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Sep 09, 2016, 13:09 ET Are insurers exaggerating medicine costs to justify premium increases? Consumers think so.

Despite recent headlines, U.S. spending on prescription medicines continues to decline. In fact, new data from Altarum Institute found that...


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 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...


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 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...


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 10, 2015, 08:00 ET 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...


Mar 13, 2015, 11:30 ET 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...


Dec 18, 2014, 09:00 ET New Report: Decades of Drug Research Failures and Successes Transform Hepatitis C from Incurable to Curable Disease

 Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released a new report, "Twenty-Five Years of Progress Against...


Oct 14, 2014, 12:35 ET PhRMA Launches AccessBetterCoverage.org

Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched Access Better Coverage.org, a new website designed to educate...


Oct 06, 2014, 14:07 ET Nearly 800 New Medicines in Development to Help in the Fight Against Cancer

America's biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new report...


Oct 03, 2014, 15:47 ET PhRMA Launches "I'm Not Average" Campaign to Highlight the Stories of Cancer Survivors

 Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched a campaign, called "I Am Not Average," to share inspirational...


Apr 12, 2013, 11:30 ET Celgene's Robert J. Hugin Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman; Ian C. Read, Kenneth C. Frazier Assume New Posts

Robert J. Hugin, chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation, was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)...


Apr 11, 2013, 11:06 ET America's Biopharmaceutical Companies' Commitment to Research Remains Strong Despite Challenges

PhRMA Member Companies Invested $48.5 Billion in R&D in 2012          Investment in research...


Mar 11, 2013, 11:21 ET Biologics Research Promises to Bolster Future of Medicine

More Than 900 Biologic Medicines and Vaccines in Development   America's biopharmaceutical companies are using biological...


Jan 17, 2013, 11:25 ET Robust Biopharmaceutical Pipeline Offers New Hope for Patients

Report underscores value of innovation for patients with unmet medical needs  The biopharmaceutical pipeline is innovative and robust,...


Sep 12, 2012, 15:00 ET PhRMA Statement on Proposed Changes to Medicaid in Louisiana

 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Senior Vice President Matthew Bennett issued the following statement today on...


Sep 07, 2012, 11:03 ET Researchers and Patient Advocates Honored with PhRMA Award

Recipients recognized for outstanding contributions to the fight against Alzheimer's disease  The Pharmaceutical Research and...


Jul 23, 2012, 16:44 ET Global pharmaceutical industry calls for broad-based cooperation to fight online sales of counterfeit medicines around the world

-- Four major pharmaceutical associations issue joint policy statement to crack down on counterfeits from illicit Internet pharmacies and...


May 17, 2012, 13:39 ET New Study Details Foreign Efforts To Lure Biopharmaceutical Companies

Despite increasing budget pressures, countries around the world are making substantial investments in pro-innovation policies and programs to lure...


Apr 13, 2012, 11:30 ET Lilly's John Lechleiter Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman; Robert J. Hugin, Ian Read Assume New Posts

  BOSTON, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and...