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By / 6.5.2020

This week has been a turning point in the United States. I want to make sure you see PPI President and Founder Will Marshall’s statement on the killing of George Floyd, and the commitment PPI is taking to come up with new ideas to fight systemic racism in the United States. The coronavirus pandemic has had a […]

By / 5.1.2020

  The United States could save $46 trillion in economic and social losses by moving to a smart containment strategy involving aggressive testing and tracing. That’s according to UVA economists Anton Korinek and Zach Bethune, who spoke with PPI’s Mike Mandel on our weekly online discussion on Friday. The economic and social benefits from smart […]

By / 3.19.2020

America now depends on overseas suppliers for more than half of its medical equipment and supplies, up sharply from a few years ago. That’s based on a PPI analysis of government trade and industry data, What happened? As we go through this terrible pandemic, U.S. healthcare providers are suffering from a surprising shortage of medical […]

By / 3.17.2020

Is the coronavirus about to force us into the Biotech Century? Here’s a follow-up to my previous post. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, government and private researchers are taking the perhaps unprecedented step of testing the safety of a new coronavirus vaccine in volunteers before testing its safety and efficacy in animals. As one […]

By / 3.15.2020

Can we expect the biopharma folks to quickly find a good treatment for COVID-19? Is it time to bust up regulatory barriers holding back innovation? In March 1997, BusinessWeek magazine, now part of Bloomberg,  ran a cover story entitled “The Biotech Century.” The cover language, in part, said “Thanks to fundamental advances in genetics, biology […]

By / 3.9.2020

It’s the S-word–shortages. The greatest manufacturing nation in the world, but we can’t make enough masks and other protective gear for our frontline healthcare workers? The coronavirus crisis points out what many of us already knew–globalization is not enough to provide the flexibility and surge response that the U.S. needs. Apparently in medical emergencies,  countries […]

By / 7.25.2019

In the first half of 2019, the consumer price index for prescription drugs fell by 0.8% compared to the first half of 2018.  That’s the first year-over-year decline in prescription drug prices since the mid-1970s, according to BLS data. Looking at five-year inflation rates,  the consumer price index for prescription drugs rose at a 2.7% […]