Category Archives: CHI Blog

Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend OCTANe’s Technology Investor Forum

‚Ä¢ Meet with fellow technology CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, and strategic advisors from across Southern California ‚Ä¢ Make valuable connections and build relationships with tech VCs and investors ‚Ä¢ See the most innovative startup companies from the Southern California region ‚Ä¢ Learn from industry experts on current hot topics during keynotes and panel sessions ‚Ä¢ Visit … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend OCTANe’s Technology Investor Forum

The Reality of Prescription Drug Spending in Medicaid

The Reality of Prescription Drug Spending in Medicaid From our partners at PhRMA By Robert Zirkelbach April 9, 2015 Recent rhetoric on spending in state Medicaid programs often overstates the cost impact of prescription medicines and ignores the competitive biopharmaceutical market that exists in the U.S., which can generate significant savings for Medicaid programs. Prescription … Continue reading The Reality of Prescription Drug Spending in Medicaid

CHI & BayBio Update from the President’s Desk

Posted by Sara Radcliffe, President & CEO April 1, 2015 AN ACTION-PACKED FIRST MONTH! Our new organization, the California Life Sciences Association, is well on the way to becoming California’s most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. The merger between the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) closed … Continue reading CHI & BayBio Update from the President’s Desk

Sacramento Bee: Opinion: Insurance practices create barriers to life-saving medications, undermine effective health

Insurance practices create barriers to life-saving medications, undermine effective health care By Sara Radcliffe, Op-Ed Special to The Sacramento Bee March 29, 2015 Every day advances in medical innovation saves lives. Patients who just a few years ago might have died from cancer, heart disease or HIV/AIDS can turn the page and continue productive lives. … Continue reading Sacramento Bee: Opinion: Insurance practices create barriers to life-saving medications, undermine effective health

What Access and Affordability Means for Chronic Disease Patients

What Access and Affordability Means for Chronic Disease Patients From our partners at PhRMA March 12, 2015 By Allyson Funk For the nearly one in two American adults living with at least one chronic illness, affordability and access to medicine is crucial. Unfortunately, if you have a chronic condition, there may be unexpectedly high upfront costs to access … Continue reading What Access and Affordability Means for Chronic Disease Patients