Week in Review: Finding Courage and Inspiration Through Personal Experiences

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Within minutes of Angelina Jolie’s New York Times opinion piece going live on her preventative steps against breast cancer, nearly every major news outlet in the world was covering the highly personal story. Ms.

More Than 850 Medicines in Development For Diseases that Disproportionately Strike Women

Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2011) — Medical researchers are making unprecedented progress into understanding why women suffer disproportionately from a number of diseases. Those insights are providing information to help develop medicines to attack diseases such as osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis and age-related macular degeneration, all of which affect more women than men.

Rx Minute: Early HIV Treatment May Improve Survival

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the initiation of antiretroviral therapy earlier in the course of HIV infection may improve survival.

Medicines in Development for Women Backgrounder

Breast cancer affected an estimated 207,090 American women and killed 39,840 in 2010, according to the American Cancer Society.

Learn More About Medicines in Development for Women

America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies are developing 851 medicines for diseases that disproportionately affect American women. The medicines in the pipeline for women (either in clinical trials or awaiting review by the Food and Drug Administration) include:

Facts About Diseases/Conditions Affecting Women


  • A baby girl born in the United States in 2006 could expect to live 80.2 years; that’s 5.1 years longer than a male baby, whose life expectancy would be 75.1 years.

Arthritis/Musculoskeletal Disorders

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03.22.13 | By phrma_admin

Medicines in Development

Each patient battling with a disease or managing a condition lives in the hope that tomorrow will bring a new medicine that delivers better health. America’s biopharmaceutical research companies share the same goal of developing new medicines that can prevent diseases, improve patients’ health, and save lives. Beyond each individual patient, new drugs can help society overall by reducing sick days and helping cut the cost of healthcare.

Medicines in Development: Women

Medicines and Vaccines in Development for Women

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