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Research is Rare; Sarcoidosis is Not!

The National Institute of Health website lists over 230 categories of medical research spending totaling over $900B over the last 8 years, Sarcoidosis does not even make the list. A detailed look shows Sarcoidosis to be included within some of the categories representing a total of$7M dollars over the same time period, less than 0.001% for a disease which can affect 1 in 50 over their lifetime. I am not sure how to get Sarcoidosis on the list but it needs to be done. Being on the list with -$0- spending might be embarrassing but sometimes that is what it takes.