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Megan Van Etten

Megan Van Etten Megan Van Etten is senior director of public affairs at PhRMA. She is responsible for leading the association’s public affairs efforts on international issues, including trade, intellectual property and access to medicines. Prior to joining PhRMA, Megan was director of media and external communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and communications director at the Beer Institute. She has also worked as a communications consultant for global public relations firms. When not at the office, Megan enjoys exploring new Washington, D.C. restaurants and traveling with her husband and friends.

Recent Posts

On Manufacturing Day, a closer look at the biopharmaceutical sector’s contributions

By Megan Van Etten  |    October 4, 2019
Each year, the first Friday in October marks Manufacturing Day, an annual recognition of the critical role manufacturing-intensive industries play in powering innovation and generating jobs and...   Read More

IP Explained: Will America Cede Global Medical Innovation Leadership to Asia?

By Megan Van Etten  |    September 18, 2019
Last month, Taiwan became the latest economy in Asia to take a bold step to bolster life sciences innovation and to accelerate economic growth. On August 20, 2019, Taiwan’s Food and Drug...   Read More

Special 301 submission calls for a level playing field for American innovators

By Megan Van Etten  |    March 13, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)’s 2019 Special 301 Report – scheduled to be released this spring – brings critical attention to overseas intellectual property (IP) and market...   Read More

Five myths about global efforts to combat tuberculosis

By Megan Van Etten  |    September 20, 2018
On September 26, world leaders will convene in New York for the first-ever United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis (TB). This event could not be more critical – or more...   Read More

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