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Social Security’s Compassionate Allowances explained

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) pays disability benefits to people who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability. While some programs give money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not.

By |2019-09-30T13:35:58-04:00October 1st, 2011|News|

Member Story – Judi Lifton

Judi Lifton had no idea what she was getting into when she tried to get compassionate use of AMN107 for her partner, Leland Emerson. He could not qualify for the trial as he had already taken Gleevec, Sutent and AMG706. Being ever the vigilant caregiver, Judi began the process which would end up consuming all of her time and possibly her sanity.

By |2015-03-10T15:12:00-04:00November 11th, 2007|Member Stories|

Darlene Vaughan – In Memoriam

Darlene Joyce Vaughan, 61, one of the “miracle patients” whose clinical trial experience helped speed government approval of Gleevec, died April 25 in Mesa, Ariz. Vaughan was one of the handful of clinical trial patients profiled in the book, “Magic Cancer Bullet,” written by Dr. Daniel Vasella, chairman and chief executive officer of the pharmaceutical company Novartis.

By |2019-04-22T09:34:42-04:00April 26th, 2004|In Memoriam|
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