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Huckabee and Johnston Expound on Reform

Image via Wikipedia Data analytics firm SAS, last week, played host to a bevy of pharma executives at the company’s Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference. The highlight, however, was a duel keynote speech from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his sparring partner, former Massachusetts director of health and human services Philip Johnston. […]
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Making Sense of US Health Reform: Some Points for the Perplexed

The March 21 passage by Congress of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides at long last a rough blueprint for driving future commercial opportunities in the second-biggest industry sector of the world’s largest economy. With over 2,400 pages of text and a phase-in timetable that extends to 2019, it is prudent to invoke […]
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Pharma Cheers Health Reform Legislation

Image by SEIU International via Flickr After months of increasingly rancorous debate, the House finally approved legislation March 21 that makes significant changes in the nation’s health care system. The Senate is slated to approve the House-passed changes to its original reform bill shortly. Of most importance to pharmaceutical companies, the legislation promises to significantly […]
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Health Reform Hazards: Steering Your Course Through the Rhetorical Shallows

Image by Getty Images via Dayli Crafting consensus legislation on health reform depends heavily on all parties understanding precisely the terms of the debate. With the two House and Senate bills now topping out at more than 4,000 text pages, prospects for even a basic awareness of the implications of this reform for big pharma […]
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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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