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    Bipartisan Federal Government Affairs and Public Relations

Created a balanced pathway for approval of biosimilar medicines

SERVICE: Policy Development, Advocacy
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Healthcare

Challenge:

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies wanted Congress to create a new pathway at FDA for the approval of biosimilar biological products that balanced the need to promote innovation with the need to make these treatments more accessible to patients.


Action:
Developed an aggressive strategy designed to revitalize efforts to introduce legislation that had stalled in Congress. Strategy included a tailored education campaign for a core group of bipartisan lawmakers that explained the feasibility, safety and efficacy of biosimilars, and the potential cost savings to patients, health plans and the federal government. In addition to promoting generic competition, the campaign addressed the importance of giving innovators sufficient market exclusivity for their products in order to ensure a fair return on their investment and encourage continued drug innovation.

Result:
Legislation was passed that not only created a new pathway for the approval of biosimilars, but also provided innovators with up to 12 years of patent protection.

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Healthcare

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Policy Development, Political Counseling

Fostered new relationships for a 18,000 member key physician advocacy group

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Foreign Relations

Healthcare

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Coalition Building and Management

Resolving a crisis for a major American investor that had invested $300 million

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Finance

Telecommunications

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Coalition Building and Management, Analysis

Helped two of the largest telecom companies navigate a $69 billion merger with the FCC

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Trade


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Advocacy, Coalition Building and Management

Secured U.S. Senate support for one of the world’s largest software companies

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Telecommunications


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Coalition Building and Management, Advocacy

Protected the telcom industry from billions of dollars in potential liability

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Healthcare

Healthcare

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Policy Development, Advocacy

Created a balanced pathway for the approval of generic biologic medicines

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Healthcare

Healthcare

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Policy Development, Political Counseling

Ensured that specialized imaging drugs are properly reimbursed under Medicare

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Finance

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Coalition Building, Political Counseling

Providing relief to a global banking and financial services company from excessive regulation

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Transportation

Finance

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Policy Development, Advocacy

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TAX

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Advocacy, Coalition Building & Management

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