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Daniel Seaton

Daniel Seaton is Manager of Event & Health Communications, working on communications for BIO’s events and health care policy issues. Prior to joining BIO in August 2013, he spent four years in communications at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. The best part of his job is educating audiences about the many benefits the bioscience industry produces for patients, consumers, and the economy as a whole. Daniel enjoys hiking, camping, and, when he can find a game, playing bridge. Having grown up in New Mexico, one of his favorite foods is roasted green chile. He is currently finishing up a Master’s degree in communications at Georgetown University.

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Business Roundtable: The Reimbursement Landscape under ACA

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As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, reimbursement for life-saving and life-enhancing drugs is one of the most pressing issues facing healthcare stakeholders and decision makers, including patients, payers, providers, and innovative drug developers. BIO hosted a business roundtable discussion on this timely topic yesterday at our 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Moderated by Real Endpoint’s Roger Longman, panelists represented a variety of perspectives: Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Read More >

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Sanofi’s Chris Viehbacher: Trust, Respect Key in Pharma-Biotech Partnerships

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How can large pharmaceutical and small biotech companies form mutually beneficial partnerships that harness the strengths of each side in order to bring new therapies to patients? Sanofi CEO and Genzyme Chairman Chris Viehbacher shared his thoughts on that question and several other topics, including the growing importance of emerging markets, at a Fireside Chat at the 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday. He reflected that as the leader of a big pharma Read More >

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BIO Responds to GPhA Citizen Petition on Biosimilars Naming

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Last September, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) filed a Citizen Petition with the FDA, requesting the FDA to “implement its INN naming policy equally to all biologics” and to require “all biologics approved under the Section 351(k) pathway…share the same INN [International Nonproprietary Name] as the RPP [reference protein product]” (the GPhA Petition). Today, BIO submitted our response. Contrary to the GPhA Petition, BIO believes that the legal, regulatory, and scientific principles related to biologics and biosimilarity Read More >

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Life Science Leader on TransCelerate’s Efforts to Modernize Drug Development

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Life Science Leader’s Rob Wright has a great profile on TransCelerate BioPharma and their efforts to modernize the drug development and clinical trial landscape. TransCelerate is a nonprofit organization made up of 18 innovate biopharmaceutical companies dedicated to collaborating across the industry to find ways to simplify and accelerate the discovery of new medicines. As the article notes, the challenge involved is enormous: With combined annual revenues in excess of $300 billion and nearly 800,000 employees Read More >

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2013 Novel Drug Approvals

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The FDA approved 24 novel drugs last year by our count, in line with average approvals for the last ten years but down from the decade-high approvals seen in 2012. Our count is a bit lower than the FDA’s count of 27 new approvals, because we did not include imaging agents like Navidea’s Lymphoseek, or reformulations like J&J’s Simponi Aria. 2013 was the first year the breakthrough-designated therapies were approved, with three breakthrough therapies approved: Gilead’s Read More >

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