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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
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.