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Waiving Patent Protections for Vaccines is a Damaging and Short-Sighted Move

May 6, 2021

Biopharmaceutical companies are receiving justified praise for the rapid speed with which they produced effective vaccines against COVID-19, offering hope for a return to normalcy from a pandemic that has … Continued


Merck for Mothers Continues to Advance Maternal Health Equity

April 30, 2021

In a nation where Black women are disproportionately impacted by maternal mortality; Merck for Mothers has committed to understanding women’s experiences in order to improve the quality of maternity care. … Continued


Time to Discuss a “Health Equity Moonshot”

March 31, 2021

This month, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the health inequities witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The topics discussed in that hearing warrant … Continued


The Extraordinary Pandemic Efforts You Didn’t See

March 19, 2021

America is well aware of the heroic work performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by physicians, nurses and other front line healthcare professionals, tirelessly handling a rapidly escalating number of cases … Continued


We Support Obesity Care Week 2021!

March 3, 2021

The Healthcare Leadership Council is pleased to be an Obesity Care Week (OCW2021) Champion and support this important awareness week. OCW2021 has a global vision for a society that understands, … Continued


An Innovative Approach in Minnesota to Close the Gap Between Mental Health Needs and Treatment

February 25, 2021

It has always been important to improve access to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.  Now it’s imperative. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, national numbers raised serious … Continued


Health Industry Leader Offers a Medicare Advantage Solution

February 4, 2021

Politically, the notion of “Medicare for All” is a non-starter. Americans have consistently resisted the idea of a major government health coverage expansion that would take away the private plans … Continued


Dealing With Disaster: Applying Lessons Learned from a Pandemic

November 30, 2020

As COVID-19 has maintained its grip on the United States, there has been an increasing focus on learning from emergency response successes and mistakes in order to prepare the nation’s … Continued


We Need a Patient-Centered Approach to Pharmaceutical Affordability

October 7, 2020

There is universal agreement in our country that lifesaving and life-strengthening treatments and therapies should be widely accessible and affordable. The question is how to achieve this objective in a … Continued


Enhance and Expand Access to Vaccines

September 16, 2020

With progress continuing on development of a vaccine for COVID-19, conversations are taking place over the best strategies for distributing a vaccine, once approved, to millions of Americans.  In the … Continued