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Putting Patients First: Paving a Path to Useful CER

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Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has the potential to improve health outcomes by helping people make better-informed decisions. But how do we know that CER will generate information that is useful? On September 30, in Washington, DC, you can be part of a conversation featuring a broad range of health care stakeholders—patients, providers, policymakers, payers, researchers, and those who fund research–by participating in an effort led by the National Health Council to create a framework to Read More >

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Hawaiian State Legislature’s Selective Memory toward Papaya Saving Science

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In recent years, the papaya fruit has become a leading export for the island of Hawaii with it being the island’s second-largest fruit crop with an estimated value of $18 million.  The fruit has also served as a key source of Vitamins A and C for native Hawaiians, which would otherwise be difficult and expensive for them to obtain elsewhere.  This was not always the case for Hawaiian agriculture, especially as it relates to this Read More >

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FDA Consumer Update: Advances in Saving Lives with Blood

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Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion or blood product—people of all ages who are injured, need surgery or who are suffering from illness. The Food and Drug Administration’s primary responsibility with regard to blood and blood products is to assure the safety of patients who receive these life-saving products. In this interview, Richard Davey, M.D., director of the Division of Blood Applications, Office of Blood Research and Review at FDA Read More >

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Exploring New Solutions For Neglected Diseases in Developing Countries

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On Tuesday, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) announced the completion of the 30th research agreement as part of its partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to better enable drug companies to assist researchers in addressing infectious diseases worldwide. The partnership aims to accelerate development of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for more than 1.5 billion people suffering from malaria, tuberculosis, and other neglected tropical diseases including dengue in developing nations. A recent publication in Read More >

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2013 BIO Convention in China Facilitates East-West Partnering in Biotech

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Now in its third year, the BIO Convention in China will be held November 11-13, 2013 in Beijing, China. A sister event to the BIO International Convention, BIO China will bring together executives from biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and investment firms from North America, Europe and Asia to meet and explore business opportunities in China, where the Rx market is poised to grow to $315 billion in 2020. For Western companies and investors looking to capitalize Read More >

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