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Priscilla VanderVeer

Priscilla VanderVeer Priscilla VanderVeer is a deputy vice president, public affairs, at PhRMA. Ms. VanderVeer has more than 15 years of experience communicating important health care issues to a wide variety of audiences, including medical, health and patient advocates; policymakers and opinion-leaders; and the general public. At PhRMA, Ms. VanderVeer leads the development and execution of communications strategies and activities for the organization’s key state advocacy priorities. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Ken and their two dogs: Bea Arthur, a tiny 5 lb. Maltese and Henry, a slightly larger-than-average Yorkshire Terrier.

Recent Posts

Combatting Opioid Abuse: Joint Partnership with the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative and The National Sheriffs’ Association

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    February 12, 2019
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) recently partnered with the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI), a dynamic alliance of organizations dedicated to finding solutions to the opioid crisis...   Read More

New research shows increasing medication-assisted treatment rates could prevent 6.1 million overdoses and save over 800,000 lives

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    December 17, 2018
New research released this week highlights the barriers that patients face in accessing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) and the personal, health and societal...   Read More

Researchers bring focus on science and medicine to California’s capital city

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    May 29, 2018
Health care issues are often so highly politicized that it’s easy to lose sight of the people behind the scenes, especially the millions of medical professionals that wake up each morning with a...   Read More

SB 17 doesn’t address pressing prescription drug transparency issues for CA voters

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    August 30, 2017
California’s SB 17 is one of a number of bills relating to prescription drug transparency around prescription medicine costs that are winding their way through U.S. statehouses.   Read More

17 years (and more) of medical discoveries

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    March 24, 2017
Someone asked me recently if donated kidneys last forever. It’s been 17 years and a few days since I received one, which has lasted 17 years longer than I thought it would. That may not be...   Read More

Week in Review: The latest from PhRMA

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    May 27, 2016
Threats to multiple myeloma progress – Progress in the fight against multiple myeloma has led to remarkable results, allowing 80 percent of newly diagnosed patients to live more than four years....   Read More

Nearly 4.5 million jobs and counting

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    May 17, 2016
At PhRMA, we have the honor of highlighting the hope that America’s biopharmaceutical companies bring to patients in the form of innovative treatments and cures. But beyond the value that...   Read More

Week in Review: The latest from PhRMA

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    May 6, 2016
Stopping opioid abuse – PhRMA and its members stand with patients, providers, law enforcement, policymakers and others in calling for and supporting national policies and action to address opioid...   Read More

Week in Review: The latest from PhRMA

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    April 29, 2016
Fact Check Friday – When it comes to communications between with payers, biopharmaceutical companies are often constrained in sharing safety and efficacy information about medicines in...   Read More

Week in Review: The latest from PhRMA

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    April 15, 2016
Competition works for pricing – Despite misleading claims to the contrary, a new report from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics found that net prices for brand medicines increased just 2.8...   Read More

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