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BVGH Releases Report on BIO 2016 International Convention Activities

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BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), an organization dedicated to improving global health through programs and initiatives that engage pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, released a report highlighting its BIO 2016 Convention outreach activities including an expanded African Pavilion, a panel session, Global Innovation Hub presentations and more. “Building on the success of its multi-African country pavilion at the 2015 Convention, BVGH coordinated a larger Africa pavilion and expanded Africa-focused programing at the 2016 Convention. With 16 Read More >

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Stop Demeaning the Healthy Dialogue Between Doctors and Drug Companies

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A recent report in The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Even Cheap Meals Influence Doctors’ Drug Prescriptions, Study Suggests,” attempts to suggest an untoward influence resulting from drug company-sponsored physician education events. After reading the full study, it is clear that the WSJ author not only misinterpreted the conclusions of the study, but completely discounts the role that companies have in educating physicians about their products. Contrary to the author’s point, communication between drug companies and Read More >

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Plan Now to Attend the 15th Annual BIO Investor Forum Oct 18-19, San Francisco

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The BIO Investor Forum, now in its 15th year, is open for registration. An international conference with plenary sessions, business roundtables, company presentations, therapeutic workshops, networking opportunities and partnering meetings, it is designed to help early-stage companies find sources of capital. Attendees will have opportunities to learn about the latest investment trends as well as showcase their company to qualified investors. BIO is pleased to announce that Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, CEO of Caribou Biosciences, will Read More >

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Scientists Prove Agriculture Has Existed for 25 Million Years!

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…But the earliest evidence doesn’t come from humans. A team of researchers from James Cook University and Ohio State University have “found evidence that termites developed a form of agriculture 25 million years ago, and this development affected termites in much the same way that the development of agriculture affected humans millions of years later.” Jessie Guy-Ryan reports  on the findings in Atlas Obscura: This week, a team of scientist announced their discovery of the oldest fossil evidence Read More >

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PwC Report Finds Medicines Still Small Share of Overall Health Spending

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A new report from PwC’s Health Research Institute, Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2017, offers evidence that medicines continue to represent a small portion of overall healthcare spending. The report highlighted that half of all medical costs come from hospital spending: 30 percent from hospital inpatient and 19 percent from hospital outpatient. Physicians account for another 30 percent, while prescription drugs account for 17 percent. With this breakdown comes the warning that it is Read More >

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