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AIR 340B: New Analysis Shows Most 340B Hospitals Provide Little Charity Care


Today, the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) released a new report, showing that a substantial portion of hospitals enrolled in the 340B drug discount program provide only the barest amount of charity care, and as such they are not fulfilling Congress’ expectations about the program. Congress created the program in 1992 to help uninsured indigent patients gain better access to prescription medicines. The original intention of the program was to provide Read More >

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BIO to Host Google+ Hangout with David Brancaccio


Join us for a preview discussion with David Brancaccio, host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report and Scientific American Worldview editors on March 25, 11AM-12PM, as we explore the main themes of this year’s Scorecard edition – The Cost & Benefits of Innovation. Editors will also discuss: Innovation’s true “value proposition” and the ways in which investing in science has multilayered societal returns; The biggest issues in biotech that continue to “flatten” the world and create common missions among countries; Read More >

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Corporate-Sponsored University Research Valuable for Further Innovation

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New research published in Nature, Technology Transfer: Industry-funded academic inventions boost innovation, provides data undermining “assumptions that corporate-funded academic research is less accessible and useful to others.” After reviewing empirical evidence covering 20 years of inventions in the University of California system the authors find that: “Corporate-sponsored research is surprisingly valuable for further innovation. Data collected over 20 years at nine campuses and three national laboratories administered by the University of California show that corporate-sponsored Read More >

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The Legacy of Norman Borlaug “Father of the Green Revolution” Lives On

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On March 25, Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. In commemoration, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi jointly announced a ceremony to observe the famous Nobel Peace Prize winner on March 25 in the National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol. Dr. Borlaug was raised in a town called Cresco located Read More >

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Vaccines: Cold Case

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At the upcoming BIO International Convention, vaccines experts will come together to discuss key infectious diseases for which preventive vaccines have eluded researchers.  Panelists will discuss two “cold case” diseases where vaccines are currently in development.  Panelists will share new information related to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and dengue fever vaccines.  The panel will review the ‘lessons learned,’ the impact new technologies have had on conquering these diseases and examine the recent efforts to develop Read More >

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