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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

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

IP Explained: FACT CHECK: March-In Authority and the Bayh-Dole Act

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 9, 2019
In our last IP Explained post, we outlined how the Bayh-Dole Act laid the foundation for effective technology transfer across industries in the United States and helps foster continued medical...   Read More

By the Numbers: Pelosi’s radical plan puts America’s economy and jobs at risk

By Tom Wilbur  |    September 26, 2019
We already know that the radical drug pricing plan unveiled last week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the wrong approach for patients, the U.S. health care system, and American innovation. But...   Read More

Four reasons why the radical Pelosi Plan is the wrong approach

By Tom Wilbur  |    September 24, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently unveiled a radical plan that would restrict and fundamentally change how patients access medicines in the United States. It would threaten our country’s...   Read More

IP Explained: Four things to know about the Bayh-Dole Act

By Tom Wilbur  |    September 13, 2019
Thanks in large part to strong intellectual property protections – including policies that incentivize public and private investments in research and development (R&D) – the United States is the ...   Read More

IP Explained: Three forms of IP protections for medicines

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 27, 2019
Intellectual property (IP) protections for the biopharmaceutical sector provide incentives that help to promote the discovery and development of life-saving medicines for patients and foster a...   Read More

Three reasons the Senate Finance package is the wrong approach for patients

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 26, 2019
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has successfully provided seniors and people with disabilities comprehensive prescription drug coverage, while its unique market-based structure has kept...   Read More

Four Things You Should Know About AARP

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 14, 2019
As lawmakers in Washington consider policies to make changes to Medicare prescription drug coverage, one solution that would provide immediate relief is sharing the savings biopharmaceutical...   Read More

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