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Washington, D.C. (December 18, 2014) — Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a new report, “Twenty-Five Years of Progress Against Hepatitis C: Setbacks and Stepping Stones,” that examines the scientific challenges and setbacks researchers have faced on the path to developing new medicines with the potential to transform treatment for hepatitis C patients and how these so-called “failures” are an integral part of the drug discovery process.

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Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2014) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Senior Vice President, Robert Zirkelbach issued the following statement:

“AARP has released another disingenuous report on prescription drug spending that cherry-picks data to advance a narrative that simply doesn’t match reality. The findings from the report have been contradicted by numerous studies, including recent federal government data showing that prescription drug spending will continue to grow at the same rate as overall health care costs over the next decade.”

In reviewing AARP’s report, other points to consider include:

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Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2014) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO John J. Castellani issued the following statement:

"President Obama’s address comes at a time when America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are bringing pioneering new medicines to patients, supporting high-value American jobs and helping strengthen local communities and our national economy. Continued progress – the kind that President Obama urged for last night – is only possible, however, if we fully embrace innovation.

"The President referenced patent reform and we look forward to working with the Senate on targeted reforms to curb abusive patent litigation while maintaining incentives for biomedical innovation.

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Washington, DC (October 20, 2014)– The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced today that Christina (“Tina”) Stow will join the organization as Vice President of Communications, effective October 27, 2014.

Stow will play a key leadership role within the communications department. She will oversee a team responsible for the day-to-day activities associated with media relations, including message development, proactive media outreach, rapid response, message research and relationship-building with key reporters and influencers. Stow will report to Robert Zirkelbach, Senior Vice President of Communications.

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Washington, DC – Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO John Castellani today issued the following statement on the selection of Ron Klain to manage the U.S. government’s response to preventing the spread of the Ebola virus:

“Protecting patients and their families from the devastating effects of Ebola is a national priority. As Mr. Klain takes on the important and challenging role of coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak, our industry stands ready to support these efforts by using our resources and expertise to assist patients and their families affected.

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Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2014) — Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched Access Better Coverage.org, a new website designed to educate consumers about the ABCs of health coverage and access to prescription medicines.

The new site introduces important resources to help people better understand how health insurance works and what to expect from their coverage, including a series of white board videos explaining basic insurance terms like deductibles, copays and coinsurance, and how formularies and tiers work.

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Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2014) — Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a new report, “Researching Cancer Medicines: Setbacks and Stepping Stones,”  which highlights the number of investigational cancer medicines that did not succeed in clinical trials and how these so-called “failures” are a critical part of the drug development process. 

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Washington, D.C. (October 6, 2014) — America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2014) – Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched a campaign, called “I'm Not Average,” to share inspirational stories from patients about the powerful impact advances and innovations in cancer medicines have had on their lives.

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Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2014) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) associate general counsel, John Murphy, issued the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) public release of the Open Payments database – a database established through the Physician Payments Sunshine Act included in the Affordable Care Act.

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Washington, DC – The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced today that Ieva M. Augstums will join the organization as Deputy Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, effective October 1, 2014.

Augstums will be responsible for developing and executing PR campaigns, overseeing paid media activities, leading the planning and promotion of key annual events, and supervising message research and public polling activities. She will be an important part of the leadership team in the communications department, helping to craft and drive the overall communications strategy for the association. She will report to Robert Zirkelbach, Senior Vice President of Communications.

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Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2014) — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Research & Hope Awards, honoring researchers and patient advocates for their role in advancing biopharmaceutical research and improving patients’ access to care. This year’s awardees were recognized for their role in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a devastating disease that has taken the lives of more than 36 million people worldwide.

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Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2014) — America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, according to the latest Medicines in Development report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). A second report, a PhRMA-sponsored white paper by Boston Healthcare Associates, Inc. (BHA), “The Value of Innovation in HIV/AIDS Therapy ” highlights the progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and its impact on patients afflicted with the disease. 

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Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2014) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Assistant General Counsel, John Murphy, issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay publication of a significant portion of data in the open payments database – a database established through the Physician Payments Sunshine Act included in the Affordable Care Act:

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Washington, D.C. (August 13, 2014) — The majority of Americans report they have had a good year when it comes to their personal health and are paying more attention to their health compared to just a few years ago, according to From Hope to Cures: PhRMA’s Second Annual National Health Survey. The survey, which explores Americans’ attitudes on personal health and medical concerns, also brings to light three new trends evolving under the shifting health care landscape.

The survey, conducted by Hart Research Associates, polled 1,207 Americans. Among the key findings:

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