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Rather than trying to uncover what’s at play behind a woman’s struggle to pay for the costs of her leukemia medicine, last night’s ABC World News with Diane Sawyer barely scratched the surface of a complex issue. The result: a one-sided, overly simplistic view of the cost of cancer medicines in the United States.
When we launched Conversations in June of this year, our goal was to blend formal contributors with an ongoing opportunity for experts and thought leaders to weigh in on a broad range of high-level policy topics. The forum has been a tremendous success.
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the Elsevier Business Intelligence FDA/CMS Summit entitled, “Beyond the Label.”
PhRMA Pushes Back on New York Times
Worth a read are the commentaries surrounding the latest Room for Debate question posed by the New York Times; it’s a good snapshot into the various views on the issue of biopharmaceutical and physician interaction.
I walked away from Friday morning’s “Research in Your Backyard: Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in Minnesota” breakfast meeting in Minneapolis mightily impressed with two things: Frank Jaskulke’s very maroon and gold running shoes –a great contrast with the conservative suit the Minnesota life sciences thought leader was wearing – and w
Discovering and developing new treatments for the world’s most pressing health challenges helps inspire the work of innovators across the biopharmaceutical sector. More importantly, it’s our end-goal to ensure that patients around the world can obtain such innovative treatments in a timely manner.
It’s hard to see the silver lining when it comes to cancer, as many view the disease as a devastating prognosis. And while cancer can take a serious toll on patients and their loved ones, they should know that tremendous strides are being made in the research and development of new cancer medicines that are allowing patients to lead longer, healthier lives.
Recently the 26th Anniversary of World AIDS Day was celebrated, along with the remarkable progress that has been made against this disease.