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ITIF Reports on Economic and Innovative Opportunities from Brain R&D

Biotechnology is healing the world and saving lives on a daily basis by curing and preventing an array of diseases. Yet, when it comes to mental and neurological illnesses, there still remain a great many mysteries waiting to be solved. According to Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) report, A Trillion-Dollar Opportunity: How Brain Research Can Drive Health and Prosperity, 50 million American adults suffer each year from neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, and other brain Read More >

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PhRMA & BIO release joint principles on communications with health care professionals and payers

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We are in an era of data-driven medicine. Patients, caregivers, health care professionals and insurers want more information about the safety, effectiveness and value of treatments. And rightly so. But federal regulations governing information-sharing about medicines have not kept up with this new reality. As the wealth of available information about medicines continues to evolve, we must define new and clearer regulatory standards to allow biopharmaceutical companies to communicate about the safe and effective use Read More >

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Setting the Stage for PDUFA VI: Recap of Stakeholder Briefing

On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VI) Goals Letter for fiscal years 2018 through 2022.  The Goals Letter, thoughtfully negotiated by the FDA and biopharmaceutical industry with input from the patient and provider stakeholder communities, outlines the performance goals committed to by the FDA and the biopharmaceutical industry to evaluate drug safety, improve the speed and efficiency of the FDA’s drug review Read More >

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New Report Shows Value of Quality Measures for Adult Vaccines

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Every year, more than 40,000 American adults are hospitalized or die due to vaccine-preventable diseases. Treating vaccine-preventable diseases among adults also costs the U.S. tens of billions of dollar every year. Improving rates of adult vaccination is a national imperative as the U.S. population ages at an unprecedented rate of 78 million Baby Boomers becoming senior citizens. In a new white paper, The Value and Imperative of Quality Measures for Adult Vaccines, renowned vaccine experts — Read More >

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Take Action: Sarcoma Awareness Month

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The pages on the calendar have quickly turned and July is again upon us.  For most, July means freedom from school, a summer vacation, or celebrating our nation’s independence.  But those of us in the sarcoma community know that this month means something else as well.  As we know, July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Why do we have a Sarcoma Awareness Month?  Simply, sarcoma is still considered to be the “forgotten cancer.”  Our efforts to encourage Read More >

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