PhRMA Statement on President’s 2011 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2010) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO Billy Tauzin issued the following statement today on the White House’s fiscal year 2011 budget:

“We look forward to thoroughly reviewing the President’s budget proposal, but we are encouraged by the Administration’s increased commitment to science, technology and innovation, including biomedical research.

PhRMA Statement Regarding Minnesota-Based Innovation

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2010) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Senior Assistant General Counsel Marjorie Powell issued the following statement today regarding the benefits of Minnesota-based innovation to patients and public health:

“From PhRMA’s perspective, disease is our common enemy.

PhRMA Statement on Patent Settlements

Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2010) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Executive Vice President and General Counsel Diane Bieri issued the following statement today about a Federal Trade Commission report on settlements between brand-name and generics companies:

“The Federal Trade Commission’s report on patent settlements misrepresents legal agreements that can help to resolve expensive patent disputes, thereby fostering innovation and improving access to medicines.

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone

Washington, DC (December 30, 2009) – Major League Baseball slugger Aaron Boone will be featured on January’s episode of Sharing Miracles – a 30-minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients. Sharing Miracles airs every week on more than 300 television stations nationwide.

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Three-Time Superbowl Champion Teddy Bruschi

Washington, DC (December 2, 2009)  –  Three–time Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi, a former Pro-Bowl linebacker with the New England Patriots, will be featured on this month’s episode of ‘Sharing Miracles’ – a 30-minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients. ‘Sharing Miracles’ airs every week on more than 300 television stations nationwide.

‘Sharing Miracles’ Television Program to Feature Baseball Manager, Cancer Survivor Joe Torre

 Washington, DC (October 28, 2009) –  Two–time Major League Baseball (MLB) Manager of the Year Joe Torre, a cancer survivor, will be featured on this month’s episode of ‘Sharing Miracles’ – a 30–minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients. ‘Sharing Miracles’ airs every Sunday morning on more than 300 television stations nationwide. 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Celebrates Milestone Helping More Than 6 Million Uninsured Patients

Harrisburg, PA (October 22, 2009) — After visiting more than 3,000 cities in all 50 states, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) has reached a historic milestone today by helping the six millionth person at an event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The PPA is a nationwide effort sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies that links uninsured and financially struggling Americans to programs that provide prescription medicine for free or nearly free.

Sharing Miracles Features John Kruk

Washington, DC (September 30, 2009) –  Three-time Major League Baseball All-Star John Kruk will be featured on this month’s episode of ‘Sharing Miracles’ – a 30-minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients. ‘Sharing Miracles’ airs every Sunday morning on more than 300 television stations nationwide.  

PhRMA Statement on the Passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy

Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2009) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President & CEO Billy Tauzin issued the following statement today regarding the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy:

“We share the nation’s sadness in mourning the loss of Senator Ted Kennedy, a lifelong champion for health whose leadership on such monumental legislation as the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Americans With Disabilities Act leaves a lasting legacy that benefits the nation as a whole.

PhRMA Statement on Surgeon General Nominee

Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2009) — Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President Billy Tauzin issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Dr. Regina Benjamin to the role of surgeon general:

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