Innovation: Introducing

By August 31, 2006Health Care, Innovation

We came across this Web site and felt that we owe both of you loyal blog readers a service to report on what we found. This is the innovation channel, afterall. is a project of NAM-member PhRMA.

Their goal is to create a site that exchanges ideas, raises awareness and communicates essential information about pharmaceutical innovation.

One really cool thing they have on their site is a power point slide presentation called “The Value of Medicines: Facts and Figures 2006.”

It’s 64 pages long but (like USA Today) its mostly charts and big print.

It’s broken up into several sections that make for quick reading and easy reference to a bunch of fascinating research including:

  • The changing demographics of the U.S. population
  • Extending life
  • Preventing the need for care
  • Improving patients’ quality of life
  • Controlling health care costs (something that all manufacturers can agree upon)
  • Strengthen the economy, and
  • A look at how treatment has changed for seven major diseases common in society, including HIV/AIDS and high cholesterol
  • So, take a look and let us know what you think, we’ll scour the site some more in the coming days and provide additional links to other neat content that they have.