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Prof. Deepak Hegde's research on the impact of lobbying on NIH funding is featured

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Excerpt from Nature -- "Advocates for patients with rare diseases spend millions of dollars lobbying the US Congress each year — and it is money well spent, an economic analysis has found. Between 1998 and 2008, such efforts helped to increase new funding for rare-disease programmes by 3–15% each year at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a report to be published in Management Science (D. Hegde and B. N. Sampat Mgmt Sci. http://doi.org/fzs2vx; 2014)."

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