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

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
Utilization management applied to mental health medicines

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Percent of US health spending for retail prescription medicines through the next decade.

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...

Apr 17, 2015, 09:00 ET
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PhRMA Applauds 2015 We Work For Health Champion Award Winners

Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) honored 13 employees from 12 biopharmaceutical companies as "We Work For...

Apr 16, 2015, 16:28 ET
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Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman

Today, Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Merck & Co., Inc., was elected chairman of the Board of the...

Apr 15, 2015, 15:36 ET
PhRMA Foundation

PhRMA Foundation Announces New Young Investigator Grantees to Advance Medication Adherence Research

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation has awarded four research grants as part of its Young Investigator...

Apr 10, 2015, 08:00 ET
Medicines in Development for Blood Cancers

Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

 Reality of Prescription Drug Spending in Medicaid – Recent rhetoric on spending in state Medicaid programs often overstates the cost...

Apr 07, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Assisting Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a program sponsored by America's biopharmaceutical research companies to connect uninsured or...

Apr 03, 2015, 09:00 ET
Trends in 340B drug purchases and percent of total population without prescription drug coverage.

Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

Communications with Health Care Professionals – Mit Spears, Jeff Francer and Natalie Turner of PhRMA address the key issues currently...

Mar 27, 2015, 13:25 ET
The pharmaceutical industry invests 12x more R&D per employee than all other manufacturing industries.

Week in Review: The Latest from PhRMA

Biopharmaceutical Industry Leads Manufacturing Sector in R&D Spending - The biopharmaceutical industry comes out on top as the country's...

Mar 26, 2015, 16:33 ET
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Collaboration for Cures: Teaming Up to Advance Science and Save Lives

"Whether it's our family, our friends, all of us are potentially patients one day." In a single sentence, Dr. Anthony Coyle, senior vice...

Mar 13, 2015, 11:30 ET
Retail spending on prescription medicines is a small share of total U.S. health care spending.

The Five Essential Truths about Prescription Drug Spending

Every day patients around the world are living healthier, more productive lives thanks to innovative medicines developed by biopharmaceutical...

Mar 03, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Relaunches Website with New Features for Patients and Caregivers

Today, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a nationwide effort sponsored by America's biopharmaceutical research companies, unveiled...

Feb 27, 2015, 12:56 ET
How patients with high cholesterol save with Medicare Part D.

PhRMA: Medicare Part D & Adherence Help High Cholesterol Patients Save

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three American adults has high cholesterol. For those struggling with high...