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Obama Administration Halts Attack on Medicare Drug Plans

In an abrupt about-face, the Obama administration halted its ill-timed effort to launch an overhaul of the Medicare Part D program and announced it would not pursue changes in some key rules as proposed earlier this year. CMS had issued a proposed rule January 10 to drop “protected” class status for antidepressants and immunosuppressants in […]
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New Faces of Patient Advocacy

In this short video, Brianna Cayo-Cotter, Change.org’s managing director of communications, talks to Pharm Exec about how advocacy organizations and individual patients are getting more involved in every facet of the healthcare system, from drug R&D, to federal and state policy, all fueled by the hour-to-hour passion of living with a disease.
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HBA's 2014 Woman of the Year: Broadening the Base

HBA’s 2014 Woman of the Year:  Broadening the Base To mark its 25th year in recognizing female leadership in the tough competitive ranks of biopharma, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association [HBA] is opting for a breakout triple play.  When the group convenes on May 1 in New York for its annual Woman of the Year [WOTY] […]
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Love Potion #9: The Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Pipeline

New products in development for women distressed by a lack of sexual desire and satisfying sexual experiences are causing a stir, but not for the reasons one might expect.   Do women have less of a right than men to combat sexual disorders with pills? That’s the question eight national and international women’s advocacy groups […]
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The Changing Face of Patient Advocacy

Pleas for compassionate use access are on the increase, and Change.org is giving patients an audience. In THE ACTIVE PATIENT: FACES OF CHANGE, PharmExec’s feature story, Brianna Cayo-Cotter, Change.org’s managing director of communications, says one successful petition often begets another. Politicians and celebrities, in unprecedented fashion, are coming out in support of compassionate use petitions. […]
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