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Reality Check for AARP

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This morning, AARP released yet another misleading report on prescription drug prices that ignores key facts about the marketplace for medicines. The report suffers from several notable flaws. Most glaringly, AARP underplays the value of the Medicare Part D program and ignores the stability in the program brought about by market competition: Average annual out of pocket spending on drugs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries has fallen in recent years, declining 16 percent between 2007 Read More >

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The Zika Virus and Global Food Security – Connection?

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Yes, there is a connection! Marshall Matz, agriculture and global food security expert at OFW Law, explains this connection and how genetic energy can meet both challenges in his piece recently published by AgriPulse. Matz discusses that despite the strong relationship between health care, nutrition and food security, the public has a varying acceptance of each issue:  Q.  Is there a connection between the Zika virus and global food security? A.   Yes. Genetic engineering has an important role Read More >

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One Vision for Rare Diseases

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Diagnosis Day a.k.a Ground Zero My son, Jonah, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome type C in May of 2010.  He was 22 months old, the youngest child to have ever been diagnosed asymptomatic without having an older sibling diagnosed first.  A change of pediatricians at his first year well-visit brought us to a new pediatrician who commented that Jonah’s head circumference was off the charts even though he had met all of his developmental milestones. Read More >

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“Must Attend” Breakout Sessions Announced for 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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BIO has officially announced the “must attend” Breakout Sessions for BIO’s 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology program will feature 70 sessions in eight 8 tracks over three days. This year’s conference will be held April 17-20 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center. The featured breakout sessions include:  “Developing Carbon Neutral Fuels in an Era of Low Price Crude” Track: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Read More >

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Biosynthetic Technologies: Advancing a First-Commercial Renewable Chemical Project

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently expanded its flagship “9003” loan guarantee program to include projects that primarily manufacture chemicals — not just fuels — from renewable biomass. Years of advocacy and leadership from BIO, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and others have effected this welcome change. Biosynthetic Technologies (“BT”) is pleased to be among the refreshed program’s early potential beneficiaries. BT commercializes a novel renewable chemical compound poised to disrupt the large global industrial and automotive Read More >

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