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What Is the One Health Paradigm All About (in a Nutshell—and More)?


The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Read More >

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The Washington Post Unfairly Attacks The Orphan Drug Act


The Orphan Drug Act has been a tremendous success and addressed a market failure by providing incentives to bring new treatments to those suffering with rare diseases. That’s why I was deeply troubled by Friday’s unfair article in The Washington Post targeting the Orphan Drug Act through selective and unsubstantiated attacks that seem designed to undermine this bipartisan and hugely successful regime that has helped so many patients with rare diseases live longer and healthier Read More >

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Celebrate International Beer Day with Biotech!

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On the first Friday of every August, bars, restaurants, beer lovers and pubs all over the world get together to celebrate International Beer Day (IBD). Founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California, International Beer Day has grown from a small localized event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration. International Beer Day has three declared purposes: To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer. To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer. Read More >

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BIO Releases Points to Consider on Truthful and Non-Misleading Product Communication


Today, BIO releases Points to Consider on Truthful and Non-Misleading Product Communication. This document advances the dialogue on this issue toward achieving the shared aim of getting the right medicine to the right patient at the right time. The current “Information Age” holds significant promise to improve the ability of stakeholders to make well-informed healthcare decisions.  Never before has information about healthcare interventions, including innovative medicines, been so readily available from so many different sources and through Read More >

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ICYMI: NYT Chronicles Advances in Cancer Landscape Due to Immunotherapy

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This week, the New York Times published a series of articles titled Cell Wars which explores the novel uses of immunotherapy to combat cancer. Patient stories were shared where immunotherapy cured them of lung, prostate, liver, and brain cancer. Included were stories of researchers who have dedicated their lives to finding new treatments and cures. As the article states, there is a new era of optimism — a sense that they have begun tapping into a force of Read More >

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