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Ask CA Governor Brown To Sign SB 598

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California’s Assembly and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 598, legislation that creates a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Despite fierce opposition from insurance companies and large pharmacy chains, it is now on its way to the Governor’s desk. It’s critical for him to understand that this issue is one of the highest priorities for patients, healthcare providers and the life sciences industry. Senate Bill 598 is needed now to update Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Company Snapshot: Opsona Therapeutics

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Opsona Therapeutics will be participating in the upcoming BIO Investor Forum, and will be giving a presentation on their work in the autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and oncology space (among other indications). To learn more about their company, please read one of our final company snapshots below. Company Snapshot What is your company’s lead product or technology? Opsona’s lead product OPN-305 is a fully humanized monoclonal IgG4 antibody targeting Toll-like-receptor-2 (TLR2), which is in clinical development as Read More >

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Putting Patients First: Paving a Path to Useful CER

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Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has the potential to improve health outcomes by helping people make better-informed decisions. But how do we know that CER will generate information that is useful? On September 30, in Washington, DC, you can be part of a conversation featuring a broad range of health care stakeholders—patients, providers, policymakers, payers, researchers, and those who fund research–by participating in an effort led by the National Health Council to create a framework to Read More >

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Hawaiian State Legislature’s Selective Memory toward Papaya Saving Science

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In recent years, the papaya fruit has become a leading export for the island of Hawaii with it being the island’s second-largest fruit crop with an estimated value of $18 million.  The fruit has also served as a key source of Vitamins A and C for native Hawaiians, which would otherwise be difficult and expensive for them to obtain elsewhere.  This was not always the case for Hawaiian agriculture, especially as it relates to this Read More >

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FDA Consumer Update: Advances in Saving Lives with Blood

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Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion or blood product—people of all ages who are injured, need surgery or who are suffering from illness. The Food and Drug Administration’s primary responsibility with regard to blood and blood products is to assure the safety of patients who receive these life-saving products. In this interview, Richard Davey, M.D., director of the Division of Blood Applications, Office of Blood Research and Review at FDA Read More >

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