As Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, Congressman Burgess has been the lead sponsor of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act.
About mTOR inhibitors - mTOR inhibitors are a class of immunosuppressive drugs, which include Rapamune(r), that inhibit T cell activation at a different stage in the immune response as compared to other classes (i.
Senator Durbin, who has proposed legislation to extend lifetime coverage of immunosuppressive drugs twice only to see it defeated, called the current 36 month limit on coverage for patients under the age of 65 "economically inefficient and morally wrong.
Tissera is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel tissue precursor regeneration technologies for treating gene deficiencies and diseases in which organ transplantation is necessary, while minimizing the dosage of immunosuppressive drugs.
An international group of researchers report they have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in the largest group of kidney transplant recipients who have not rejected transplanted kidneys even though they stopped taking their immunosuppressive drugs.