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ICYMI: Peter Pitts Weighs in on Drug Price Debate

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This week in the Sacramento Bee, Peter J. Pitts, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration associate commissioner and now president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, wrote an op-ed regarding the ongoing drug pricing debate titled “Rising Drug Prices The Fault Of Insurers, Not Drug Companies.” Pitts lists two essential factors that are often overlooked in this discussion: First, the very real financial pain many Americans feel at the pharmacy counter Read More >

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Shaping the Future of BIO 2017: Tips for Getting the Best Sessions and Speakers on Stage in San Diego

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As the summer begins winding down and the year ahead looms ever closer, it’s time to get ready for BIO 2017! We need your help in shaping the future of the BIO education program. The annual Call for Sessions and Speakers opens September 15 and runs through October 13. Our survey results and event feedback indicate that last year’s program was the best ever with record breaking attendance and the emergence of breakthrough ideas discussed Read More >

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BIO Principles Put Patients First

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Patient advocacy organizations play an indispensable role in the biopharmaceutical development process: They help scientists and researchers better understand what it’s like to live with the diseases they’re trying to cure. That’s why BIO and our member companies are deeply committed to meaningful partnerships with patient advocacy organizations as we work to discover new medications to help patients live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Today, there are more than 250 biotechnology health care medications and Read More >

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Challenging Entrepreneurs to Heal the World

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The healthcare industry needs a refresh! Through improvements in medicine, sanitation and general living conditions, we’ve made great strides at fighting many of the maladies that have plagued humanity for centuries, lowering child mortality rates while increasing life spans by decades. Yet as a consequence of living longer, we’re facing new health issues and the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and , neurodegenerative,  metabolic and immunological diseases. Despite scientific advancements in many fields, insufficient progress Read More >

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WSJ: A Piece of the Immunotherapy Puzzle Solved

Just two weeks ago, the New York Times published a series of articles deeming immunotherapy as the future for cancer advances and new life-saving treatments – even though it’s not entirely clear why only some patients have success with the treatments. This week, the Wall Street Journal joined the immunotherapy conversation by highlighting two researchers who may have unlocked part of the mystery as to why only some patients benefit from immunotherapy. When Dr. Michael Read More >

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