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ICYMI: Survey highlights key barriers limiting number and scale of new approaches to paying for medicines

By Michelle Drozd  |    March 27, 2017
In recent years we have seen remarkable scientific breakthroughs in the discovery of new therapies to treat some of the most challenging diseases faced by patients. These groundbreaking medicines...   Read More

Guest Post: The importance of a modern FDA in drug discovery

By Guest Contributor  |    March 22, 2017
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

3 things to know about 2016 drug approvals

By Andrew Powaleny  |    January 6, 2017
In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved 22 new medicines to treat a broad range of illnesses for patients in need. These...   Read More

How modernizing FDA regulations can benefit patients, providers and payers

By Andrew Powaleny  |    September 1, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a two-day hearing slated for November 9 and 10, seeking public input as the agency works to review and potentially revise its...   Read More

Improving FDA’s combination product review process could increase epinephrine auto-injector competition

By Stephen J. Ubl  |    August 30, 2016
Combination products that consist of a medicine and delivery device are important treatment options for patients and have the potential to improve public health. Innovator companies invest in...   Read More

PhRMA & BIO release joint principles on communications with health care professionals and payers

By Jeff Francer  |    July 27, 2016
This blog post is authored by Jeffrey Francer (PhRMA) and Deborah Shelton (BIO). We are in an era of data-driven medicine. Patients, caregivers, health care professionals and insurers want more...   Read More

Video: How can biomarkers and surrogate endpoints enhance R&D of medicines?

By Andrew Powaleny  |    July 14, 2016
In the age of personalized medicine, biomarkers are emerging as important tools in drug development. A biomarker is a measure or physical sign that can be used to determine how the body is...   Read More

Advancing the science of hope

By Andrew Powaleny  |    June 13, 2016
Developing new medicines is a challenging undertaking, and the science is only getting harder. As our understanding of science grows, so does the complexity of developing new medicines,...   Read More

Why incorporating patients’ perspectives matters

By Andrew Powaleny  |    June 10, 2016
America’s biopharmaceutical research companies have long been dedicated to researching and developing new medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier lives. Patients’ voices are...   Read More

The Science of Hope: Understanding biomarkers

By Andrew Powaleny  |    May 18, 2016
In the age of personalized medicine, biomarkers (short for “biological markers”) are emerging as important tools in drug development. A biomarker is a measure or physical sign that can be used to...   Read More

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