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ICYMI: One Patient’s Perspective: Having Cancer Doesn’t Make Me Worth Less

Yesterday, cancer survivor and health economist Jennifer Hinkel shared her perspective on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s Value Assessment Framework: An organization named ICER — the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review — is making big waves in health care circles. It calls itself “a trusted non-profit” despite suggestions that it takes significant funding from the health insurance industry. ICER has just released a draft report about treatment for a rare and difficult-to-treat cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Read More >

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Celebrating Earth Day and GMOs

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Today is Earth Day, and people around the world are celebrating the holiday in different ways. Whether it’s biking to work, recycling, or getting involved with a community cleanup, people are thinking about their environmental footprint. And the food that people eat is part of this effort as well.  You may not know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are helping to create a new era of sustainability in agriculture and food production. Our Earth Day Read More >

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Patient and provider groups ask CMS: Don’t turn back the clock on rheumatic disease care

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Writing today in The Hill, Ann Palmer of the Arthritis Foundation and Joan Von Feldt of the American College of Rheumatology have a message for CMS: don’t turn back the clock on rheumatic disease care by proceeding with the recently proposed payment cuts in the Medicare Part B program. They write: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed additional Medicare Part B payment cuts that would make it exceedingly more difficult for Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Closes: Recap and Highlights

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders  from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. This year BIO had around 64 academics attend, a large increase from prior conferences. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,961 partnering meetings, nearly a 40% increase from the 2015 BIO World Congress!  “For the first time, this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brought together Read More >

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Are You Ready To Go Beyond The Cutting Edge At BIO 2016?

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In an April 18 blog posted on Life Science Leader, Rob Wright outlined the essential components of a compelling and educational panel for the 2016 BIO International Convention. Wright will be moderating a Super Session panel on Tuesday, June 7 from 11:15 AM–12:30 PM called Beyond the Cutting Edge: How to Enable Life Science Organizations Today for the Societal Challenges of Tomorrow.  The session will focus on innovation and knowledge transfer opportunities across disciplines as well as industries. Wright asks readers to provide Read More >

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