Chairwoman Hogan and Chairman Lewis,
The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) is a 501(c)(3) patient group that works to improve the quality of life for people with chronic disease, often focusing on those least able to advocate for themselves.
P C1952 takes positive steps toward updating Puerto Rican law to cover biologics and interchangeable biosimilars in a way that protects patients. Unlike traditional chemical drugs, biologics are unique, complex structures made from living cells that are not easily replicated. A small change or difference in the biosimilar or biologic manufacturing process has the potential to adversely impact the patient.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) is a 501 (c)(3) patient group that works to
improve the quality of life for people with chronic disease, often focusing on those least able to advocate for themselves.
Patient advocacy groups are praising the FDA for releasing a draft guidance that outlines the FDA’s proposed guidelines for naming biologics and biosimilars.
Oftentimes, we forget how valuable our FDA is because we are used to only seeing the sensational critiques in the media: unwarranted drug approvals, inadequate surveillance, negligent public alerts or inappropriate industry influence.
Thank you Advocates! FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Biosimilar Naming: A Proposed Rule that Designates Official Names and Proper Names for Certain Biological Products Your efforts are making a difference. GHLF is pleased to share that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance requiring biological products licensed under the Public Health Service […]
GHLF applauds our CreakyJoints community for taking action!
On July 24th, the Texas Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, a part of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, convened to review a number of different medications and medication classes for entry onto their Preferred Drug List (PDL) of the Texas Medicaid Formulary. A medication to alleviate symptoms of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) was one […]
Assemblywoman Jaffee provided our listeners with some important advice about the power of the patient perspective. Listen to what she had to say:
If you ask patients with severe chronic diseases, such as those with rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, or multiple sclerosis, what they believe is the most important factor in achieving a positive outcome for their condition or disease, the vast majority will say it’s the relationship they have with their physician and treatment team.