“We all agree that drug prices are high, but a proposal before the Legislature would make that situation worse, even as it seeks to solve the problem.” Read more about AB 824 in CalMatters.
CLSA Board Member Wendye Robbins, MD, President & CEO of Blade Therapeutics, pens an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, urging the Legislature to make key changes to Assembly Bill 824, priority legislation for CLSA that seeks to prohibit generic drug manufacturers from seeking patent settlement agreements.
New medicines, devices, and diagnostics produced by the life sciences community in California are giving clinicians better tools to fight disease and improve quality of life for patients around the world. CLSA President & CEO Mike Guerra pens an op-ed in Xconomy on the strength and growth of California’s life sciences sector.
Assemblyman Rob Bonta, Co-Chair of the California Legislative Rare Disease Caucus, pens an op-ed in The Sacramento Bee on the need to raise awareness and help California develop strong public policies to streamline the drug development pipeline and ensure that everyone with a rare disease gets the treatment they deserve.
Assembly Bill 375, the California Consumer Privacy Act, will require companies that store large amounts of data, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others, to disclose what kinds of data they collect, and give consumers more control over how that data is shared.
CLSA Board Member David Beier pens an op-ed in STAT News regarding the impact of the 2.3% medical device tax on patient care and innovation.
CLSA President & CEO Sara Radcliffe pens an op-ed in the San Diego Business Journal regarding the need to nurture California and San Diego’s innovative life sciences industry.
Sara Radcliffe, Pres. & CEO, CLSA & Don Bobo, Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Edwards Lifesciences, pen an op-ed in The O.C. Register, urging Congress repeal the 2.3% medical device tax. The tax stands to threaten an innovative medtech sector that employs over 22,000 in Orange County and 77,200 statewide.
“Californians have legitimate concerns about access to affordable drugs, but SB 17 does not address them. It is a bad deal for business and does nothing to benefit patients.” – William J. Newell, CEO, Sutro Biopharma & Vice Chairman, California Life Sciences Association.
“As an early-stage company CEO, I’m afraid that SB 17 will increase uncertainty and stifle investment that companies like ours rely on to develop new drugs.”