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3 Steps for Tackling a Devastating Disease

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An estimated 24 million people worldwide have dementia, most from Alzheimer’s disease. That number is predicted to double by 2020 – just over five years from now – and triple by 2040. The numbers are equally striking for the U.S., where more than a million people over the age of 65 are afflicted today – a number that is expected to triple by 2050. The financial cost to the U.S. healthcare system of caring for Read More >

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Jim Greenwood in WSJ: Curing Hepatitis C Is Cheaper Than Open-Ended Care

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On Friday, a letter from BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood was published in the Wall Street Journal, arguing that curing hepatitis C is cheaper than the alternative of open ended care. The full text of the letter is below: President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (HIP) Karen Ignagni’s “Paying for the Thousand-Dollar Pill” (op-ed, Aug. 4) plays down the fact that Sovaldi has been shown to achieve a high cure rate for Read More >

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Delivering on Biotech’s Promise to Treat Anthrax, Smallpox, Ebola

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Thanks to federal biodefense programs that partner with industry to develop and stockpile medical countermeasures, each year America is better equipped to respond to potential biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological threats, BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood says in a Roll Call op-ed published today. With recent anthrax and smallpox incidents at CDC and NIH labs,  which fortunately did not lead to any human exposure,  it’s worth taking a look at how we might respond Read More >

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Greenwood Highlights Need for Bold Action to Address Alzheimer’s

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Last week, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), participated and spoke at the #C4CT (Coalition for Concussion Treatment) Concussion Awareness Summit hosted at the United Nations in New York City. The day-long event explored links between Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease and featured leading policy experts, biotechnology entrepreneurs, academics,  investment firms, medical researchers, diplomats and professional athletes. The event was hosted by Brewer Sports International (BSI), a multi-faceted global Read More >

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Jim Greenwood Talks 21st Century Cures with Chairman Fred Upton

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Recently, BIO CEO and President Jim Greenwood sat down with House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) to talk about the Committee’s 21st Century Cures initiative, which seeks to “determine what steps we can take to ensure we are taking full advantage of the advances this country has made in science” to speed and improve drug discovery, development and delivery.  This is a bipartisan effort Chairman Upton and the committee are undertaking with the Read More >

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