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Tom Wilbur

Tom Wilbur is Director of Public Affairs at PhRMA focusing on federal advocacy priorities including Medicare and intellectual property. Prior to joining PhRMA, Tom worked in politics and on Capitol Hill, most recently responsible for communications and strategy for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Tom is a proud Michigander and outside of the office enjoys reading, running, hiking, golfing, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Posts

Key excerpts: PhRMA submits comments to keep the six protected classes protected

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 19, 2021
Earlier this month, PhRMA submitted comments to CMS regarding the Part D Payment Modernization Model Request for Applications (RFA) for calendar year 2022. This RFA was released on January 19,...   Read More

The latest: What they are saying: Intellectual property protections vital to COVID-19 research, development and manufacturing

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 12, 2021
Strong and reliable IP protections – including patents – have supported America’s robust innovation ecosystem by promoting discovery, development, affordability and access to new treatments and...   Read More

Action needed to preserve the six protected classes

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 3, 2021
In the final hours of the previous Administration’s time in office, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) (CMMI) announced new changes for CY 2022 to an existing...   Read More

Key facts: The final rebate rule will be a positive change for patients

By Tom Wilbur  |    January 19, 2021
While drug middlemen are making billions of dollars in record profits at a time when millions of Americans are facing financial struggles, they are also suing to block the final rebate rule, a...   Read More

End of year Part D reading List

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 18, 2020
Happy Holidays, Part D readers, and thank you for following along this year as we explored the impact of Medicare Part D and the important role the program plays for seniors and those with...   Read More

The latest: What they are saying: Intellectual property protections vital to incentivize ongoing COVID-19 research and development

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 18, 2020
America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research and development (R&D). Reliable IP protections have helped drive innovation and enhance patient...   Read More

Insights from the election: Meeting voters where they are on health care

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 15, 2020
The 2020 election was defined by a wide range of unique, and in some cases, unprecedented factors. From a global pandemic to never before seen rates of mail-in ballot casting and record voter...   Read More

The latest: What they are saying: Intellectual property protections vital to incentivize ongoing COVID-19 research and development

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 7, 2020
America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research and development (R&D). Reliable IP protections have helped drive innovation and enhance patient...   Read More

Final rebate rule represents right way to change Medicare

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 1, 2020
As Washington policymakers look to make changes to Medicare and our health care system overall, there are right ways and wrong ways to address the challenges that seniors and patients face....   Read More

Deep dive: The issues that drove the 2020 vote

By Tom Wilbur  |    November 13, 2020
The 2020 election provided much-needed clarity on the issues that matter most to Americans. Here are three key takeaways:   Read More

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