Today, PhRMA and its 2013 Research & Hope Awards partners are honoring visionaries in the vaccines and immunization field.
To say that vaccines have changed the world for the better is a dramatic understatement. Vaccines have helped us to eradicate smallpox. They’ve helped to dramatically reduce the scourge of polio around the globe. They’ve prevented and controlled once deadly viruses like measles, rubella, influenzas and a host of other infectious and communicable conditions. They are giving us new preventative and therapeutic tools to use in the fight against some cancers and other diseases.
As you may know from a previous Catalyst post, late last month we unveiled a new report on
I recently had the opportunity to speak to Team Hoyt, a father and son team, that have run over 1,000 endurance races together. Team Hoyt has been inducted into the Ironman Hall of fame, honored with a life size bronze statue of their likeness by the start of the Boston marathon, and presented with the Jimmy V perseverance award.
PhRMA has long supported the FDA’s appropriate use of innovative approaches and regulatory flexibility to establish the safety and efficacy of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs. We strongly supported the passage last year of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (
Innovative research and development has led to revolutionary medical treatments and practices that have impacted how we think about preventative medicine.
With the start of school and everyone resuming their normal routine, now is the time to schedule your regular doctor’s visit. Given the craziness of summer, health is often an afterthought -- but now is the time to make it a priority.