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Seven New Biopharmaceutical Research Companies Join PhRMA's Mission to Advance Medical Innovation
Date:12/8/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its efforts to expand awareness of the importance of medical progress in the United States, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is announcing today the addition of seven new member companies.

PhRMA's Board of Directors recently voted to expand its membership to include an impressive list of progressive companies that represent some of the most innovative ideas and talent in America. With these new additions, PhRMA further bolsters its representation of a diverse group of biopharmaceutical research companies that all share the important mission of discovering and developing new medicines that can help patients win their battle against disease.

The seven new member companies will also be joining PhRMA in its support for comprehensive health care reform. America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies have played a constructive role in helping ensure that a comprehensive health reform bill that is good for all Americans -- particularly one that supports medical innovation and improves patient care -- gets to President Obama's desk in the near future.

The new PhRMA members are Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, MA; OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Melville, NY; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cheshire, CT; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Parsippany, NJ; Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc., Raleigh, NC; Vifor Pharma, Basking Ridge, NJ; and Xoma Ltd, Berkeley, CA. To learn more about these companies, go to www.phrma.org.

In addition to developing cutting-edge medicines that help advance patient care in the U.S. and abroad, the new members -- which have a presence in six different states -- have contributed to America's economy by supporting thousands of jobs.

Today, America continues to lead the world in the discovery and development of new m
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