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Jim would have been 64 this year. However, eight years ago today Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Police Captain James Myers was killed in a senseless act of violence at his farm in rural South Carolina.
I remember when I got the call - I was coming through the garage door having just returned from church that Sunday night.
What if we had stopped innovating after discovering aspirin? Certainly we wouldn't have had the dramatic improvements in health outcomes that we've seen over the last hundred years. Over the years, medicines have played a key role in significantly reducing deaths, with major advances in treatments for heart disease, many cancers, and HIV/AIDS.
I'm excited to announce the launch of a new page on our Web site, PhRMA.org: "The Value of Medicines: Hope for Patients, Savings for the System." On this page, it is our intent to bring to your attention, in an easily digestible way, literature and research that examine the impact medicines have on patients' lives and to what extent improved health outcomes can affect health care costs.
It seems there are two fundamental questions around health care:
Over the last several weeks, we've been fortunate to feature many blog posts on the Catalyst from prominent oncology researchers working for biopharmaceutical research companies. Many of these researchers have been active participants at various oncology conferences and events, such as the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, throughout the month of June. As these events wind down, we at PhRMA continue to reflect on progress that has been made in the war against cancer.
There has been a steady stream of media coverage out of last week's BIO meeting in Boston, Mass., highlighting the evolving biopharmaceutical research and development (R&D) model, particularly
As we march slowly toward an economic rebound, a new study predicts that 5.6 million new healthcare jobs will be created in America by 2020. The report was released by the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce.
Today we have a guest post from Emily Skor, Vice President of Communications and Alliance Development for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.