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BIO Investor Forum is Next Week: Oct. 18-19


Now in its 15th year, the BIO Investor Forum is set for Oct. 18 – Oct. 19 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.  The event will feature 10 educational panel sessions, three ”fireside chat” interviews with senior executives, more than 170 company presentations, and hundreds of One-on-One Partnering™ meetings. BIO is pleased to announce that four of the 2016 Fiercest Women in Biopharma will be speaking this year: Charlotte Hubbert, PhD, Partner, Gates Read More >

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World Food Day 2016: “Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Too.”


On October 16, 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most Read More >

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Lawsuit Against UnitedHealth Put Insurers’ Practices Under Scrutiny


Reuters reports that UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest insurer, has been sued by three patients who’ve accused the massive insurance conglomerate of significantly over-charging them for co-pays for prescription drugs. The report alleges the co-pays were far in excess of the actual cost of the drug and the insurer kept the difference. According to Reuters: “For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a $50 co-payment for Sprintec, a contraceptive, while UnitedHealth paid the Read More >

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Astellas Expands Advocacy Engagement with Focused Outreach


Astellas recognizes the crucial role that patient groups play in enhancing and extending the lives of patients. Sponsoring events such as the BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit to be held on November 3-4 is a way the Astellas Stakeholder Engagement team is supporting that goal. Astellas’ Stakeholder Engagement team is focused on collaborating with patient advocacy groups with the aim to: build and strengthen relationships with stakeholders and influential thought leaders elevate the patient voice Read More >

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Nature, The First Creator Of GMOs


Long before humans started domesticating crops 10,000 years ago, nature had its own process of transferring genes from one species to another, in effect, creating GMOs. As a part of GMO Answers’ “Get To Know GMOs” campaign, plant biotechnology pioneer Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton has written a new post at the GMO Answers page highlighting the history and benefits of genetically modified organisms: One of the biggest misconceptions about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is Read More >

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