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The Washington Post retracts PhRMA claim in opioid story

By Holly Campbell  |    October 18, 2017
Earlier this week, The Washington Post falsely claimed that the PhRMA supported the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 and spent $40 million advocating for its...   Read More

PhRMA response to Washington Post and 60 Minutes stories

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    October 16, 2017
The opioid epidemic confronting America is a growing public health crisis from which none of us are immune. Its impact is felt by families across the country, in small towns and large cities,...   Read More

VIDEO: PhRMA CEO discusses industry response to opioid crisis on Mornings with Maria

By Holly Campbell  |    October 12, 2017
PhRMA president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl joined Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria” today to discuss bold steps the biopharmaceutical industry has taken in the last few months as...   Read More

Protect your health: Important disaster preparedness tips for Harvey and Irma

By Guest Contributor  |    September 6, 2017
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

PhRMA Supports President’s Commission’s Holistic Approach on Opioid Crisis

By Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD  |    August 2, 2017
Just about every day, I read a news story about the opioid crisis or talk to someone who has been personally impacted by addiction. According to the CDC, opioids, including prescription opioids...   Read More

A critical opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse

By Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD  |    June 2, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently cited addressing the opioid crisis as his highest priority. As someone who has spent the bulk of my career focused on...   Read More

What are REMS? These extra steps are helping protect patient health

By Bill Chin, M.D.  |    October 6, 2016
As a physician and chief medical officer at PhRMA, I know how important it is to ensure that patients have access to safe, innovative medicines to help them live longer, healthier lives. But...   Read More

What you need to know about PDUFA VI

By Andrew Powaleny  |    July 27, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its performance goals letter for the sixth installment of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). The letter comes after months of...   Read More

Dangers of drug importation: A case of counterfeit cancer drugs

By Holly Campbell  |    April 7, 2016
Counterfeit drug trafficking is a multibillion dollar business that threatens the health and well-being of patients. The World Health Organization estimates 10 percent of medicines worldwide are...   Read More

MyOldMeds campaign launches in Massachusetts

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    February 25, 2016
Every day in Massachusetts, four people die from an opioid overdose. It is one of the most difficult public health challenges facing the Commonwealth, and the country. Prescription drug abuse...   Read More

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