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Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

Priscilla VanderVeer   |     June 26, 2015   |   SHARE THIS

Fighting High Cholesterol: The prevalence of high cholesterol among American adults underscores the importance of continued innovation. Take a look at the new infographic on fighting high cholesterol.

week-in-reviewBurden on Patients: In the second of our Burden on Patients Q&A series, we spoke with Carl Schmid, deputy executive director for The AIDS Institute, about access to HIV/AIDS medicines in the 2015 health insurance exchanges. Be sure to check out the fact sheet as well.  

Value in Cancer Care: This week, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released its draft conceptual framework to assess the value of cancer treatment options. PhRMA has long supported patient-centric measures and provided recommendations for moving forward.

#MedicareMonday: Did you know two in three seniors in the U.S. live with multiple chronic conditions? The good news is that there is an initiative underway to help older Americans access the care they need. Read more about it in 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: cancer, HIV/AIDS, high cholesterol

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