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Jul 15, 2016, 06:00 ET PhRMA Welcomes Five New Member Companies

 The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced today three biopharmaceutical research companies joined the...


May 12, 2016, 12:00 ET Las Compañías Miembros de PhRMA Invirtieron $58,8 Billones en I&D en 2015

 Las compañías miembros de la Empresa de Investigación y Fabricantes de Farmacéutica  de América (PhRMA)...


May 12, 2016, 12:00 ET PhRMA Member Companies Invested $58.8 Billion in R&D in 2015

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America's (PhRMA) member companies invested an estimated $58.8 billion in research and development...


May 02, 2016, 08:00 ET Lauren Levinson Named PhRMA Vice President of Communications

 The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today announced Lauren Levinson joined the organization as vice president of...


Mar 23, 2016, 09:00 ET What Part D Extra Help means to patients like Diane

As part of our Medicare Monday series, we have looked at how changes to Medicare Part D's Extra Help program, also known as the...


Mar 10, 2016, 16:00 ET Biogen CEO George A. Scangos Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman

Today, at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Board Meeting, new officers were elected to the board of directors....


Mar 10, 2016, 08:45 ET PhRMA Releases New Policy Solutions for Delivering Innovative Treatments to Patients

 Today, at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) 2016 Annual Meeting, PhRMA president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl...


Mar 07, 2016, 09:00 ET New Treatments for Osteoporosis Bring Promise of Improved Lives and Hope for Patients

Today, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), in a joint effort with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA),...


Dec 22, 2015, 14:45 ET Local Impact: Hepatitis C and Medicaid spending

 There has been a lot of discussion about the cost of new hepatitis C treatments to state Medicaid programs. What has not been addressed,...


Dec 22, 2015, 14:45 ET Local Impact: Hepatitis C and Medicaid spending

 There has been a lot of discussion about the cost of new hepatitis C treatments to state Medicaid programs. What has not been addressed,...


Nov 18, 2015, 09:00 ET PhRMA Foundation Celebrates 50 Years Launching Scientific Careers

This month, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation marks its 50th year creating opportunities for the most...


Sep 23, 2015, 14:15 ET Majority of voters oppose government price-setting for prescription drugs

Majority of voters (51 percent compared to 36 percent) oppose allowing the federal government to set the price of prescription medicines, a poll...


Sep 01, 2015, 13:30 ET PhRMA Launches New Spanish-Language Health Care Resources

Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched Access BetterCoverage.org/espanol, a hub of Spanish-language...


Aug 26, 2015, 14:57 ET Developing a new drug is actually harder than rocket science

 Prescription medicines save lives and cut health care costs, but conjuring a drug to life is a challenging undertaking – and the science...


Aug 14, 2015, 10:00 ET Fact Check Friday: The Truth About Negotiation in Medicare Part D

This week on Fact Check Friday, we're talking about something of an urban legend: that there isn't any negotiation in Medicare Part...


Aug 05, 2015, 09:00 ET Then and Now: How Prescription Drug Prices Fall Significantly Over Time

 Prescription drug prices fall significantly over time because the marketplace is unlike any other part of the U.S. health care system....


Jun 25, 2015, 09:45 ET Fighting High Cholesterol

High cholesterol itself is not a disease, but it can lead to disease. After all, every 40 seconds, an American adult dies from a heart attack,...


Jun 18, 2015, 14:29 ET Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Mental Health Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier...


Jun 16, 2015, 17:35 ET 3 Reasons Innovation Depends On Strong IP Protections in the TPP

 As Congress continues to debate Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), it is important to keep in mind why the Trans-Pacific...


Jun 16, 2015, 10:00 ET PhRMA Elects New Members of Board of Directors

 The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today announced the election of five of its newest members to its Board of...


Jun 11, 2015, 09:00 ET Did You Know? Medicines Reduce Health Care Costs

 Hospital visits, surgeries and long-term care place a heavy burden on our nation's health care system, and the weight is only projected to...


Jun 10, 2015, 13:13 ET Who Benefits from the 340B Drug Discount Program?

The 340B program was created by Congress in 1992 to help vulnerable or uninsured patients gain access to needed prescription medicines, by...


May 01, 2015, 12:24 ET 5 Things to Know About the CMS Part D Data Release

Following yesterday's release of Center for Medicaid and Medicare services data on Medicare Part D, here are five things you need to...


Apr 20, 2015, 11:30 ET PhRMA Member Companies Invested $51.2 Billion in R&D in 2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America's (PhRMA) member companies invested an estimated $51.2 billion last year in the research and...


Apr 17, 2015, 12:46 ET Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

Spending on Medicines: The Big Picture – PhRMA's new video explains how high generic utilization rates, competition among brand-name...