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Obama Reveals Healthcare Reform Plan

Image via Wikipedia The health reform proposal unveiled by the White House on Feb. 22, 2010 retains a number of provisions that directly affect drug coverage and industry revenues. The plan highlights that it will close the Medicare drug benefit “doughnut hole” by 2020 to make drugs more affordable to the elderly. Seniors will get […]
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Will Healthcare Reform Pay Off?

Written by Jordan Melnick Members of Congress are in for a hard landing when they get back from recess in early September. After four weeks at home in their districts, the debate will heat up again as they resume the arduous process of crafting the biggest piece of President Obama’s domestic agenda. With the president […]
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Tauzin to Boehner: Don’t “Bully” Me

Image via Wikipedia PhRMA chief Billy Tauzin so far shows no sign of waving the white flag in response to an accusatory missive from House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner bludgeoning his former Republican colleague for leading the drug industry’s support of President Obama’s healthcare reform effort. Pointedly CC’d to pharma CEOs – Tauzin’s employers—and […]
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New NIH Leader Backs Personalized Medicine

Image by Getty Images via Daylife No one was surprised last month when the White House nominated world-famous geneticist Francis Collins for the top job at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The driving force behind NIH’s Human Genome Project for 15 years, Collins is experienced in managing large research projects and big budgets and […]
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Upcoming Webcast: The Unvarnished Truth about Comparative Effectiveness

The mere mention of the term “comparative effectiveness” evokes a host of reactions among pharmaceutical manufacturers: confusion, skepticism, even fear. With President Obama calling for a national agency for comparative effectiveness, no one doubts that it is coming to healthcare—but what will it encompass? How will comparative effectiveness impact access to medications? What can manufacturers […]
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