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United Health To Congress: Let Cancer Patients Eat Gauze (Op-Ed in The Hill)

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Jonathan Wilcox’s op-ed in The Hill today highlights the growing challenge of insurance company tactics that contribute to increased costs to the health care system and restricted patient access to life-saving medicines. While UnitedHealth Group just reported increased revenues for first quarter 2015, patients are shouldering the burden with rising copays and restricted coverage, asserts the author. As Wilcox writes, ‘That’s why cancer advocacy organizations are taking action, pressing Congress and state legislatures to cap co-pays on specialty Read More >

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April is Donate Life Month! Walk with the National Kidney Foundation on May 16!

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The need for organ donations continues to increase in America. Of the over 123,600 Americans on the national organ transplant waitlist, over 101,900 await a life-saving kidney. Many organ donors give the gift of life to a family member or friend with whom they are medically compatible. However, there are some truly special people who give simply because they can and the need is so great. Bill Singleton is one of those people. Singleton is Read More >

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Congrats to the 2015 Buzz of BIO Winners!

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We’re very pleased to announce the winners for the 2015 Buzz of BIO contest of the BIO International Convention. You voted for your favorites, and it was a tight, interesting race! Remember, you can still apply to present at the BIO International Convention. Presenting companies received 118% MORE partnering meetings at BIO 2014 than non-presenting companies, on average. Learn more and apply here. We’re pleased to introduce you to our winners: Pipelines of Promise Vascular BioSciences Read More >

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The Power of Innovation

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Today’s “Fox and Friends” included an informative segment about the staggering advances being made in cancer care thanks to new and forthcoming innovative treatments. The segment featured five doctors from the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, a Nashville-based research organization that partners with biopharmaceutical companies to offer more than 500 clinical trials annually. “Over 40 years since President Nixon declared the War on Cancer, and after decades of giving more drugs and more radiation, we’re now Read More >

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The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind?

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Why do some push for the labeling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Let’s ask an even bigger question. Why do people dislike the technology in general? Honestly, I think the answer is unknown and if you ask a person who doesn’t like the technology they may not know their reason either. The Trends in Plant Science Journal looked to answer the question “why do so many people oppose genetically modified organisms, or GMOs?” According to a new paper forthcoming in Read More >

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