Tag Archives: Health Care

Expanding the Role of Patients in Drug Development

givingtuesday

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 >

Events, Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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

lab_tech

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 >

Events, Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Prepare and Protect from Biological Threats

ebola

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 >

Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

MIT Hacking Medicine Presents Idea Design Studio at #BIO2015

Idea_design copy

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 >

Events, Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , ,

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

lab_tech02

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 >

Health  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , ,