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Tom Wilbur

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

IP Explained: Four key takeaways from new Bayh-Dole white paper

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 19, 2020
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act being signed into law. The Bayh-Dole Act laid the foundation for effective technology transfer that modernized the U.S. economy, set a global...   Read More

What you need to know about H.R. 3

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 12, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing proposal, H.R. 3, which is being voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives today, is unprecedented in size and scope. It dramatically expands...   Read More

Pelosi’s radical plan would leave patients with sickle cell disease behind

By Tom Wilbur  |    November 14, 2019
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most commonly inherited genetic blood disorder, affecting nearly 100,000 children and adults in the United States. Three million Americans carry the sickle cell...   Read More

Pelosi’s radical plan would leave patients with rare pediatric diseases behind

By Tom Wilbur  |    November 7, 2019
There are about 7,000 rare diseases and half of these affect children. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 30 million Americans, or 10 percent of the population, have one of the...   Read More

IP Explained: By the Numbers: How reliable IP protections promote a strong U.S. economy

By Tom Wilbur  |    November 4, 2019
The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry depends on predictable and reliable intellectual property (IP) protections, including patents, to maintain its role as the global leader in biopharmaceutical...   Read More

What they are saying: Negative impact of Pelosi’s plan on biopharmaceutical innovation

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 31, 2019
Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a radical drug pricing plan, H.R. 3, that would be the wrong approach for patients, the U.S. health care system and the economy.   Read More

Pelosi’s radical plan leaves lung cancer patients behind

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 23, 2019
Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men and women and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In 2019 alone, there will be an estimated 228,000 new...   Read More

Pelosi’s radical plan would leave Alzheimer’s patients behind

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 16, 2019
Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a radical drug pricing plan, H.R. 3, that could jeopardize the development of innovative treatments for some of the most challenging diseases and...   Read More

Pelosi’s radical plan would leave ALS patients behind

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 15, 2019
Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a radical drug pricing plan, H.R. 3, that could jeopardize the development of innovative treatments for some of the most challenging diseases and...   Read More

What they are saying: Broad opposition to Pelosi’s radical drug pricing plan

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 10, 2019
Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a radical drug pricing plan that would be the wrong approach for patients, the U.S. health care system, economy, and American innovation. An...   Read More

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