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BIO 2015 Kicks Off: Patient-Focused Drug Development Key Theme of Day One

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The BIO International Convention kicked off in Philadelphia today with a strong emphasis on patient-focused drug development as a seismic shift in the way drugs are developed and delivered. The luncheon keynote featured a discussion with News Anchor and Journalist Tom Brokaw interviewed by BIO’s Jim Greenwood, in which Brokaw shared his experience and perspective as a patient. Brokaw recently authored a book about his experiences as a Multiple Myeloma patient – A Lucky Life Interrupted. Read More >

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Prepare and Protect from Biological Threats

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Yesterday the Alliance for Biosecurity hosted a panel that outlined the important role played by industry in preparedness against biosecurity threats. The session, Learning from the Ebola Outbreak: Sustaining and Strengthening the Public-Private Partnership and Ensuring Preparedness, included government funders of product development and procurement and representatives from companies engaged in the development of medical countermeasures. The Alliance is a coalition of more than a dozen biopharmaceutical companies and academic institutions that advocates for public Read More >

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MIT Hacking Medicine Presents Idea Design Studio at #BIO2015

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Have you ever wanted to improve your healthcare experience? Have you ever felt like you have waited too long in the waiting room; or been annoyed when your care providers do not have access to your health records from a different hospital? YOU – can make a change today. Anyone can improve the healthcare system, because everyone has been a patient. And at its core, healthcare is viewed differently through the eyes of a patient, Read More >

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John Lechleiter Forbes Op-Ed: Debunking the Five Big Myths About ‘Big Pharma’

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This week, Eli Lilly and Company President, Chairman and CEO John Lechleiter refutes five big myths about big pharma in this Forbes opinion piece. He points to these five biggest industry myths as ‘routinely poisoning debates, obscuring genuine problems, and distorting policy recommendations on health care.’ In short (excerpts): Myth #1 Pharmaceutical companies exaggerate the costs of developing new medicines to justify high prices. In fact: The research and development (R&D) expenditures of this industry Read More >

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United Health To Congress: Let Cancer Patients Eat Gauze (Op-Ed in The Hill)

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Jonathan Wilcox’s op-ed in The Hill today highlights the growing challenge of insurance company tactics that contribute to increased costs to the health care system and restricted patient access to life-saving medicines. While UnitedHealth Group just reported increased revenues for first quarter 2015, patients are shouldering the burden with rising copays and restricted coverage, asserts the author. As Wilcox writes, ‘That’s why cancer advocacy organizations are taking action, pressing Congress and state legislatures to cap co-pays on specialty Read More >

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