Week in Review: Supporting the Fight Against Chronic Disease

07.12.13 | By

The increasing burden of chronic diseases, as well as potential solutions to the problem, were a major focus for us this week.

Amicus Brief in FTC v. Actavis

Exploring Health Policy

07.09.13 | By

From cancer and diabetes to heart disease and hypertension, prevalence of chronic disease in America has reached epidemic proportions. In the U.S., 75 percent of our health care dollars go toward its treatment.

One Year Later

07.09.13 | By

It was one year ago today that the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) was signed into law, reauthorizing the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), permanently reauthorizing the Best

‘Conversations’ Round-Up

07.09.13 | By

Every day, our industry works to develop new medicines that extend and improve the quality of life for patients. As the Baby Boom generation enters retirement age, one critical health care issue that we must address is how to keep our nation’s seniors healthy. It’s a topic that I come across regularly in my role at PhRMA.

Medicines Play an Important Role in Controlling Health Care Costs

07.08.13 | By

Research shows that properly adhering to medications is a major challenge, but patients who take their medications as prescribed are more likely to have better outcomes.

New Insights into Part D Specialty Tier

07.03.13 | By

According to new research by Milliman, a leading actuarial consulting firm, only about 3.3 percent of Part D enrollees filled a prescription for at least one specialty drug in 2011, a very small portion of total Part D enrollment. 

Controlling Non-Communicable Diseases With Our Phones

07.02.13 | By

In the future, we just might be able to control non-communicable diseases with our phones.

An Encounter with Heart Disease

07.02.13 | By

We all know someone impacted by heart disease or stroke. Well that applies to the researchers working on medicines to combat these deadly diseases, as well. Not surprising when you consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, with someone dying from a heart disease related event every minute.

Exploring Health Policy

07.02.13 | By

As we continue to explore health policy through our ‘Conversations’ forum, today we’re introducing the next question and encourage you to weigh in with your thoughts:

“Every day, thousands of Americans turn 65. How do we help ensure that the U.S. system is ready to meet their needs?

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