Meet the Chart Pack

Meet the Chart Pack

02.09.11 | By Kate Connors

Welcome to The Catalyst, part of PhRMA's new home on the web.

Telling the story of the biopharmaceutical sector is a daunting task, one that we strive to accomplish daily at PhRMA.

One new resource that I'm finding especially helpful in this effort is PhRMA's new Chart Pack, which visually conveys the value of the biopharmaceutical research sector, whether that value is demonstrated by saving lives, saving jobs, or saving long-term healthcare dollars.

In fact, it's so helpful, I'm sure you'll be seeing it a lot more as you read The Catalyst, since Grady and I will surely refer back to the Chart Pack often.

For example, let's go back to that value proposition. Saving lives? Page 7 shows the decline in death rates from cancer from 1975 to 2006, due in no small part to medical advances. Saving jobs? Page 76 shows that the biopharmaceutical sector is one of only a few in the U.S. expected to grow manufacturing jobs over the next decade. And how about saving dollars? Page 56 shows how better adherence to medicines actually reduces total healthcare costs for patients with congestive heart failure.

There are a lot of stories like these to tell, and I look forward to sharing them with you. For now, flip through the Chart Pack and see what else you can find.