Author Archive: Jason Corum

Jason Corum

Jason is the director of web and new media with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Prior to joining BIO in March 2011, he was the online communications manager for World Food Program USA and an online communications specialist with the Brookings Institution.

Jason is originally from Evergreen Park, Ill. and still thinks that Chicago is the best food city in the nation.  He spends his free time volunteering with the DC Books to Prisons Project, watching movies and reading comics.

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Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Medicine: Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

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In an editorial about specialty drug prices, the Wall Street Journal writes: “To understand how ObamaCare is already bending the future of U.S. medical progress, consult the furor over specialty drug prices, as an alliance of convenience among third-party payers assails pharmaceutical innovation as too costly. Maybe patients should give up on cures and, as President Obama once put it, just take the painkiller…” Read the full opinion

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The Cancer Death-Panel App

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In an article for the New York Post, Robert Goldberg, vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, wrote about an app that will use an algorithm like those health plans apply to limit access to innovative treatments: “At ASCO’s national conference, Dr. Lee Newcomer, United Healthcare’s medical director, said the ‘motives [of insurers] are viewed with suspicion when it comes to deciding whether a treatment is cost-effective. So having ASCO play Read More >

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#BIO2014 Blogger Roundup

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Want to know what’s happening at the 2014 BIO International Convention? Find out from our bloggers! Small But Tenacious: Two Of San Diego’s Emerging Biotechs, BioSpace AMP-lifying Collaboration at BIO 2014, The Campaign for Modern Medicines BIO Talks Trade, LillyPad CEAPRO receives Canadian Gold Leaf Award for their hard work, Genomics Strongest BIO yet for Lyonbiopole, Genomics Integrated health care can attract biotech to Alberta, Genomics New #BIO2014 Session on Digital Health: Empowering the Healthcare Read More >

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#BIO2014 Blogger Roundup

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Want to know what’s happening at the 2014 BIO International Convention? Find out from our bloggers! The Good, the Bad and the Antibacterial Antibody, BioLogical Future of Cancer Therapeutics, Sciberomics Joining Forces to Make Life Better, LillyPad Global Consortium Protects Drug Supply Chain, Research!America Blog Meet 2 young women poised to make their mark in the world of science, Genomics Blog Video: Why Are State Tech Companies Heading to BIO?, BioForward Developing Rapid Test for Read More >

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#BIO2014 Blogger Roundup

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Want to know what’s happening at the 2014 BIO International Convention? Find out from our bloggers! #BIO2014 Opening Reception: What A Night!, San Diego Biotechnology Network BIO 2014: Training Bio-Entrepreneurs to Use Coffee, Yoga, and Data, Xconomy Liking, Sharing, and Tweeting to Better Health, The Campaign for Modern Medicines Bioethics in Compassionate Use of Drugs, Sciberomics Drug Development: An Ethical Minefield, Sciberomics National Bioscience Report Shows Industry Robust with Strong Prospects for Growth, Bravo Group Read More >

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