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2016 BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit Comes to a Close

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The fifth annual BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit concluded on November 4, bringing together over 300 attendees representing more than 200 organizations including patient advocacy and provider organizations, academia, government, think tanks, professional societies and the biotechnology industry. During two days of thought-provoking educational programming, attendees shared information on health policy issues and best practices while networking with other stakeholders in the healthcare space. The Summit’s opening keynote luncheon was a town hall-style discussion Read More >

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2016 BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit Starts Today!

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Today marks the start of the 5th annual BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit being held on November 3-4 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit brings together patient advocacy organizations, academia, regulators, biotechnology industry, and other stakeholders for two days of robust programming to discuss timely policy issues and share best practices. With almost 200 different organizations expected to attend this year, the Summit provides an invaluable networking opportunity to advance partnerships Read More >

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Astellas Expands Advocacy Engagement with Focused Outreach

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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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Riding Coast to Coast for Cancer Patients

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For 21 days in September, 80 members of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) oncology team will cross the United States, from the Oregon coast to the New Jersey shore, as part of the third annual Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride. The goal is to raise one million dollars for Stand Up To Cancer, whose collaborative “Dream Teams” of scientific researchers are working together to accelerate cancer research and provide innovative treatment to patients faster. At the Read More >

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All Pharma Wants to Be “Patient-Centric” – What Does That Really Mean?

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The concept “patient-centricity” has become a pharmaceutical industry buzzword in recent years, making it difficult to see how this concept translates into meaningful practice. Most organizations work for the benefit of patients, but infusing the patient needs and opinions into the discovery, development and delivery of medicines requires a different level of commitment. For Takeda Oncology, that commitment spans nearly two decades, beginning before the company even launched its first product in oncology. From the Read More >

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