Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

Priscilla VanderVeer   |     May 29, 2015   |   SHARE THIS

Meet Tom: Check out our latest patient profile and see how out-of-pocket costs can limit access to needed medicines when it comes to managing HIV/AIDS.

week-in-reviewHow Manufacturing Advances Medicine: Technological advances in manufacturing are integral to developing and delivering new medicines. In a new mini-series, we’ll be taking a look at a report from Deloitte that dives into the new wave of manufacturing processes that are helping to deliver cures and treatment options to patients. Read the report here and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

Looking Ahead to ASCO: With the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s Annual Conference starting this weekend, it’s the perfect time to take a look at advancements in the fight against cancer and the value these treatments bring to patients and their families:

  • Healthy Outlook: Nicole Sweeney of Boston Healthcare Associates contributed a guest post this week highlighting their new white paper, “The Value of Innovation in Oncology: Recognizing Emerging Benefits Over Time.”
  • Big Strides in Fight Against Cancer: This week, we released an updated chart pack, “Cancer Medicines: Value in Context,” with new facts and figures about the important inroads innovative new medicines are making in the fight against cancer. Read the Catalyst post here and check out the full report here. Let us know what you think about these exciting developments in the comments section.
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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

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