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More States Demand Notification to Use Biosimilar Drugs

Mar 30/50SN Staff/ Advocates in the news GHLF in the news

Without the medicine Rachelle Crow takes for her rheumatoid arthritis, the 29-year-old Michigan woman’s face would frequently feel as if it were engulfed in flames. She would barely be able to crawl out of bed. She would have trouble opening or closing her fists or lifting her 3-year-old daughter. Crow can do all those things […]


Washington State House of Representatives Health Care & Wellness Committee

Mar 24/50SN Staff/ Letters and Testimony

TESTIMONY – STATE BIOSIMILAR SUBSTITUTION Washington State House of Representatives Health Care & Wellness Committee House Health Care & Wellness Committee consideration of SB 5935 Speaker: Lisa Powell Patient Advocate Global Healthy Living Foundation March 24, 2015 Disclosure: I have no disclosures to make regarding my travel here today. The Global Healthy Living Foundation accepts grants […]


Houston Chronicle – Soaring specialty drug prices leave patients seeking relief

Mar 23/50SN Staff/ Advocates in the news GHLF in the news

Julie Wiles of Spring says she found relief from rheumatoid arthritis when she began receiving injections of Enbrel, a drug that costs $2,500 a week. But even with insurance coverage, Wiles can no longer afford Enbrel. Instead, she takes a combination of less expensive drugs and injections that hasn’t been nearly as effective.   Read […]


The Washington Post – Biologics are revolutionizing care for some diseases, but they are very costly

Mar 23/50SN Staff/ Advocates in the news

Mariah Leach felt at the top of her game six years ago. At age 25, she was pursuing a law degree and a master’s in environmental policy at the University of Colorado, earning straight A’s and playing water polo with the university’s club team. But then her toes began to hurt. A few weeks, later […]