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ICYMI: The Hill Op-ed on Ending 340B Abuse

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Writing in The Hill today, Ellen Weaver of the Palmetto Promise Institute and Lindsay Boyd of The Beacon Center of Tennessee call upon Congress to reform the 340B program, created by Congress more than two decades ago. The program aimed to help low-income and uninsured patients afford prescription medications. Qualified hospitals – originally, 90 truly charitable hospitals serving large at-risk populations – received large discounts on the medications they purchased. But, there was one loophole Read More >

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How GMOS Can Help Us Do More With Less

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Doing more with less is the challenge of our age, and GMOs help to address that challenge when it comes to agriculture. We celebrated this year’s World Environment Day by launching the first of a series of informational infographics to show how GMOs help to conserve our resources and land. Launched in a column at Forbes.com, our series’ first infographic highlights how GMOs help protect the environment by allowing farmers to produce more crops, using Read More >

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BIO2016 Keynote Videos: Jim Greenwood and Ron Cohen

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In case you missed it, below are the keynote remarks from BIO President & CEO, Jim Greenwood and BIO Chair, Ron Cohen at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. Jim Greenwood: Ron Cohen:

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ICER’s Flawed Methodology Could Lead To Healthcare Rationing

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In a column published in USA Today recently, Jeff Stier, a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, sheds light on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). Stier points out the group’s fundamentally-flawed (and possibly dangerous) approach and how their reports influence which drugs are listed on your insurer’s formulary based on what those drugs will cost the insurer – rather than what’s best for you as a patient.  “…we’ve Read More >

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CDC’s Frieden: Private Sector Stepping up to Combat Zika, Congress Should Too

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Writing at the White House blog, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says his colleagues working in the CDC’s birth defect center tell him they’ve never seen such cause for alarm. “It’s been more than 50 years since we’ve discovered a birth defect linked to a virus – and never before have we seen this result from a mosquito bite.” While you can avoid travel to areas where Zika is spreading [map], there is no vaccine Read More >

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