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National Health Interview Survey: Adult Vaccination Rates Need Boost

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released immunization coverage estimates from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for six vaccines routinely recommended for adults including pneumococcal, tetanus and Tdap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, herpes zoster (shingles), and Human papillomavirus (HPV). These data indicate little overall improvement in vaccination coverage among adults from 2011 to 2012. Compared with 2011, modest increases occurred in three vaccines: Tdap, herpes zoster and HPV. However, vaccination Read More >

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Business Roundtable: The Reimbursement Landscape under ACA

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As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, reimbursement for life-saving and life-enhancing drugs is one of the most pressing issues facing healthcare stakeholders and decision makers, including patients, payers, providers, and innovative drug developers. BIO hosted a business roundtable discussion on this timely topic yesterday at our 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Moderated by Real Endpoint’s Roger Longman, panelists represented a variety of perspectives: Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Read More >

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#BIOCEO14: An Optimistic Outlook for 2014

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The 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference​ concluded with a lively Closing Plenary Session examining the current capital market for IPOs, where the industry has been and where it’s headed in 2014. The panel unanimously agreed: 2013 was the year of the IPO. In total, 56 healthcare companies priced an IPO; 43 of these were biotech companies. Last year was the strongest IPO year since 2000 and the second strongest in history with over $10 Read More >

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Biotechnology Mending Broken Hearts

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It’s been just over 15 years since James Thomson first isolated embryonic stem cells in his lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In that time, some remarkable advances have been made. Namely, I’m talking about the ability to transform adult human cells into extremely useful pluripotent stem cells. A new treatment using pluripotent cells could potentially repair and regenerate damaged heart tissue. In a 2013 study published in The Lancet, Dr. Eduardo Marban, director of Read More >

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Fireside Chat with Allergan CEO, David Pyott

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Day two of the 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference​ kicked off with a Fireside Chat featuring one of the longest tenured pharma CEOs, David E.I. Pyott, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Allergan. The Chat, moderated by Seamus Fernandez, Managing Director, Major and Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Leerink Partners LLC, explored the multi-specialty healthcare model that Allegran has found success in which few realize is not just ophthalmology. Allergan has also found success in neurosciences, medical dermatology, dermal fillers and urologics. Read More >

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