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Aug 26, 2015, 14:57 ET
The Challenge of Developing New Treatments & Cures

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
MYTH: There is no negotiation in Medicare Part D.

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
How Prescription Drug Prices Fall Significantly Over Time

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....

Jul 30, 2015, 15:45 ET
More Medicines in Development for Older Americans Following Part D Implementation in 2006

Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare!

 Today we bring you a special edition of #MedicareMonday on Medicare's 50th anniversary. As Medicare celebrates 50 years, we wanted to remind...

Jul 29, 2015, 13:06 ET
What Do Clinical Pathways Mean for Treatment Options?

New Study Examines Clinical Pathways: An Overview of Current Practices and Potential Implications for Patients, Payers, and Providers

As health care payers seek to transition to new, value-based payment models, clinical pathways are one strategy payers and providers are using in...

Jul 24, 2015, 09:00 ET
High Cholesterol: Mapping Unmet Needs

How Many Americans Could be Treated with new PCSK9 Inhibitors? (Hint: It Won't be as Many as Critics Claim)

Despite claims that tens of millions of Americans could be eligible for treatment with a new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, called...

Jul 15, 2015, 11:48 ET
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Joint BIO/PhRMA Statement on PDUFA Reauthorization

 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Vice President of Science and Regulatory Advocacy Sascha Haverfield, Ph.D., and...

Jul 13, 2015, 16:30 ET
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#MedicareMonday: New Video - How Patients Benefit from Medicare Part D

 Today is the 5th White House Conference on Aging and later this month Medicare will celebrate its 50th birthday. To celebrate,...

Jul 13, 2015, 11:45 ET
Medicines in Development for Neurological Disorders

PhRMA and Epilepsy Foundation Report More Than 400 Medicines in Development to Treat Neurological Disorders

America's biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including...

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...