Good Day BIO: Giving thanks for family caregivers – and biotech
November 23, 2022
Before we take a break for Thanksgiving, we give thanks for family caregivers—and the biotechnology that will ensure we can feast in the future. (610 words, 3 minutes, 3 seconds)
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What they’re saying: “Family caregivers are essential to safeguarding the health of millions of Americans, but they often perform this role at the expense of their own health, emotional well-being, and financial security, creating a silent public health crisis,” says NAC President and CEO Jason Resendez.
Helping caregivers is the goal of a new national strategy, prepared by the RAISE Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council and The Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, with support from federal agencies. The goals include assisting caregivers through improved awareness and data, better partnerships and engagement, and improved support and financial services.
FDA: FDA approves first gene therapy to treat adults with Hemophilia B CSL Behring’s Hemgenix “provides a new treatment option for patients with Hemophilia B and represents important progress in the development of innovative therapies for those experiencing a high burden of disease associated with this form of hemophilia,” said Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).
A bountiful feast – thanks to biotech
This Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for many things—including biotech that can ensure the stability of our food in the face of growing demand, war, and climate change.