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Op-Ed: As I Lay Dying

Former staff writer for the LA Times Laurie Becklund shares her experience ‘climbing ladders and falling down chutes’ as a metastatic breast cancer patient in this powerful op-ed. Becklund died in February, but left behind insights on how to improve the care and treatment of life-threatening diseases based on her first-hand experience. Becklund advocates for the creation of a ‘new system of data collection and an open, online, broad-range database about patient histories.’ This information Read More >

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World Rare Disease Day Celebrates Patient Advocacy and Activism Around The Globe

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Global Genes™ and the identifiable Blue Denim Genes Ribbon™ provides opportunity to show support and help build awareness Global Genes, a leading patient advocacy organization with the mission to eliminate the challenges of rare disease, is inviting industry partners to support the eighth annual World Rare Disease Day. World Rare Disease Day is a day of advocacy to call attention to rare disease in the United States and around the globe. Created by European organization Read More >

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FOX Business: BIO CEO Jim Greenwood Discusses Future of Medicine

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BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood appeared on Fox Business during the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City to discuss the future of medicine. Against a backdrop of policy discussions focused on how to encourage and incentivize innovation, this week’s conference hosted a record number of partnering meetings, as Greenwood emphasizes in the interview. Greenwood goes on to point out that investors closely follow policy trends, and their interest in Read More >

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Producing “21st Century Cures” – 2015 U.S. Legislative Outlook with Chairman Upton and Rep. DeGette

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BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood today sat down with Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) for a lively and in-depth discussion of the 21st Century Cures Initiative, a comprehensive effort to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of new drugs and therapies. The conversation was a great way to kick off the opening plenary of the 17th BIO CEO & Investor Conference. This year’s conference, as Greenwood noted, has a Read More >

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How Industry Rates Interactions with the FDA

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Kicking off day one of the BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, panelists in the ‘How Industry Rates Interactions with the FDA’ session brought attendees good news – communication with the FDA has improved overall. “The improvements we have seen in increased communications between FDA and sponsors is based on a continuous dialogue that has been established over the past several years in which BIO has been at the forefront,” said Jonathan Read More >

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