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Curative Therapies: Aligning Policy with Science to Ensure Patient Access

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New hepatitis C medications with exceptionally high cure rates have significantly improved treatment, while also posing a challenge for the healthcare system because the cost of the medications are higher in the short run than other medications. As more curative therapies for different conditions come to market, the healthcare system will need to manage the concentration of upfront expenses in a sustainable manner. A Super Session panel at the 2016 BIO International Convention examined this Read More >

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Facts Not Fiction: Digital Delivers Results for Biotech Companies

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A panel of experts in the digital advertising space assembled Wednesday at the 2016 BIO International Convention to discuss how biotech companies can utilize digital advertising in their overall marketing strategies. The session was moderated by Julie Papanek, (Principal, Canaan Partners), and the panelists were: Craig Hashi, Ph.D. (Health, Facebook), Matthew Howes (Executive Vice President, Strategy & Growth, PALIO, an inVentiv Health company), Will Springgate (Director, Life Sciences Allscripts), and Wister Walcott (Co-Founder; Lead Consultant, Marin Software; Proxita). The Read More >

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Antibiotic Development Incentives May Be Tricky to Implement

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A recently proposed broad suite of antibiotic development incentives has received strong support from industry stakeholders, but revealed a desire to move specific ideas and proposals into practice and skepticism about so-called “pay-or-play” provisions during a Wednesday morning panel at the BIO International Convention. Reflecting the increasing importance of the topic, the discussion was one of three panels devoted to the serious global threat of antimicrobial resistance, noted the World Health Organization’s Martin Friede, compared Read More >

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#BIO2016 Keynote: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election

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Who will be the next president of the United States was the topic of Wednesday’s keynote at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. This year’s unique panel of experts provided one of a kind insight into who will likely be the 2016 Presidential Election winner. The esteemed panel of speakers included: Candy Crowley, Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN Stephanie Cutter, Top Political Strategist, Senior Advisor to President Obama and CNN Political Commentator Read More >

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My Keynote Address at the 2016 BIO International Convention

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Yesterday, the voters of California had their say. The general election is upon us. It’s Clinton vs. Trump. Fasten your seat belts, folks. This election is going to be fascinating, but it’s not going to be pretty. Today, we turn to politics, and more specifically, the intersection between politics and policy. In a few minutes, we’ll hear from three Washington veterans. They’ll preview a race for the White House that figures to be unlike anything Read More >

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