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Recent polling misrepresents public support for Medicare “negotiation”

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 31, 2021
Proponents of government price setting often misrepresent voters’ opinions on support for allowing the federal government to “negotiate” drug prices. This includes recent polling from advocacy...   Read More

Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    August 31, 2021
Vaccines have played a critical role in reducing the spread of, and in some cases, eliminating the threat of many devastating infectious diseases. They are often cited as second only to clean...   Read More

What they’re saying: Patient advocates want to protect Medicare from government interference

By Gabby Migliara  |    August 24, 2021
For seniors and people with disabilities, Medicare Parts B and D provide important access to lifesaving medicines. Unfortunately, some in Congress are proposing changes to Medicare under the guise...   Read More

Driving further innovation is critical to global vaccine equity

By Megan Van Etten  |    August 24, 2021
The following is part of a series of Catalyst posts detailing each of the five strategies to advance COVID-19 global vaccine equity – which rely on and benefit from a strong innovation ecosystem.   Read More

PDUFA VII is critical for future biopharmaceutical innovation and for patients

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    August 23, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) released its performance goals letter for the seventh installment of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).   Read More

Myth vs. fact: Polling and Medicare “negotiation”

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 12, 2021
As some in Washington consider legislation related to prescription medicines and how to best help Americans manage health care costs, government “negotiation” of prescription medicines within...   Read More

Supporting country readiness to boost global vaccine access

By Megan Van Etten  |    August 12, 2021
The following is part of a series of posts detailing each of the five strategies to advance global COVID-19 vaccine equity – which rely on and benefit from a strong intellectual property ecosystem.   Read More

Data show voters want bipartisan approach to tackling health care affordability and coverage issues

By Cynthia Hicks  |    August 11, 2021
While the debate to address health care affordability intensifies on Capitol Hill, Americans across political parties agree on a path forward: reduce health care costs broadly and help Americans...   Read More

Ensuring global vaccine equity requires eliminating trade and regulatory barriers

By Megan Van Etten  |    August 5, 2021
The following is part of a series of Catalyst posts detailing each of the five strategies to advance COVID-19 global vaccine equity – which rely on and benefit from a strong innovation ecosystem.   Read More

Setting the record straight: Addressing common misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine

By Mike Ybarra  |    August 4, 2021
Bolstered by incredible progress in the fight against COVID-19, the biopharmaceutical industry continues to work around the clock to research, develop and manufacture vaccines and therapeutics to...   Read More

ICYMI: Event spotlights how we can make Medicare work better for patients

By Katie Koziara  |    August 4, 2021
Last month, PhRMA sponsored “Making Medicare Work Better for Patients,” an event hosted by The Hill. During the event, policymakers, patient advocates and biopharmaceutical leaders spoke about how...   Read More

The future of the rebate rule: Will policymakers stand with patients?

By Stephen J. Ubl  |    August 2, 2021
Policymakers will soon decide whether to stand by new Medicare changes that will help lower costs for beneficiaries at the pharmacy counter or abandon these changes to fund government programs...   Read More

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