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Chicago's Top Minds Join National Business and Health Leaders in Addressing Medical Innovation, Highlighting Policies Needed to Maintain U.S. Competitiveness in Medical Science and Discovery
Date:4/15/2009

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"Innovative medicines improve patient health and will reduce government health care spending," said David Brennan, CEO of AstraZeneca and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). "We need government assistance for research that helps bring medicines from the laboratory to the patient in a consistent, systematic way. We need an environment that includes strong, well-defined intellectual property rights, a productive NIH, a robust research-based and patient-driven biopharmaceutical industry, and a strong, well-functioning FDA."

Panelists participating in today's forum included top minds in academia, industry, and patient advocacy:

  • David Brennan, CEO of AstraZeneca
  • Chris Coburn, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations
  • Bart Kamen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Alicia Loffler, Ph.D., Director of the Kellogg Center for Biotechnology Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • David Miller, President and CEO of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization

About the Council for American Medical Innovation

The United States faces serious challenges to maintaining its leadership position in innovation. The Council for American Medical Innovation is bringing together leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor, and business, who are working in partnership toward a national policy agenda aimed at preserving U.S. leadership in medical innovation. American medical innovators create millions of high-paying jobs, and their discoveri
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