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The Hill: In War on Cancer, Patients at Risk of Becoming Commoditized

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Ted Okon, executive director of the Community Oncology Alliance, highlights the significant progress the medical community has made in the war on cancer but stresses the importance of access to care to improve and lengthen patients’ lives. “More Americans with cancer face longer life expectancies as a result of increased awareness among at-risk populations, better preventative care, early screenings, and new therapies,” writes Okon. “However, despite significant progress in the war on cancer, unnecessary access Read More >

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BIO Urges Comprehensive Tax Reform

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Earlier this week, the Treasury Department issued a notice of its intent to propose rules to limit corporate inversions. In response, we are urging Congress and the Administration to reform the corporate tax system in order to maintain America’s global competitiveness, sustain and create American jobs, and encourage investments in the United States. The U.S. has one of the highest effective corporate tax rates in the world. Current U.S. corporate tax laws, including the lack Read More >

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Detailed Report Examines the Crucial Role of Patents in Genetic Testing

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In The Critical Role of Patents in the Development, Commercialization, and Utilization of Innovative Genetic Diagnostic Tests, Professor Holman argues that advocates for weakening patent protection have fundamental misconceptions on the role of patents in genetic testing. Opponents assume that patents negatively impact patient access to genetic diagnostic testing. They believe that patents inhibit research that could lead to new or improved versions of genetic tests, and that patent holders charge higher prices as exclusive Read More >

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South Dakota Gov Daugaard Recieves BIO Food & Ag Award

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This week, BIO presented South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard the first ever food and agriculture Legislator of the Year Award at the 2014 Livestock Biotech Summit. When presenting the award, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood commented that “Governor Daugaard is a true champion of the biotechnology industry and has made investing in and promoting South Dakota’s bioeconomy a hallmark of his time in office. Washington, can learn a thing or two from Governor Daugaard’s Read More >

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CNN: Sandy’s Story

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CNN launched a new series profiling Sandy Halperin, a dentist and Harvard assistant professor, to raise awareness for the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease on a patient and his family. Producer Stephanie Smith describes Sandy’s Story as ‘an unprecedented look at the cruel journey of a vibrant, once healthy man as he gradually loses his memory.’ Halperin was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease at age 60. The in-depth package explores the day-to-day reality of Read More >

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