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PhRMA & BIO release joint principles on communications with health care professionals and payers

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We are in an era of data-driven medicine. Patients, caregivers, health care professionals and insurers want more information about the safety, effectiveness and value of treatments. And rightly so. But federal regulations governing information-sharing about medicines have not kept up with this new reality. As the wealth of available information about medicines continues to evolve, we must define new and clearer regulatory standards to allow biopharmaceutical companies to communicate about the safe and effective use 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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BIO Adds Nikon Instruments Inc. to Membership Discount Program

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BIO Business Solutions®, BIO’s cost-savings program, has announced a new partnership with Nikon Instruments Inc. The Nikon Instruments Research Grade Microscope Systems Program is available to members of BIO and select endorsing affiliate offers a wide selection of research instrumentation and digital imaging solutions for microscopy for direct purchase. Member benefits include select discounts on microscope packages, individual items, free installation, 1 Year Warranty on Systems, 5 Year Warranty on Microscopes, 15% off Warranty Extension Read More >

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World FSHD Day

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This June 20th is the first-ever World FSHD Day, a day designated by an international alliance of advocacy groups to raise awareness of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Participants from across the globe will come together over social media and in various activities to raise awareness for FSHD, one of the most prevalent forms of muscular dystrophy. Few have heard of FSHD. It’s a genetic condition that weakens muscles, typically starting in the face, shoulder blades, Read More >

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The Search for Meaningful Work in Biotechnology

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The time to begin your search for a rewarding employment position is the day you register to go to a post-secondary institution. Why? Because the whole point of getting educated is to be able to apply what you learned in school in a job that values the knowledge and skills that you have developed. Getting educated is an investment in your future. Finding challenging and rewarding employment is the reward for that investment. When you Read More >

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