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PPTA Attends FDA Public Workshop on Drug Shortages

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) attended a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–sponsored workshop to address growing concerns regarding drug shortages in certain sectors of the pharmaceutical industry September 26.

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IRS Proposed Regulations on Orphan Drug Exclusion from Drug Tax Stand to Harm Future Development of Treatments for Rare Disease Patients

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) believes the Internal Revenue Services' issuance of temporary and proposed regulations implementing the annual pharmaceutical fee undermines patients with rare diseases and fails to take into account concerns expressed by leading consumer organizations and Congress.

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PPTA Praises Legislation that Protects the Treatment of Rare Diseases

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation, the Preserving Access to Orphan Drugs Act (H.R. 2672) and (S. 1423), which will safeguard the development of drugs and therapies that treat patients with rare diseases by eliminating barriers to innovation.

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PPTA Opposes Tax on Blood Clotting Factor

ANNAPOLIS, MD - PPTA opposes New Jersey Assembly Bill 2003 passed by the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee on June 13 that imposes a new tax on therapies used to treat bleeding disorders like hemophilia.

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PPTA Hosts Discussion Forum on Blood/Plasma Products in The Hague

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) hosted a discussion forum at the Dutch Parliament in The Hague yesterday. The forum was attended by representatives of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Members of the Dutch Parliament, the patient community and the national manufacturer of plasma protein therapies: Sanquin.

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