Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

Priscilla VanderVeer   |     July 10, 2015   |   SHARE THIS

Healthy Outlook: The Cancer Support Community’s Rob Goldsmith highlighted a new report from his organization that found discrepancies in the definition of value in cancer care.

week-in-reviewJuly 15 Webcast Will Examine Alzheimer’s Research: PhRMA will host a live webcast at 1:30 p.m. EDT on July 15 at www.phrma.org/alz15. Expert panelists will explore research and development targeting Alzheimer’s and new treatments in the pipeline. Read about the webcast and join the discussion online using #Alz15.

Infographic: Medicines Cut Health Care Costs:  While medicines represent only 10 percent of U.S. health care spending, they are often the most effective tool in disease treatment and prevention. Check out the new infographic and learn more about curbing health care costs.

Creating Medicines, Creating Jobs: Check out this new From Hope to Cures video to learn about the integral role the sheet metal industry plays in the development of new medicines.

#MedicareMonday: It’s a big month for Medicare. The White House Conference on Aging is on Monday, July 13, and the program’s 50th Anniversary is coming up in just a few weeks! Find out more from this week’s #MedicareMonday

Priscilla VanderVeer

Priscilla VanderVeer Priscilla VanderVeer Priscilla VanderVeer is a vice president, public affairs, at PhRMA. Ms. VanderVeer has more than 15 years of experience communicating important health care issues to a wide variety of audiences, including medical, health and patient advocates; policymakers and opinion-leaders; and the general public. At PhRMA, Ms. VanderVeer leads the development and execution of communications strategies and activities for the organization’s key state advocacy priorities. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, Ken and their two dogs: Bea Arthur, a tiny 5 lb. Maltese and Henry, a slightly larger-than-average Yorkshire Terrier.

Topics: Alzheimer's, Cancer

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