INTERNATIONAL SERVICES ASSISTANCE FUND

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Issues: International

Location: PO Box 13067 % Don Collins Pres Research Triangle Park NC 27709 USA

Mission: TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, RIGHTS AND EMPOWERMENT THROUGH RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, PARTICULARLY BY FACILITATING THE USE OF SAFE, INEXPENSIVE, NON-COERCIVE FAMILY PLANNING METHODS, SPECIFICALLY THE QUINACRINE PELLET METHOD OF NONSURGICAL PERMANENT FEMALE CONTRACEPTION – QS.
Programs: ISAF’S CURRENT PROGRAMMATIC GOAL IS UNITED STATES FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) APPROVAL FOR MARKETING AND CLIENT USAGE OF THE QUINACRINE PELLET SYSTEM OF PERMANENT CONTRACEPTION FOR WOMEN (QS).  ISAF RESEARCHES, PUBLISHES AND EDUCATES ABOUT QS THROUGH A CLINICAL OUTREACH PROGRAM, PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES, AND A MEDICAL CONFERENCES PRESENCE.  IN 2001, ISAF COMPLETED AN FDA-APPROVED PHASE I TRIAL OF QS CONDUCTED BY DR. JACK LIPPES OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN BUFFALO. IN 2006, ISAF OBTAINED FDA APPROVAL TO COMMENCE A PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL OF QS IN THE UNITED STATES, IN WHICH 40 PHYSICIAN INVESTIGATORS AND THEIR CLINICAL STAFF FROM U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND CLINICS HAVE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE. FDA PLACED A CLINICAL HOLD ON THIS PHASE 3 TRIAL IN 2007 AND INVITED ISAF TO SUBMIT NEW INFORMATION ON THE SAFETY OF QS IN HUMANS. AFTER THIS NEW DATA IS SUBMITTED TO FDA, EXPECTED IN MID-2010, ISAF ANTICIPATES RESUMPTION OF THE CLINICAL TRIAL.
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