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2022 Legislative Reception (photo gallery)

2022 Legislative Reception (photo gallery) NCBIO held its 2022 Legislative Reception on Wednesday, June 22, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The event was well attended by NCBIO members who were joined by a number of state senators, including Life Science Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Mike Woodard and Sens. Lisa Barnes, Sydney Batch,…

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BIO: CMS decision enormous setback for Alzheimer’s patients, dangerous infringement on FDA autonomy

BIO: CMS decision enormous setback for Alzheimer’s patients, dangerous infringement on FDA autonomy On April 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services held to its original decision to limit coverage of the Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease treatment Aduhelm — along with other drugs like it — to clinical trials. Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D., president and…

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Biotech joins efforts to aid in humanitarian relief in Ukraine

Biotech joins efforts to aid in humanitarian relief in Ukraine The biotech and life sciences industry is coming together to donate a range of critical medical supplies, equipment, and medications to the people of Ukraine. “The conflict in Ukraine and violence from Russia defies international law, norms and modern sensibilities,” said BIO President and CEO…

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CMS decision not to cover Alzheimer’s treatment a bad one

CMS decision not to cover Alzheimer’s treatment a bad one NCBIO stands in solidarity with patient advocates and industry leaders in opposing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ draft proposal to restrict coverage for current and future Alzheimer’s drugs targeting beta amyloid, a known hallmark of the disease.  Restricting coverage is a bad idea…

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