Our Government's Bio-Medical Research Allocations
by the National Institutes of Health


              
[See (a-i) charted here]
                                          

 Footnotes

(a) The AIDS deaths of 9,406 is found at the CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10.   
The CDC reports the number of HIV/AIDS patients at 1.2 million as stated here; however we feel that number is artificially inflated because there are many dozens of conditions that create a false positive result and certain parameters used to define HIV in the USA are not used in all other countries, therefore to allow for those inflated CDC numbers we are using a lesser total of HIV patients in our calculation--1.1 million. It should be noted that no manufacturer of the HIV tests guarantees the results to be accurate. Regarding HIV/AIDS deaths, we have contacted the Departments of Health for all fifty states and they report the number of HIV/AIDS deaths at 9,801. See that here.

     Note: 2010 Deaths in California in newly infected patients have dropped 98 percent from their 1992 high--see it here.

In addition to the amounts in the table above for AIDS research, another $15.6 Billion is budgeted for housing, care and cash assistance to AIDS patients, and only $1 Billion for prevention. Separate from that, the US has committed to spending $50 Billion on global AIDS. From 1981 to 2005 our country had spent $170 Billion on AIDS and has continued spending $20 Billion + per year since then, including $24 billion+ in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 budgets. Taking into consideration those expenditures, plus the $50 billion  budgeted for Global HIV/AIDS and the total AIDS expenditures are greater than one-third of a Trillion dollars. See Kaiser Foundation statistics here.

(b) The American Heart Association reports 80.7 million Americans have cardiovascular disease and that it killed 780,624 in the most recent year of reporting: CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10.

(c)  Diabetes deaths at 68,705 at CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10. An estimated 23.6 million patients with diabetes at the CDC site http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/

(d)  Alzheimer's statistics, including 5.3 million sufferers now and 10 million baby boomers will develop this malady, from the Alzheimer's Association 2010 fact sheet at http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/report_alzfactsfigures2010.pdf. 79,003 deaths from Alzheimer's disease at CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10.

(e)  American Cancer Society for prostate disease  deaths
       of 28,088 at CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10.  and an estimated 1.9 million Americans with this disease. (see k below for breast cancer and all cancers)

(f) CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10 places Parkinson's disease deaths at 20,565. Parkinson's Disease affects 1 million in the USA from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_statistics.
    
(g)  CDC at http://consensus.nih.gov/2002/2002HepatitisC2002116html.htm for hepatitis C (HCV) estimated deaths of 12,000 and the number estimated to have HCV is stated by epidemiologists as between 4-5 million so we are using 4.5 million as the number of those infected. (h)  From the CDC: 1.25 million chronically infected hepatitis B (HBV) patients and an estimated 5,000 deaths annually See here.

(h)  From the CDC: 1.25 million chronically infected hepatitis B (HBV) patients and an estimated 5,000 deaths annually See here.

(i) CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10 places COPD deaths at 133,965 as summarized by the CDC here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/copd.htm. This link also reports 14.2 million patients with COPD. More information and help for patients available from the COPD-Alert Support and Advocacy Group.

(j)  From the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/surv&controlCaseCount12_detailed.htm for 2012 statistics on West Nile Virus leading to $$ per death and per patient figures with 5,387 cases and 243 deaths.

(k) The National Cancer Institute estimates for 2010 the number of patients with all cancers is 1,223,991 cases with 209,060 patients with breast cancer (207,090 = female, 1,970 = male). Breast cancer deaths of 41,078 and all cancer deaths of 567,528 deaths are reported at the CDC's National Vital Statistics Report Vol. 60, number 3: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf see Table 10. 

The NIH 2013 Budget request of $30.86 billion for all diseases may be viewed on this site.

Some have called for an across-the-board doubling of NIH funding for all diseases. This would amplify the present unfairness unless existing imbalances in funding are corrected.

Itís imperative for the Chief Executive Officers of the organizations controlling congressional interaction for The 16 to unite as one and support the need for proration. The American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Liver Foundation, and the American Cancer Society, etc., must come together and address this issue unified.  I plead with them to contact their millions of members and encourage them to join the FAIR Foundation.

 Their actions, combined with Americans afflicted with The 16 bringing educating Congress and the NIH with letters, phone calls and a march on Washington will effect a change in policy. If AIDS can get hundreds of thousands of supporters to march on Washington, The 16 ought to be able to get millions to inundate the city. There are 23 million people with diabetes, 81 million with heart and stroke illness and 6 million with hepatitis B and C. Add in the millions of others with the other 16 diseases and this march should be achievable.

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