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Jim Greenwood in WSJ: Curing Hepatitis C Is Cheaper Than Open-Ended Care

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On Friday, a letter from BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood was published in the Wall Street Journal, arguing that curing hepatitis C is cheaper than the alternative of open ended care. The full text of the letter is below: President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (HIP) Karen Ignagni’s “Paying for the Thousand-Dollar Pill” (op-ed, Aug. 4) plays down the fact that Sovaldi has been shown to achieve a high cure rate for Read More >

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For 2014 LBS – Early Bird Rates Plus a Complimentary Registration!

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BIO Livestock Biotech Summit September 16–18, 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota We know that getting out of the office for a few days and attending a seminar is always educational and fun. It’s also better with a friend. More so with two other colleagues. Through August 29, 2014, when your organization purchases two (2) early-bird registrations at the full rate, you will be eligible to receive one (1) additional registration complimentary. Just complete your Read More >

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Fighting Ebola with Tobacco

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Years in the making, the Ebola virus has recently erupted into a full blown health crisis. As of this week, it has claimed the lives over a thousand people – mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Ebola is one of the world’s most virulent diseases and treating it is complicated by the fact that it is highly contagious and deadly. The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues Read More >

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Ohio: Consider Some of the Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods

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Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, wrote a wonderful op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the use of agricultural biotechnology in food production: Some technologies enjoy nearly universal approval. What’s not to like about safer cars, better health diagnostics and instant access to virtually all the world’s knowledge? But high tech on a fork? Now there’s something that for some folks is hard to swallow. When I agreed to Read More >

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Delivering on Biotech’s Promise to Treat Anthrax, Smallpox, Ebola

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Thanks to federal biodefense programs that partner with industry to develop and stockpile medical countermeasures, each year America is better equipped to respond to potential biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological threats, BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood says in a Roll Call op-ed published today. With recent anthrax and smallpox incidents at CDC and NIH labs,  which fortunately did not lead to any human exposure,  it’s worth taking a look at how we might respond Read More >

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