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House passes 21st Century Cures Act

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today voted in support of the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation dedicates $1 billion over two years to help states battle opioid addiction and $4.8 billion over 10 years for medical research initiatives. It also streamlines the FDA approval process, makes key mental health reforms, and contains tick-borne disease provisions Pingree advocated…

Congresswoman Pingree participates in Maine tick field survey today

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Pingree picks ticks off a survey flag with Maine Medical Center Research Institute researcher Chuck Lubelczyk Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree participated in a tick field survey at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth with researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory.  The visit was part of her ongoing efforts to…

April 2015 Lyme Disease Update

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I’ve been using my position on the Appropriations Committee to raise awareness about the impact that Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are having in the First District, and the urgency of devoting more resources to research and prevention efforts.

Congresswoman Pingree visits lab researching diseases spread by ticks and mosquitos

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Says more federal funding needed to confront growing problem in Maine and around the country Chellie talking with Dr. Peter Rand and Susan Elias of Maine Medical Center Research Institute's Vector-borne Disease Laboratory. Rand is showing Pingree a "tick flag" that is dragged across grass and vegetation to collect ticks for research. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree met with…

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