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All Pharma Wants to Be “Patient-Centric” – What Does That Really Mean?

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The concept “patient-centricity” has become a pharmaceutical industry buzzword in recent years, making it difficult to see how this concept translates into meaningful practice. Most organizations work for the benefit of patients, but infusing the patient needs and opinions into the discovery, development and delivery of medicines requires a different level of commitment. For Takeda Oncology, that commitment spans nearly two decades, beginning before the company even launched its first product in oncology. From the Read More >

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What They’re Saying about the Medicare Part B Demo

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Back in March, CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) proposed a sweeping demonstration project that would dramatically lower the rate at which many providers are reimbursed for medicines administered under Medicare Part B. Medicare Part B  covers drugs administered in a provider setting, and patients served under the program include those fighting diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis and primary immunodeficiency diseases – those most in need of the Read More >

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How Animal Biotech Harnesses Nature’s Power to Fight Disease

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Forbes’ GMO Answers column looks at the tremendous potential of animal biotechnology to combat human disease.  Under the theme “One Health,” these technologies – and the roadblocks that are preventing them for commercialization – are the focus on this week’s Animal Biotech Summit in Bethesda, Md. Today’s column was authored by Eddie Sullivan, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company in Sioux Falls, S.D.  SAB’s technology (described below) Read More >

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Be Prepared This Flu Season and Get Vaccinated

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It can only mean one thing when long summer days have come to an end, school is back in session, and cooler temperatures are on the horizon with the arrival of fall – flu season is coming! As influenza activity begins to rise in October, be prepared and plan to protect yourself, your family, and those around you by getting your annual flu vaccine. The CDC advises that everyone six months and older get vaccinated Read More >

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NORD President: Congress must act now to help 15 million sick children

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Writing in The Hill, National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) President and CEO Peter Saltonstall called upon Congress to act swiftly to maintain an important program encouraging research into treatments for rare pediatric diseases. The Rare Pediatric Priority Review Voucher (PRV) Program is set to expire at the end of the month, unless Congress reauthorizes it. Saltonstall writes: Developing therapies for people with rare diseases is incredibly difficult. Rare diseases are scientifically and medically complex, Read More >

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