"The addition of these member companies is a testament to the hard work PhRMA has been doing over the years, which has attracted enormous new talent to our ranks," said David Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca and PhRMA's Chairman of the Board. "We welcome the new member companies with open arms and look forward to working with them on one of the most important issues of our lifetime -- health care reform."
Cubist President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Bonney said, "I am grateful to the PhRMA Board of Directors for electing me to serve among the most highly regarded leaders in our industry. Within the context of the health care reform debate and the current economic struggles and well into the future, I look forward to contributing to the dialogue surrounding our changing industry and our role in shaping that change. PhRMA members have always shown leadership on issues concerning patient care, and I am looking forward to ensuring that those issues remain paramount in the organization's mission."
"As a growing biopharmaceutical company, membership in PhRMA will enable OSI Pharmaceuticals to expand our ability to fully engage in important policy discussions at the federal, state and global level," stated Colin Goddard, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "We look forward to collaborating with other PhRMA members to ensure companies like OSI can continue to flourish in providing important life changing therapies to patients around the world."
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|SOURCE Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America|
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