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Unlikely European Allies Target Superbugs

The annual worldwide antibiotic awareness event—celebrated in Europe on November 15—generated some alarming statistics, some reassuring statements from official sources, and some expressions of urgency from drug developers. But it was perhaps most compellingly marked by a plangent call for better medicines from an unusual source. First, the statistics. Superbugs are on the way to […]
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Drug Reimbursement: Make Room at the Table for Patients and Researchers

At last week’s Partnering for Cures conference held in New York City, several expert panels discussed new angles of approaching solutions to disease, encouraging investment and mitigating inefficiencies in the delivery of medicines within the current healthcare system. A highlight was a session on  “Reimbursement: Can Value Drive Innovation?,” which looked at  defining value in […]
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CEOs Sound Out on Health Reform: Stop Swinging from the Fence

At last week’s  4th annual Prix Galien Forum hosted by the Alexandria Center in New York, industry leaders gathered to discuss trends and developments that shape the intersection between science and policy.  The centerpiece of the day was a panel on  US health reform – focused on rollout of the  Affordable Care Act — featuring […]
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There's New Hustle in Myeloma

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) has launched a new initiative to increase the pace of innovation in myeloma research through faster cures and more efficient, timely trials for patients. Founded in 1998, MMRF is the leading non-profit organization in the myeloma space, dedicating 90 per cent of its funding to medical research, disease awareness […]
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PhRMA Research and Hope Awards Gives Industry a Shot in the Arm

Vaccines–once the neglected also ran in big Pharma’s armamentarium of innovations–received top billing at PhRMA’s annual Research and Hope awards held at the Washington Newseum on September 11.  More than 200 industry executives, politicians and scientists recognized the accomplishments of three separate teams in developing and building access to  preventive vaccines.
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