Navigation Links
National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes Shire as Its Newest Member

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed global specialty biopharmaceutical company Shire plc as a new member. Dr. Jeffrey M. Jonas, senior vice president, specialty pharma R&D, will serve as Shire's representative on the NPC board of directors.

"The last few years have brought change to the health care environment that has left many important questions unresolved.  For the pharmaceutical industry, how comparative effectiveness research will be conducted and used is critical. We welcome Shire and look forward to their contribution to our shared mission of helping to answer these questions and chart the future," said NPC President Dan Leonard.

Shire, with facilities in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, is focused on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT) and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases as well as opportunities in other therapeutic areas to the extent they arise through acquisitions. Shire's in-licensing, merger and acquisition efforts are focused on products in specialist markets with strong intellectual property protection and global rights. 

"Shire is very supportive of NPC's focus on evidence-based medicine and on policy research related to comparative effectiveness research, pharmaceutical innovation and the value of medicines," said Dr. Jonas. "We're pleased to be a part of this organization and look forward to working with NPC on issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry."

In becoming an NPC member, Shire joins with other leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Astra Zeneca LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Eisai inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Pfizer Inc, sanofi-aventis, and Teva Neuroscience.

About the National Pharmaceutical Council
The National Pharmaceutical Council is a health policy research organization dedicated to the advancement of good evidence and science, and to fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation. Founded in 1953 and supported by the nation's major research-based pharmaceutical companies, NPC focuses on research development, information dissemination, and education on the critical issues of evidence, innovation and the value of medicines for patients. For more information, visit

SOURCE National Pharmaceutical Council
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. FedEx Donates $5 Million and MD-10-30 Aircraft to ORBIS International
2. FDA, International Counterparts Report Progress on Drug Inspection Collaboration
3. Chindex International, Inc. to Report Financial Results for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2011
4. Medela Announces 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees to Nationally Recognize Exceptional Breastfeeding Advocates
5. Elsevier Supports International Medical Corps Through Act to Save a Life Campaign
6. CVS Caremark Showcases Workplace and Marketplace Diversity at 2011 National Urban League Conference
7. H. D. Smith Reorganizes National Leadership for Continued Focus on Regional Customer Needs; Support Company Growth
8. Vystar® Corporation Spotlights Advantages of Vytex® NRL at the 13th Annual International Latex Conference
9. Pharmaceutics International, Inc. (Pii) Expands Drug Formulation and Manufacturing Capabilities with Hot Melt Extrusion Technology
10. Epitomics Releases New Antibodies Developed With the National Cancer Institutes Center for Cancer Research
11. Aeras and China National Biotech Group Sign Memorandum of Understanding for TB Vaccine R&D Collaboration
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , ... company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for ... extensive primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost ... its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, ... to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 West Pharmaceutical ... innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced that ... market opens on Thursday, October 26, 2017, and will ... and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To ... 253-336-8738 (International). The conference ID is 94093362. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® , ... the promise of precision medicine, today announced that St. ... Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop standards ... of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as ... disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WAUSAU, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... formulated standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities ... team of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 ... Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is ... pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):