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The Value of Lifesaving Medicines: How Best To Define and Communicate The Innovations In Biopharmaceuticals


One of BIO’s central goals is to promote the value of innovation in lifesaving medicines and what that means for the public at-large. At Day 1 of the BIO International Convention in San Francisco, attendees gathered to hear more about how best to communicate this vital mission. “Defining and Communication Medical Innovation Value for the Long Term” was moderated by Al Jackson, of Spectrum Science Communications and featured panelists Lambert van der Walde of UnitedHealth Read More >

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The U.S. Department of Defense returns to the BIO Convention in 2016


The Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS), a program within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is returning to the BIO International Convention this year and looking to collaborate with biopharmaceutical companies through innovative contracting arrangements that support partnerships throughout the drug development life cycle. Two programs, the Advanced Development and Manufacturing Capabilities (ADMC) and the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program (JVAP) are on site to discuss how other transactional authority (OTA) agreements can Read More >

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Imagine How Much Faster We Could Address Emerging Infections Like Zika and Dengue If We Worked Even Better Together


In just a few months, Brazil will host the 2016 Olympics, the most competitive global athletic event of the year.  But another important race for the people of that country–and millions more around the world–has already begun.  BIO members and others across the public health community are aiming to break vaccine development records to find solutions for unpredictable diseases like Zika and dengue.  Both produce a devastating impact on tropical and subtropical countries like Brazil, Read More >

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BIO Releases Largest Study Ever on Clinical Development Success Rates


On Wednesday, BIO released the largest ever study of clinical development success rates. The study, conducted in partnership with Amplion and Biomedtracker, recorded and analyzed 9,985 clinical and regulatory phase transitions, across 1,103 companies. Using clinical trial data from the past decade, “Clinical Development Success Rates 2006-2015” compares groups of diseases, drug modalities and other attributes to generate the most comprehensive analysis, to date, of biopharmaceutical R&D success. “This study provides a wealth of information about drug development success rates Read More >

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A Closer Look at AHIP’s Claims


This morning, in a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Marilyn Tavenner, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), attempted to lay the blame for higher healthcare costs and insurance premiums at the feet of America’s cutting-edge biopharma companies. AHIP has been peddling these falsehoods and misinformation for years.  Tavenner’s (and her organization’s) claims are—at best—uninformed. At worst, they are outright distortions deployed to hide the facts from patients who Read More >

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