Navigation Links
Teva's Forum Draws Key Pennsylvania Healthcare Leaders
Date:7/30/2009

State Influentials Gather to Discuss the Rising Cost of Medicine for Consumers

PHILADELPHIA, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the world's leading generic pharmaceutical company, today hosted the last in a series of roundtable discussions focused on increasing access to healthcare and affordable medicines in the United States.

The event was held as a part of the company's Year of Affordable Healthcare Campaign (www.yearofaffordablehealth.com), which marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Hatch-Waxman Act, a bill which created the modern day pharmaceutical drug industry.

The event featured panelists from around the Philadelphia area, all of whom have distinguished themselves by helping to bring affordable healthcare solutions to the people of Pennsylvania. They included:

  • Thomas Snedden, Director, Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly
  • Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Dr. Janet Young, Medical Director, Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc.
  • Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Philadelphia's Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation

The panel was moderated by Pam Gilbert, partner at Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca and former executive director of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

"We are now at a crucial point in this debate," said Debra Barrett, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. "Healthcare costs continue to rise and consumers in some cases are struggling to access care. We need to ensure that affordable medicine options like biogenerics are available, so that Pennsylvania citizens don't have to worry about being able to afford their prescriptions."

The spirited discussion centered around the need for healthcare reform, the steadily increasing costs of medicines and treatments and potential solutions for these rising costs -- including the development of a pathway for generic biologic medicines.

About Teva USA

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., headquartered in Israel, is among the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world and is the world's leading generic pharmaceutical company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets generic and innovative human pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, as well as animal health pharmaceutical products. Over 80 percent of Teva's sales are in North America and Europe.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community
2. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
3. Exponent to Present at the Upcoming Sidoti & Company Investor Forum and William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
4. Hooper Holmes Launches Health & Wellness Division at 2007 Disease Management Leadership Forum and Integrated Care Summit
5. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Holds Forum to Explore Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Initiatives
6. Sponsor of Presidential Health Care Forum Has a $4 Billion Conflict of Interest: Kucinich
7. National Quality Forum Issues First Consensus Standards for the Treatment of Substance Use Conditions
8. National Quality Forum Announces New Member Councils Leadership
9. American Society of Transplantations Past President Testifies Before Congress at Forum on Organ Donation
10. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at 2007 BIO Investor Forum
11. SGX Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BIO InvestorForum 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder ... maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of ... can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will join ... International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey Dome, ... at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm Forward ... Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership ... the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central ... and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today ... included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters ... as at a few other company-owned facilities across the ... patients, some of whom will begin to see the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app ... struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The ... their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a ... launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign ... at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience ... the use of wearable and home sensors for real-time ... Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive ... provide an affordable analytical system to record and integrate ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: