Category Archives: Advocacy

NIH Partners with 9 CLSA Member Biopharma Companies to Accelerate Cancer Therapy Innovation

On Oct. 12, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new partnership with 11 biopharmaceutical companies aimed at accelerating innovation in new cancer immunotherapy therapies. Nine of the 11 companies are CLSA members: AbbVie; Amgen; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Gilead Sciences; Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; and Pfizer, Inc.

Sonoma County Takes on Take Back

On Sept. 12, the Sonoma Board of Supervisors held a new hearing on take back ordinance options for the County. At the Board’s last hearing on the subject in October of 2016, it had directed staff to begin drafting an ordinance for drug take back while also researching the potential need and possibility of including the disposal of sharps into the legislation.