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05.21.12 | By Jennifer Wall
The editors at The Catalyst recently asked John P. Clark, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Pfizer Inc., a few questions about being on the front line in the battle against foreign counterfeit medicines. John provided a snapshot of the risks patients could face if the closed U.S. drug supply system were to open up. I urge you take a close look at all the pictures provided by Pfizer Inc.
05.17.12 | By Jennifer Wall

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05.17.12 | By Jennifer Wall

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05.14.12 | By Jennifer Wall

A report released by the Foundation Center

05.11.12 | By Jon Tripp

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On Monday, May 14, PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani will participate on a roundtable in Washington entitled: Spending on Health as an Investment: Fiscal Sustainability and Aging Populations. Mr. Castellani will be joined by Dr.

05.11.12 | By Kaelan Hollon

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05.08.12 | By Kate Connors

We at PhRMA have been pretty vocal this year in support of important legislation that helps improve the care that children receive across the country, both he

05.08.12 | By Kate Connors

If you've read some of my previous posts about PDUFA but found yourself resorting to Google to figure out what in the heck I'm talking about, you'll want to take a few minutes to watch a video that we made for We Work For Health, so that biopharmaceutical company employees have a chance to learn about it, too.

After all, as the video says, it's important legislation!

05.03.12 | By Kaelan Hollon

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05.01.12 | By Preet Bilinski

Today is World Asthma Day, an effort to raise awareness about asthma and improve asthma care for patients. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects people all over the world. It imposes a growing burden on society, with prevalence on the rise and an annual economic cost of $19.7 billion.

We talked with Dave Allen, Senior Vice President of the Respiratory Therapy Area at GlaxoSmithKline on why asthma education and care is so important.

Why is asthma awareness/education important?

05.01.12 | By Preet Bilinski

With today being World Asthma Day, PhRMA joins with public health officials, health organizations, and patient groups around the world to emphasize that you can control your asthma, the theme for 2012.

04.30.12 | By Jennifer Wall

Wow! That was what I said when I read the Reuters article about America's growing waistlines. It is truly troubling that incidents of extreme or "morbid" obesity has risen sixfold in the U.S. since 1960 and that medical spending due to obesity is now exceeding costs associated with smoking.

04.27.12 | By Kaelan Hollon

As I put final touches on my weekend plans, I wanted to flag Saturday for folks - it's the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Take Back Day.