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Op-ed: PhRMA on Colorado's prescription drug importation program

| Feb 10, 2021 | Colorado

Nick McGee is a Senior Director of Public Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). In this op-ed, he explains PhRMA's position on Colorado's efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada.     Public polling shows that addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing the economy back were...[ Read More ]

First SB 17 report suggests 8% annual increase in wholesale drug costs

Emily Boerger | Oct 11, 2019 | California

At the end of September, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) released its first quarterly report on wholesale prescription drug cost information. OSHPD released the report as a result of SB 17 – California’s 2017 drug price transparency legislation. The bill requires drug manufacturers to provide OSHPD...[ Read More ]

California’s next life sciences powerhouse: Los Angeles

| Mar 15, 2019 | California

Priscilla VanderVeer is the Deputy Vice President of Public Affairs for PhRMA. In this op-ed she talks about the new startup accelerator in LA County, BioLA and its potential impact for nurturing innovation in the LA area. Los Angeles is ready to up its game in the life sciences field....[ Read More ]