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Current Challenges in Payment Reform

By Alyson Pusey, BIO. The Affordable Care Act created several demonstration projects to test innovative care delivery systems that increase quality of care while decreasing costs.  Speaking as a panelist was Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at CMS, who discussed how the agency is thinking about payment reform.  Evidenced by the recent proposed rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs), the agency is looking to providers and the health care Read More >

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Biotechnology Innovation: Impact of Health Reform and Deficit Control

By Alyson Pusey, BIO. With many governors around the country facing budget shortfalls, “the action is all in the states” in terms of health care cuts and cost-savings solutions, according to panelists participating. The current fiscal environment has forced cash-strapped states to look at their Medicaid programs for ways to rein in costs, and according to panelists, state lawmakers will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  For example, as a result of the Read More >

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Author of Building Biotechnology Onsite at the 2011 BIO International Convention

Yali Friedman,  author of Building Biotechnology as well as other books is signing books at the BIO bookstore from 3pm to 4:30pm at the 2011 BIO International Convention.

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Thoughts on the Partnering for Global Health Forum

Angie Drakulich posts on PharmTech Talk her thoughts on the Partnering for Global Health Forum, being held at the 2011 BIO International Convention.  The Forum presented a unique panel of government leaders from emerging markets, discussing what it takes to do business in their countries.

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Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology to Cure Disease and Save Lives

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The other day I came across an article discussing vaccinations and the author mentioned his 15-year-old son asking him: “Dad, what’s polio?” Many of us are old enough to remember a time when polio struck fear and caused suffering for millions.  Today, at least in the developed world, polio is something kids have to ask their parents to explain to them. Imagine someday, our grandchildren asking us, “What was cancer?” How great would that be? Read More >

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