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Aug 19, 2014, 17:00 ET

Journal of the American Medical Association Publishes New Study Offering Further Validation for Newborn Screening for SCID, a Life-Threatening Primary Immune Disorder

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that...

Aug 06, 2014, 17:05 ET

Enrollment for Medicare IVIG Demonstration Project Begins August 8, 2014

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to announce that the enrollment for the Medicare IVIG Demonstration Project will begin on...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:13 ET

Two More States Begin Implementation of SCID Newborn Screening

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) commends the states of Maine and Rhode Island for adding Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) to...

Jul 08, 2014, 14:17 ET

Newborn Screening Now in 21 States for Life-Threatening Immune Disease

 With the recent addition of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) in New Jersey and Illinois, approximately...

Mar 27, 2014, 10:17 ET

Immune Deficiency Foundation Medical Advisory Committee Publishes Vaccination Recommendations

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) addresses the debate over vaccinations, stressing the importance of educating the public about primary...

Jan 03, 2014, 11:53 ET

Washington to Screen Newborns for Deadly Immune Disease

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, commends the state of...

Dec 19, 2013, 14:44 ET

Immune Deficiency Foundation Approved for Funding Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Become Integral Part of New National Clinical Research Network

 A team led by the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute...

Oct 29, 2013, 14:33 ET

Immune Deficiency Foundation Meets National Health Council Standards of Excellence

 The Board of Trustees of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to announce that the Foundation has met all of the requirements of...

Sep 10, 2013, 15:44 ET

Legislation Would Lower Out of Pocket Costs for Patients with Rare, Chronic Conditions

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), one of more than 20 organizations as part of the Coalition for Accessible Treatments, supports the...

Aug 05, 2013, 09:42 ET

Ohio to Screen Newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, commends the...

Jun 28, 2013, 09:56 ET

Michael S. Hershfield, M.D. Awarded the Boyle Scientific Achievement Award at Immune Deficiency Foundation 2013 National Conference

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) announced today that Michael S. Hershfield, M.D. has been awarded the Boyle Scientific Achievement...

May 02, 2013, 17:25 ET

President & Founder of the Immune Deficiency Foundation, Marcia Boyle, Named Inaugural Recipient of Patient Services, Inc.'s President Award

 Marcia Boyle, President & Founder of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) was awarded the inaugural President's Award from the Patient...

Apr 01, 2013, 14:18 ET

April is National Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month

 Approximately 250,000 people are diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency diseases in the United States, but thousands more go...

Jan 10, 2013, 14:11 ET

President Obama Signs into Law Medicare IVIG Access Act

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with primary...

Dec 21, 2012, 20:19 ET

Legislation Inspired by the "Boy in the Bubble" Passes Congress, Goes to President

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with primary...

Dec 19, 2012, 14:55 ET

Medicare IVIG Access Act Passed by U.S. House of Representatives

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with primary...

Dec 01, 2012, 10:22 ET

Texas Will Screen Newborns for SCID Beginning December 1

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will add Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to the state's Newborn Screening Panel...

Oct 17, 2012, 10:29 ET

Iowa Launches Pilot to Screen Newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

 The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, applauds the...

Oct 02, 2012, 10:52 ET

Florida to Test Newborns for SCID, a Life-Threatening Immune Disease

 The Florida Department of Health has added Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), known as bubble boy disease, to the list of...

May 16, 2012, 14:30 ET

Immune Deficiency Foundation Urges FDA To Exempt Immunoglobulin From Biosimilars Pathway

 In an effort to voice concern on biosimilars pathways for patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD), the Immune Deficiency...