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ICER’s Methodology Needs to Take Into Account Key Stakeholder Voices

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Last week, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released the scoping document for their pending review of therapies that treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).[1] The scoping document itself lays out the importance of these therapies given the realities of this deadly disease:[2] Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.[3] It is predicted to kill 158,000 Americans this year.[4] NSCLC makes up about 85 percent of lung cancers,[5] Read More >

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How GMOs Fit Into the Farm Toolbox

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GMOs are a valuable tool on the farm, but they’re not the only one. In a new post on the GMO Answers Forbes.com page, Katie Pratt, an Illinois farmer, discusses what goes into her farm toolbox: On the farm our tools range from the typical tractor and seeds to tablets and satellites.  While some are more important than others, each tool has its place and without the others would not be as effective or efficient. Probably Read More >

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BVGH Releases Report on BIO 2016 International Convention Activities

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BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), an organization dedicated to improving global health through programs and initiatives that engage pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, released a report highlighting its BIO 2016 Convention outreach activities including an expanded African Pavilion, a panel session, Global Innovation Hub presentations and more. “Building on the success of its multi-African country pavilion at the 2015 Convention, BVGH coordinated a larger Africa pavilion and expanded Africa-focused programing at the 2016 Convention. With 16 Read More >

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Stop Demeaning the Healthy Dialogue Between Doctors and Drug Companies

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A recent report in The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Even Cheap Meals Influence Doctors’ Drug Prescriptions, Study Suggests,” attempts to suggest an untoward influence resulting from drug company-sponsored physician education events. After reading the full study, it is clear that the WSJ author not only misinterpreted the conclusions of the study, but completely discounts the role that companies have in educating physicians about their products. Contrary to the author’s point, communication between drug companies and Read More >

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Plan Now to Attend the 15th Annual BIO Investor Forum Oct 18-19, San Francisco

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The BIO Investor Forum, now in its 15th year, is open for registration. An international conference with plenary sessions, business roundtables, company presentations, therapeutic workshops, networking opportunities and partnering meetings, it is designed to help early-stage companies find sources of capital. Attendees will have opportunities to learn about the latest investment trends as well as showcase their company to qualified investors. BIO is pleased to announce that Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, CEO of Caribou Biosciences, will Read More >

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