Corporate Responsibility

Allergan Launches See America(SM), a Bold Initiative Furthering the Fight Against Preventable Blindness

February 9, 2017

DUBLIN, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a global leader in eye care for nearly 70 years, announces a bold commitment to fight preventable blindness in the United States with a new initiative—See America. Through See America, Allergan sets out to make vision health a priority for all Americans, increase awareness of the […]

Designing Effective Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs)

February 6, 2017

While economic reforms drive sweeping changes in healthcare, the reimbursement and access landscape for specialty drugs continues to grow more challenging. For patients facing serious illnesses and their healthcare providers, navigating the prior-authorization requirements and other barriers to care can be overwhelming. Many specialty drug manufacturers are taking steps to help patients overcome these access […]

An Advocacy Rx for Progress in Mental Health

January 31, 2017

Through sustained partnerships between advocacy and industry, the US and Europe can overcome barriers to care. As a source of human suffering, a barrier to workplace productivity, a burden on families and a driver of medical costs, mental illness amounts to an unparalleled public health crisis. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of smart thinking on how to improve the […]

Mental Health: Payer and Advocacy Perspectives in a Time of Policy Uncertainty

January 26, 2017

Heather Gartman discusses patient advocacy in the mental health space, including problem with underfunded research, the numerous stakeholders involved, and ways pharma and these stakeholders can come together to better support this extremely important area of the healthcare ecosystem. Also download our related white paper below, entitled, An Advocacy Rx for Progress in Mental Health.

Novartis highlights progress towards access and environmental goals in 2016 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report

January 26, 2017

Basel, January 26, 2017 – Novartis published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for the fourth consecutive year, highlighting progress on access and environmental goals in 2016. Building on the company’s long history of corporate responsibility and transparent reporting, the 2016 report provides even more context on the company’s CR performance across five key areas: […]

Inspiring Hope Ideathon

January 1, 2017

The Inspiring Hope Ideathon is a unique crowdsourcing event, which was co-hosted by INC Research, a global CRO committed to bringing innovation and value to customers, clinical research sites, and patients, and the nonprofit Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). The event brought together nearly 70 novel ideas to increase the […]

Octapharma donates Nuwiq® to the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program to provide patients with haemophilia A in developing countries access to therapy

December 27, 2016

LACHEN, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Octapharma is proud to announce that the company has made a charitable donation of 4.5 million units of its fourth generation, human cell-line derived recombinant factor VIII product, Nuwiq®, to the World Federation of Hematology (WFH) Humanitarian Aid Program. The lack of access to care in developing countries is an urgent and important […]

Men’s Health Exhibition and Conference 2017

December 5, 2016

We are pleased to have launched the first edition of Men’s Health Exhibition & Conference, the region’s leading congress for men’s healthcare on 15-16 October 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates supported by the Ministry of Health, Emirates Medical Association, Emirates Urological Society, Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Healthcare City. […]

HBAdvantage: Achieving Gender Parity – Fall 2016

November 18, 2016

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s refreshed mission and subsequent strategic plan has been in place throughout 2016. As we move toward our goal of gender parity through gender partnership, we can look to current research to see where we are. We are working toward gender parity in leadership positions. We are partnering with organizations and companies that have parallel missions and vision. We are […]

GSK’s new ‘ethical’ customer approach: Is it delivering?

November 14, 2016

GSK’s move to a new model of customer engagement has generated a great deal of debate. Indeed, many commentators remain skeptical that this ‘ethical’ model – especially the decoupling of sales incentives from prescription volume isn’t robust enough to deliver results in the long-term. A myriad of questions is being asked by onlookers: How does […]

CPhI Worldwide announces the winners of the 2016 CPhI Pharma awards live in Barcelona

October 5, 2016

13 prestigious pharma leaders were picked from 100 entries The 2016 CPhI Pharma Award winner by category: · Excellence in Pharma: API Development – Novel Synthesis of Dronedarone Intermediate, Cambrex · Excellence in Pharma: Formulation and Excipients o    Parteck® SRP 80 Excipient, Merck* [*the life science business of Merck operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada] (Excipients) o    Using Intrinsically […]

CPhI Worldwide announces the finalists of the CPhI Pharma Awards 2016

September 20, 2016

Amsterdam, 20 September 2016: CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM EMEA, announces the finalists for this year’s CPhI Pharma Awards. In its 13th anniversary, the awards will honour companies and individuals driving the pharma industry forward through innovations, new approaches, technologies and strategies. Over 100 entries were received by leading companies from the pharma industry, across 12 categories to […]

Merck Publishes 2015/2016 Global Corporate Responsibility Report

September 13, 2016

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today issued its 2015/2016 global corporate responsibility report. The report reflects the company’s performance in the areas of Access to Health, Environmental Sustainability, Employees and Ethics & Transparency. “As we celebrate our company’s 125th anniversary as a global health care leader, we […]

CPhI Worldwide announces the board of Judges for the CPhI Pharma Awards 2016

August 11, 2016

CPhI Pharma Awards’ panel doubles in size and welcomes top experts from around the world Amsterdam, 11 August 2016: UBM EMEA, organisers of CPhI Worldwide, announces the board of judges for the CPhI Pharma Awards 2016. Over 20 pharma experts have been selected to join the judging panel, more than doubling its size from 2015, for […]

Preparing for the Silver Tsunami: The Intersection of Healthcare and Technology

June 1, 2016

With more than 10,000 people a day turning 65 in the United States — equating to more than 2 billion seniors by 2050 — the healthcare industry needs to prepare to meet the demands of this older population. Patient care and technology are converging, and together they have the ability to improve the lives of […]

HBAdvantage: Transforming the Future – Spring 2016

April 28, 2016

Each May, for more than a quarter of a century, the HBA has filled the largest ballroom in New York City to celebrate extraordinary women leaders in the healthcare industry. Over the years, we’ve heard inspirational stories of leadership, transformation and innovation. This year, we thank those attending the Woman of the Year (WOTY) event in […]

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