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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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PPTA Hosts Congressional Staff Briefing

PPTA collaborated with the patient community March 31 to host a Congressional staff briefing that focused on the uniqueness of plasma protein therapies; how they are made; the rare, chronic diseases they treat; and the importance of access.

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PPTA Statement: Proven Safety of Human Albumin

Statements in the international media have described the events resulting from the retraction by several leading medical journals of a large number of articles describing scientific studies by a German physician, Joachim Boldt. Boldt was dismissed from his position as head of anesthesia in the Klinikum Ludwigshafen in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany in November 2010, following initial findings by a leading anesthesia journal that a paper describing a clinical study which Boldt published in the journal had been fabricated.

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