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The Washington Post Unfairly Attacks The Orphan Drug Act

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The Orphan Drug Act has been a tremendous success and addressed a market failure by providing incentives to bring new treatments to those suffering with rare diseases. That’s why I was deeply troubled by Friday’s unfair article in The Washington Post targeting the Orphan Drug Act through selective and unsubstantiated attacks that seem designed to undermine this bipartisan and hugely successful regime that has helped so many patients with rare diseases live longer and healthier Read More >

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BIO Releases Points to Consider on Truthful and Non-Misleading Product Communication

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Today, BIO releases Points to Consider on Truthful and Non-Misleading Product Communication. This document advances the dialogue on this issue toward achieving the shared aim of getting the right medicine to the right patient at the right time. The current “Information Age” holds significant promise to improve the ability of stakeholders to make well-informed healthcare decisions.  Never before has information about healthcare interventions, including innovative medicines, been so readily available from so many different sources and through Read More >

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ICYMI: NYT Chronicles Advances in Cancer Landscape Due to Immunotherapy

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This week, the New York Times published a series of articles titled Cell Wars which explores the novel uses of immunotherapy to combat cancer. Patient stories were shared where immunotherapy cured them of lung, prostate, liver, and brain cancer. Included were stories of researchers who have dedicated their lives to finding new treatments and cures. As the article states, there is a new era of optimism — a sense that they have begun tapping into a force of Read More >

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Are GE Mosquitos REALLY Scarier Than the Non-Modified Disease-Carrying Kind?

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Florida health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last week that the state’s 14 new cases of the Zika virus were spread via mosquito-borne transmission.  The announcement prompted the CDC to issue an unprecedented travel warning for the Miami area. The advisory extends to all expectant mothers, and women planning on becoming pregnant who have traveled to a one-square-mile area north of downtown Miami – including Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District Read More >

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Jeffrey Smith: “Our ultimate goal, to eliminate GMOs”

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A post on the Food Science Institute blog details how anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith admits that his goal was never to give consumers more information about GMOs through a mandatory labeling program. Referencing Presidential action on Friday, July 29 – when President Obama signed into law S. 764, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard – Smith says: “Although this is clearly a defeat in our campaigns Read More >

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