Monthly Archives: July 2009

Victory on Biosimilars in Senate HELP Committee – But Still a Long Way from the Finish Line

Last evening the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee adopted an amendment to the healthcare reform package that provided 12 years of data exclusivity for innovative biologics. This event was a significant victory for our companies and for patients. Two and a half years ago Senator Clinton and Congressman Waxman introduced bills that provided zero years of data exclusivity. Following extensive negotiations, Senators Kennedy, Enzi, Hatch, Schumer and Clinton agreed to a bill Read More >

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The Case for Correct Logic

Michael Grunwald of Time Magazine recently published a new, rather self-serving article in the Washington Monthly, filled with distorted logic and mangled facts. His portrayal of Tim Searchinger as a humble lawyer who experienced an epiphany about biofuels is disingenuous at best. While now a visiting scholar at Princeton University, Tim Searchinger was formerly a lobbyist for the Environmental Defense Action Fund and was intimately involved in lobbying key Members of Congress during the drafting Read More >

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For July 4: Let’s Thank the Inventors

My hope for America this July 4? I hope, in 100 years, the response time to human and environmental suffering will be immediate. Until that day arrives (thanks to scientific breakthroughs funded by individual citizens) — let’s thank our scientists, investors, and inventors who work and play around us.

Finally, let’s also thank the founding fathers for knowing America’s innovative potential without seeing it for themselves.

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Twitter Twang: July 1st

Twitter Twang: July 1st

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