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Daniel Seaton

Daniel Seaton is BIO's Director for Health Communications, where he handles communications on public policy issues affecting members of BIO's health and emerging company sections. 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 has a Master's degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.

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Share your Cutting Edge Ideas at the 2016 BIO International Convention

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After a record-breaking event this year in Philadelphia, the BIO International Convention will return to San Francisco, California in 2016 with its sights set on creating another historic industry event. BIO is seeking cutting edge, engaging, and thought-provoking session ideas and prospective speakers for BIO 2016, which will be held June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco. “We are planning to make this year’s event our best Convention ever by providing attendees with the education and Read More >

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Reality Check for AHIP: Competition Driving Down Costs for Hepatitis C Meds

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Yesterday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on competition in the healthcare marketplace, AHIP Executive Vice President Daniel Durham took the occasion to bemoan what he termed “monopoly pricing” in the pharmaceutical industry. He proceeded to cite the cost of two new specialty medicines for Hepatitis C, Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi and Harvoni, as a “case study” of that problematic monopoly pricing. Durham’s analysis suffers from a particularly egregious flaw: Gilead and its products do not enjoy Read More >

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Health Affairs Study: Want to save money in Medicaid? Increase adherence.

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At BIO, we have long argued that the use of prescription medicines can yield substantial savings to other areas of the healthcare system by reducing costly hospitalizations, surgeries, visits to the emergency room and other non-drug drivers of health spending. A study published in Health Affairs this week further bolstered that point and quantified the potential savings that Medicaid could realize from better prescription drug adherence among beneficiaries. The authors found that increasing the number Read More >

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International Day of Charity

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While most of us are well-aware of the Labor Day holiday we celebrated this weekend, Saturday also marked a newer, less well known observance: the International Day of Charity, observed annually on September 5. The annual observance was declared in 2012 by the United Nations, “In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations…” Biopharmaceutical companies are committed to improving health care systems and access to Read More >

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Vote for the Buzz of BIO at BIF 2015

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Voting is now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. One winner will be chosen from each of two categories: “Early Stage Entrepreneurs” and “Late Stage Leaders”. You can vote once per day in each category from now until Friday, August 28 at 5 p.m. Read More >

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