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Why the World Looks to the U.S. for the Most Elusive Cures

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    February 3, 2015
Research and development (R&D) is the backbone of the biopharmaceutical industry and the reason why we have seen more than 450 new medicines approved in the U.S. since 2000 to help fight cancer,...   Read More

New Evidence of Discrimination in Essential Health Benefit Plans

By Tina Stow  |    January 30, 2015
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded access to health insurance coverage for millions, a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reveals that insurers may be...   Read More

Over $500 Billion Invested in R&D by PhRMA Member Companies Since 2000

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    January 22, 2015
Developing innovative, lifesaving medicines for patients is the sole focus of the biopharmaceutical industry. PhRMA member companies invested more than $50 billion in research and development (R&D)...   Read More

Working Together to Deliver Hope to Patients

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    January 20, 2015
When President Obama held his end-of-year press conference last month, he struck a clear and upbeat tone: “A new future is ready to be written. We've set the stage for this American moment.  And I'm...   Read More

World AIDS Day 2014: Transforming the Trajectory of Disease

By Guest Contributor  |    December 1, 2014
Today is World AIDS Day, and we’re examining the tremendous progress we’ve made turning what was once considered a virtual death sentence into a chronic condition. The fact that the death rate for...   Read More

What They Are Saying About Patients’ Access to Medicines

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    October 1, 2014
Helping to ensure patients have access to the medicines they need is a top priority for the biopharmaceutical industry. Over the past 15 years, biopharmaceutical companies have had more than 400 new...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back for HIV/AIDS Patients

By Allyson Funk  |    June 25, 2014
It was only a few decades ago that an HIV/AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence. Since the development of breakthrough treatments for patients living with HIV or AIDS, the death rate has decreased...   Read More

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