Navigation Links
Enhanced U.S. Efforts to Fight Tropical Disease Offer Hope to Millions of Patients
Date:2/22/2008

Pharmaceutical Companies' Donations of Medicines Remain Key Component

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO Billy Tauzin today released the following statement on President Bush's proposal to increase the United States' efforts to battle neglected tropical diseases in the developing world:

"America's pharmaceutical research companies applaud President Bush's proposal to increase the United States' commitment to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as trachoma, schistosomiasis, and river blindness. Many of these diseases are preventable and treatable, and this tremendous support -- coupled with the ongoing efforts by pharmaceutical companies -- offers great hope that we can bring an end to the devastation they cause.

"Today, most drugs to treat these diseases are donated by pharmaceutical companies -- at an estimated value in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Beyond the direct therapeutic benefit for patients, the contributions of these drugs also have a meaningful economic impact on the battle against disease in the developing world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, these donations have helped to lower the estimated cost of an effective program to fight NTDs to less than 40 cents per person per year, according to the White House.

"Researchers and scientists from America's pharmaceutical research companies are proud to have worked to develop effective treatments for a wide range of NTDs, and will be honored to accept President Bush's challenge to increase global action in this fight. Together, we can combat NTDs and significantly improve the lives of families and communities across Africa."

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $43 billion in 2006 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry-wide research and investment reached a record $55.2 billion in 2006.

PhRMA Internet Address: http://www.phrma.org

For information on stories of hope and survival, visit: http://sharingmiracles.com/

For information on how innovative medicines save lives, visit: http://www.innovation.org

For information on the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, visit: http://www.pparx.org

For information on the danger of imported drugs, visit: http://www.buysafedrugs.info


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America(PhRMA)
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Transitions Optical Promotes Healthy Sight Through a Nationwide Integrated Advertising Campaign and the Launch of an Enhanced Consumer Web Site
2. The HealthCentral Network and Sister to Sister Form Alliance to Develop Enhanced Online Resources
3. T cell immunity enhanced by timing of interleukin-7 therapy
4. Brookdale Senior Living Announces Enhanced Web Site
5. NHP Reports Third Quarter 2007 Revenue and FFO Growth and Enhanced Disclosure Information
6. PreViser Launches New Website and Enhanced Version of Its Oral Disease and Risk Assessment Software
7. The American Pain Foundation (APF) and The HealthCentral Network Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Internet Resources for People with Pain
8. Joint Juice Launches New Ready-to-Drink Glucosamine & Vitamin-Enhanced Dietary Supplement Water Nationwide
9. Enhanced PrecyseCode 2X(TM) Further Accelerates Remote Coding and Improves Cash Flow for Hospitals
10. EDAP Launches Enhanced Communication Plans at SIU Paris Congress
11. Greenway Medical Technologies Broadens Sales Efforts With Entrance Into Federally Qualified Health Center Marketplace
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... SunView Software’s ... Award for Innovation of the Year. , Each year, Pink Elephant recognizes ... an innovative approach to address a specific business problem or opportunity. The award highlights ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Etymotic Research ... Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) winter trade show, Booth #2876, at the Anaheim ... has long been the gold standard for high-definition, in-ear earphones. This classic earphone ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Achieve TMS West, ... opening a new office in San Clemente, California this month. Achieve TMS West ... California, successfully treating individuals struggling with major depression. Depression impacts over 15 million ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Medic-CE ... EMS and firefighting professionals, has released four new continuing education courses as part ... taught live in an online classroom and meet the requirements of the National ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... lecture to primary eye care practitioners on the latest breakthroughs in the prevention, ... Semi-Annual Continuing Education Symposium, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... Jan. 17, 2017  From the company that brought a full ... years ago, comes a new line of companion animal pet first ... leader in equine first aid, has developed two sizes of small ... , Inc. Featuring a small and a large ... and rodeo family, is not a newcomer to working with small ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 2017  OrthoAccel ® Technologies, Inc. announces that ... published "The Effect of Vibration on Molar Distalization," a ... S. Jay Bowman , this prospective, peer-reviewed clinical ... SoftPulse Technology ® speeds up molar distalization rates ... number of days to move the upper molars into ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan 17, 2017 Research and ... in Healthcare Industry 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The global fluoropolymer market ... during the period 2016-2020. Global Fluoropolymer Market in ... market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: