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Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2015) — Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a new report, “A Decade of Innovation in Rare Diseases,” to document the significant progress made in the last 10 years in understanding a broad range of rare diseases and translating this knowledge into groundbreaking therapies for a variety of patient populations.

The report illustrates that more than 230 new medicines to treat rare or “orphan” diseases were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last decade, and there are currently more than 450 orphan drugs in development.

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Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) assistant general counsel, John Murphy, issued the following statement regarding a federal court ruling that invalidated an importation law in Maine.

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Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) executive vice president, Lori Reilly, issued the following statement on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) announcement of its Oncology Care Model demonstration program, which will  test a new approach for paying doctors for their care of cancer patients: 

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Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO, John J. Castellani released the following statement:

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Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and Chief Executive Officer, John Castellani, provided the following statement:

“PhRMA salutes the work of Commissioner Hamburg and recognizes her significant contributions to the thoughtful regulation of medicines, including science as a basis for better regulatory decisions. For nearly six years, and to the direct benefit of patients, Commissioner Hamburg has demonstrated strong leadership and an unwavering commitment to collaboration with all stakeholders.

“We look forward to working with the FDA’s leadership and Acting Commissioner Ostroff to bring safe and effective innovative medicines to patients.”

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Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2015) – Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO John J. Castellani issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal:

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Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2015) — The following statement is provided by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO, John J. Castellani:

“We thank Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership in the effort to curb abusive practices that can arise in patent litigation and enforcement.  We look forward to reviewing this proposal and working with Congress to ensure legislation addressing patent litigation is not harmful to the patent system.

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Washington, D.C. (January 27, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Castellani issued the following statement on the newly released 21st Century Cures discussion draft: 

"We appreciate the opportunity to review the discussion draft released today and look forward to providing feedback to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

 “PhRMA supports the Committee’s goal of accelerating the discovery, development and delivery of new medicines for patients and provided feedback on several of the 21st Century Cures whitepapers.”

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Washington, D.C. (January 26, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) president and chief executive officer John J. Castellani issued the following statement on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s announcement on payment and delivery reform: 

"PhRMA supports Secretary Burwell’s goal of advancing affordable, high quality and patient centered health care, and today’s announcement represents an important step forward.

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Washington, D.C. (January 22, 2015) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) senior vice president, communications, Robert Zirkelbach released the following statement:

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Washington, D.C. (December 22, 2014) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Deputy President, Mark Grayson issued the following statement:

"PhRMA welcomes today’s release of the U.S. International Trade Commission report on 'Trade, Investment, and Industrial Policies in India: Effects on the U.S. Economy.'  The report is useful in documenting the challenges U.S. business faces in India, but also the potential benefits to both economies from addressing existing trade barriers.  For example, the report identifies that improved IP protection would have 'substantial positive effects' on U.S. exports to India and increased economic engagement in India. 

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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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