Today, PhRMA released a new report prepared by TEConomy Partners, LLC that provides insights into the efforts of biopharmaceutical companies to advance diversity & inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, in the communities in which they operate and in the patient communities in which they serve. The report examines the state of accelerating demographic changes and persistent workforce disparities both broadly in corporate America and within the biopharmaceutical industry. The report compiles insights into how the biopharmaceutical industry is increasing opportunities and addressing workplace disparities for underrepresented and underserved populations.
This year our industry has been working around the clock to combat the COVID-19 virus, including developing effective therapeutics to treat COVID-19 and vaccines to prevent future infections. Outside of the novel coronavirus, major social issues have been brought to the forefront of public discourse. We understand that systematic racism is as real as any disease and our industry is not immune. We need to stand up to racism and injustice because failing to do so impacts our collective wellbeing. Our industry is committed to learning and leading us forward.
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view.
Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest post from Dr. Leah Zullig, an associate professor at the Duke School of Medicine in Population Health Sciences, who is dedicated developing, evaluating and implementing approaches to support patients with taking their medications.
This month, PhRMA published our commitment to racial equity and inclusion in the New York Times as well as in the Informer and the AfroAmerican, DC-based, Black-owned newspapers. This public declaration is an important milestone for our industry as we continue to take concrete steps to address systemic racism and work towards a more equitable future.
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