The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA's mission is winning advocacy for public policies that encourage the discovery of life-saving and life enhancing new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical/biotechnology research companies. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) – a nationwide effort sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies – helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
PhRMA publishes pamphlets and booklets on such topics as drug utilization, quality control in the U.S. drug industry, drug research, and the pharmaceutical industry. Serial publications: Annual Report--report on PhRMA activities for fiscal year; Annual Survey Report--report on two annual surveys of PhRMA member firms: research and development activity and pharmaceutical industry operations; PhRMA Foundation Annual Report; AIDS Products in Development; Biotechnology Products in Development; Cancer Products in Development; Cardiovascular Products in Development.
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