Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA, pronounced /ˈfɑrmə/), founded in 1958, is a trade group representing companies in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.[1] PhRMA's stated mission is advocacy for public policies that encourage the discovery of new medicines for patients by companies engaged in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical research. PhRMA's current chairman of the board is Steve Ubl.

Leadership[edit]

George A. Scangos, CEO of Biogen, is chairman of the PhRMA board. Joaquin Duato, chairman of Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical division, is chairman-elect and Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, is board treasurer.[2]

Previous leadership includes: John J. Castellani, formerly head of the Business Roundtable, a U.S. advocacy and lobbying group[3] and Billy Tauzin, a former Republican congressman from Louisiana.[4][5][6]

Programs[edit]

SMARxT Disposal is a joint program run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Pharmacists Association, and PhRMA to encourage consumers to properly dispose of unused medicines to avoid harm to the environment.[7]

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a program by PhRMA and its member companies that connects patients in-need with information on low-cost and free prescription medication.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Editorial Board (November 27, 2015). "Turn the Volume Down on Drug Ads". New York Times. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Biogen CEO George A. Scangos Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman". PhRMA. March 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ whorunsgov.com
  4. ^ N.C. Alzenman and Dan Eggen (July 14, 2010). "Pharmaceutical group shifts tone with new pick for president". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ Judy Sarasohn (December 16, 2004). "Special Interests: Tauzin to Head Drug Trade Group". The Washington Post. p. A35. 
  6. ^ Julian Pecquet (July 14, 2010). "PhRMA picks new president". 17 (81). The Hill. p. 22. 
  7. ^ a b "Patient Resources". Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Archived from the original on March 19, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 

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