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Ezekiel Emanuel’s Flawed Solution

Jim Greenwood

In a New York Times op-ed today, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel proposes “The Solution to Drug Prices.” The piece is problematic in many respects, but we agree with one of his primary contentions: in discussions about drug prices, value is the real issue. This point was nicely made in a recent Times piece, where it quoted Crystal Bedford, whose five year old daughter, Marley, suffers from a rare genetic disease, Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata (RCPD). A treatment Read More >

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Congratulations to the 2015 Buzz of BIO at the BIO Investor Forum Winners!

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BIO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 BIO Investor Forum Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector. Taking place October 20-21, 2015 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California, the 14th Annual BIO Investor Forum will focus on investment opportunities for early stage and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. “This year’s Buzz of BIO winners exemplify the diversity of companies and Read More >

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Summer Potpourri

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Hard to believe that Labor Day is behind us and that some leaves are already changing colors.  It seems like just yesterday that summer started but the reality is that watching football and picking out Halloween costumes will soon replace treks to the pool and beach. The unofficial end of summer, however, is a great excuse to recap the most notable agricultural biotechnology related public policy actions over the last two and half months – Read More >

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International Day of Charity


While most of us are well-aware of the Labor Day holiday we celebrated this weekend, Saturday also marked a newer, less well known observance: the International Day of Charity, observed annually on September 5. The annual observance was declared in 2012 by the United Nations, “In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations…” Biopharmaceutical companies are committed to improving health care systems and access to Read More >

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What Chipotle Really Meant When it Was Switching Over to Non-GMO Ingredients

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In late April 2015, Chipotle announced they were removing genetically engineered crops (called GMOs) from their menu. Well, kind of… Here is a fairly long list of responses to the Chipotle decision that show how the company is only partly removing GMO ingredients from its menu. In light of this announcement, Dr. Andrew Kniss, Associate Professor of Weed Ecology & Management in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming, looked into how Chipotle’s decision to move Read More >

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