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Harvard Law Advocates for Patient Access to Hepatitis C Cure

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There is hope for the 3.5 million people living with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States. Therapies approved in recent years can eliminate the virus in 96 to 99 percent of patients, according to Harvard Law’s article “The Price of Life.” So why is there is still such a high number of people infected with this disease? Ask the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) whom Harvard Law’s Center for Health Law and Read More >

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Igniting the Tipping Point between Digital Health and Pharma

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In 2016, the digital transformation in healthcare is poised to shift from a silently rising tide to a tumultuous, crashing wave. (The sound of innovation will be especially audible June 6 and 7 at BIO 2016 in San Francisco.) A survey last year by the trend-watchers at Russell Reynolds Associates found that 47 percent of healthcare executives thought that their business would be “moderately or massively disrupted by digital in the next 12 months.” If Read More >

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ICYMI: John Lechleiter: An Empty Obama-Clinton-Sanders Plan on Drug Costs

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Writing in the Wall Street Journal today, Eli Lilly and Company Chairman, President and CEO John Lechleiter examines proposals that would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose detailed information about the cost of R&D for individual drugs and the extent of discounts offered to insurers for each drug. Such proposals have been advanced in President Obama’s budget and on the campaign trail by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. But as Lechleiter explains, the key numbers are Read More >

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BIO Welcomes Seven New Board Members

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BIO elected seven new members to its Board of Directors, voted upon at this year’s Board Meetings, held this week in New York City. The following individuals were elected to the Health Section Governing Board: Christopher Boerner, President and Head of the U.S. Commercial Business, BMS Mark Alles, President and Chief Operating Officer, Celgene Gary Zieziula, President and Managing Director, EMD Serono Elizabeth Lewis, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Read More >

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Roll Call: Patient-Centeredness, Comparative Effectiveness, and Value

In Roll Call, Tony Coelho former House Majority Whip, Chairman of the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discussed the need for a patient-centered approach to healthcare. Coelho says: “Policymakers talk about the “value” of treatments as if there is one value algorithm that applies to all patients equally. While that may be true in academia, in the real world value is personal. Research on treatment Read More >

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