17th U.S. Surgeon General joining newly-elected PhRMA chair to support efforts to address the rising health costs and economic burden of chronic disease in Maryland
BALTIMORE, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th United States Surgeon General (2002-2006) and President of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute, and AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan, newly elected Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), will join state and local leaders in addition to partner organizations in launching a partnership to address the burden of chronic disease in Maryland.
Who: The Maryland chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) has 38 statewide partners, 127 national partners and a distinguished panel of co-chairs including:
What: PFCD is holding a press conference to announce the formation of its Maryland chapter and highlight the health costs and financial burden of chronic disease in the state of Maryland. More than 3.2 million Marylanders suffer from at least one chronic disease, and $25 billion is spent on chronic disease treatment and management.
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 10 a.m.
Where: National Aquarium
501 E Pratt St, Pier 3
Baltimore, MD 21202
About the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a national and state-based coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business, and labor groups, committed to raising awareness of the number-one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs in the U.S.: poorly prevented and mismanaged chronic disease.
PFCD's mission is to:
|SOURCE Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease|
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