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JAMA Study Finds Vast Majority of Requests for Clinical Trial Data Granted

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In 2014, BIO members reaffirmed and broadened their commitment to responsibly share data from clinical trials with other researchers, including academic and government researchers, in an effort to support additional efforts to improve public health. A JAMA study released yesterday shows that biopharmaceutical companies are keeping that commitment, approving the vast majority of requests for patient-level data from clinical trials. The study looked at three platforms containing clinical trial data from 14 drug companies. Of Read More >

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ICYMI: John Lechleiter: An Empty Obama-Clinton-Sanders Plan on Drug Costs

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Writing in the Wall Street Journal today, Eli Lilly and Company Chairman, President and CEO John Lechleiter examines proposals that would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose detailed information about the cost of R&D for individual drugs and the extent of discounts offered to insurers for each drug. Such proposals have been advanced in President Obama’s budget and on the campaign trail by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. But as Lechleiter explains, the key numbers are Read More >

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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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In 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it’s grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community, as thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates join together to spread awareness and raise funds for the cause. The nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to the disease, the Colon Cancer Alliance, is encouraging everyone to support National Colon Cancer Awareness Month so the disease can be Read More >

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Webinar

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On Monday, March 14, the  (NPC) will host a webinar on the relationship between comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the environment for health care decision-making.  This is a noteworthy event that will feature Dr. Joe Selby, the executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and other experts. Why is this webinar so significant? As every biopharmaceutical company knows, we’re on the verge of a new, golden era in medical innovation.  The pipeline is filled Read More >

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2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH: “Patients and Researchers – Partners for Life”

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Rare Disease Day was established in 2008 in order to raise public awareness globally for rare and orphan diseases and shed light on the challenges that those who are affected by rare diseases face.  This year, Rare Disease Day appropriately fell on the rarest day of all – February 29. To help with this global effort, the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and NIH Clinical Center annually hosts Read More >

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