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AstraZeneca's David Brennan Elected PhRMA Board Chairman
Date:4/3/2009

innovation," Brennan said.

Brennan, who will serve as PhRMA chairman for a year, has been AstraZeneca's chief executive officer since Jan. 1, 2006. Under Brennan's leadership, AstraZeneca made a number of changes that tie directly to its mission of making a difference to patient health, including:

  • Expanding its prescription savings programs in the United States so that an uninsured family of four earning up to $60,000 per year may qualify to receive their AstraZeneca medicines for free.
  • Introducing a prescription savings program specifically for people with Medicare Part D, through which a senior couple earning up to $40,000 per year may qualify for significant savings.
  • Becoming the first company to include information about its prescription savings programs in product advertisements, and supporting FDA review of these ads.
  • Supporting disease prevention and employee wellness through sponsorship of the American Heart Association START! Program and the National Senior Games Association, and being one of the first companies to receive "CEO Cancer Gold Standard" accreditation by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.
  • Becoming the first company to give nationwide, large-scale support to the American Cancer Society's Patient Navigator Program, which will link cancer patients at more than 50 sites across the U.S. with individuals who serve as their personal guides through various aspects of their cancer experience.
  • Supporting the National Alliance on Mental Illness's Connection Recover Support Group, which plans to provide a support group within reasonable traveling distance for every American who lives with mental illness, every day of the week, in English or Spanish, by the year 2010.
  • Becoming a founding member of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, a coalition of organizations and individuals who support increased Congression
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