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Setting the Stage for PDUFA VI: Recap of Stakeholder Briefing

On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VI) Goals Letter for fiscal years 2018 through 2022.  The Goals Letter, thoughtfully negotiated by the FDA and biopharmaceutical industry with input from the patient and provider stakeholder communities, outlines the performance goals committed to by the FDA and the biopharmaceutical industry to evaluate drug safety, improve the speed and efficiency of the FDA’s drug review Read More >

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Explore IFIC’s “Future of Food” Blog Series

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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. They envision a future where credible science drives food policy-making decisions and consumer choice.  In a four-part blog series, IFIC looks at the future of food and the innovative technologies that will take it there: “When looking ahead to the foods of tomorrow, most Americans are excited about the idea of futuristic food technologies. Read More >

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GMO Labeling Next Steps: “USDA is Preparing for the Onslaught.”

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306 to 117 to pass legislation that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate. The bipartisan agreement reached by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow allows information on GMOs to be disclosed either on food packages or electronically (via QR code or other digital link). While the bill has been sent to the White House for final signature, the battle is far from over according to Politico. In Read More >

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New Report Shows Value of Quality Measures for Adult Vaccines

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Every year, more than 40,000 American adults are hospitalized or die due to vaccine-preventable diseases. Treating vaccine-preventable diseases among adults also costs the U.S. tens of billions of dollar every year. As the U.S. population ages at an unprecedented rate, with 78 million Baby Boomers becoming seniors, improving rates of adult vaccination is a national imperative. In a new white paper, The Value and Imperative of Quality Measures for Adult Vaccines, renowned vaccine experts — Read More >

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Take Action: Sarcoma Awareness Month

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The pages on the calendar have quickly turned and July is again upon us.  For most, July means freedom from school, a summer vacation, or celebrating our nation’s independence.  But those of us in the sarcoma community know that this month means something else as well.  As we know, July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Why do we have a Sarcoma Awareness Month?  Simply, sarcoma is still considered to be the “forgotten cancer.”  Our efforts to encourage Read More >

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