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Integrating the Patient Voice: Recap of the 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

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The 2016 BIO CEO & Investor Conference isn’t just for biotech companies and the investment community, the conference featured a strong patient voice and focus on the patient perspective in drug development and drug delivery. Two of the most highly-attended panel discussions were moderated by patient advocates. On Monday, Sue Peschin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Aging Research, led a timely panel discussion with clinical researchers and biotech CEOs around the recent positive Read More >

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Setting the Record Straight on Innovation and Drug Development

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Modern biotechnology is a relatively young industry, but in just over 40 years, the entrepreneurs, researchers and investors working in this field have firmly established themselves at the forefront of medical innovation and the search for new cures and therapies for previously untreatable diseases. That’s why it is important that policy proposals designed to respond to the activities of outliers like Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant do not hurt America’s leadership in biotechnology innovation and investment. Read More >

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Expanding the Role of Patients in Drug Development

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Working alongside scientists, universities, and biotech companies, patients and patient organizations have the ability to play a critical role in the search for treatments and cures for chronic and deadly diseases.  As part of the 5th authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V), the Food and Drug Administration made a commitment to more systematically gather patients’ perspectives on their condition and the available therapies in order to incorporate these findings into their Read More >

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Time: How to Breathe New Life Into America’s Health-Care System

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Last week, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) published an op-ed – How to Breathe New Life Into America’s Health-Care System – in Time Magazine on the potential of the 21st Century Cures Act to ‘help modernize the health-care innovation infrastructure, incorporate a patient perspective into the drug and device approval process, support advances in personalized medicine, streamline clinical trials, and provide more resources to support cutting-edge research and help young scientists.’ Rep. Upton points out that there are Read More >

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Biotech Could Miss a Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Rare Disease

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Drug development is expensive.  Drug development is risky.  Drug development takes a long time. The key to changing this is leveraging the fact that no one is more motivated to eliminate rare disease than those who are directly affected by it. I know this because, as the founder of Give RARE, I have talked to parents of children with Tay Sachs disease who know their children will die within a few years unless something changes.  Read More >

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