cindy McCain, migraineur and wife of US Senator John McCain, wrote a nice opinion piece for last week about the need for increased funding for migraine research.

More Funding to End Migraine
As a nation, we spend very little on research into the causes and treatments of migraines. It is estimated that the National Institutes of Health spends less than $13 million a year for migraine research. Dr. Todd Schwedt of the Washington University Headache Center says that based on the burden migraine exacts from society, funding should be closer to $260 million.

The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy has been working extremely hard to lobby for increased funding for research related to headache disorders. But someone with the kind of access to lawmakers and notoriety Cindy McCain has can help the cause in a way very few other people can.

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