2015 News

HINJ Statement on Passage of the Omnibus Spending Package

Capitol Building flagNew Brunswick, NJ, December 18, 2015 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) congratulates Congress on the passage of legislation that includes several key provisions that will strengthen medical innovation in the United States. 

The spending measure, which received bipartisan support, includes $2 billion in increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH); a $133 million increase in funding for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); a two-year suspension of the medical device excise tax; and makes permanent the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit. Read more

 

HINJ, Rx4NJ and WWFH-NJ Host ‘The Value of Medical Innovation: Saving Lives, Saving Money’ Policy Forum

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Dean Paranicas and Dr. Michael Ybarra

New Brunswick, NJ, December 16, 2015 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), the Rx4NJ Partnership and We Work for Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ) hosted a health policy forum yesterday that focused on “The Value of Medical Innovation: Saving Lives, Saving Money.”

Speakers at the morning event, which was held at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, were:

Dr. Ybarra and Paranicas presented a fact-driven presentation of PhRMA’s “Prescription Medicines:  Costs in Context.” Read more

 

NJTV News Explores Prescription Drug Prices in the U.S.; HINJ CEO Dean Paranicas Interviewed

 

NJTV News w Mary Alice WilliamsNewark, NJ, December 7, 2015 ― In a segment broadcast on December 4, NJTV News correspondent Erin Delmore explored prescription drug prices in the United States and consumer concerns.

HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) President and Chief Executive Officer Dean J. Paranicas was among those interviewed for the segment.

Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-14), Vice Chair of the Health & Senior Services Committee, says mounting drug prices — including Turing Pharmaceuticals’ increasing the price of a lifesaving medication by 5,000 percent — have prompted concerned New Jerseyans to call his office, even if they have insurance. Read more

 

HINJ, Rx4NJ and WWFH-NJ to Host ‘The Value of Medical Innovation’ Health Policy Forum December 15

Healthcare PolicyNew Brunswick, NJ, December 1, 2015 ― Please join the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), the Rx4NJ Partnership and We Work for Health New Jersey for a health policy forum that will focus on “The Value of Medical Innovation: Saving Lives, Saving Money.”

The forum will be held on Tuesday, December 15 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Forsgate Country Club at 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ.

Topics to be covered include: Read more

 

HINJ and NJ Life Sciences Vendors Alliance Host 2015 Procurement Conference

NJLSFA Logo SMALLNew Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2015 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and the New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance’s (NJLSVA) hosted the 2015 Annual Procurement Conference today, November 11 at Forsgate Country Club in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Co-sponsored by the MID Jersey Chamber of Commerce, speakers at the half-day event were:

  • David McCarthy, Senior Director, PGS Procurement – Americas, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Patrick Murray, Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute
  • The Honorable Declan O’Scanlon, Republican Budget Officer, New Jersey General Assembly
  • Dean J. Paranicas, President and Chief Executive Officer, HINJ
  • The Honorable Bob Prunetti, President, MID Jersey Chamber of Commerce
  • Donald Sico, Executive Director, NJLSVA

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HINJ Honors Four at Life Sciences Celebration 2015: Rep. Lance, Dr. Nils Lonberg, Deborah Brown, David Knowlton

(L. to r.) HINJ President & CEO Dean Paranicas, Deborah Brown, Scott Knowlton, Rep. Leonard Lance, Dr. Nils Lonberg and HINJ Chair Craig Bleifer

(L. to r.) HINJ President & CEO Dean Paranicas, Deborah Brown, Scott Knowlton, Rep. Leonard Lance, Dr. Nils Lonberg and HINJ Chair Craig Bleifer

New Brunswick, NJ, October 30, 2015 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) this morning honored four for their contributions in public service, life sciences research, patient advocacy and health care policy.  The awards were presented at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2015, which was held at the Wyndham Garden Trenton.

The recipients of HINJ’s 2015 honors were:

  • The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: HINJ presented the Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award — named in honor of the late former U.S. Congressman and HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Franks — to U.S. Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) for his leadership in protecting patients and scientific research and the advancement of global human health.  Lance, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, played a key leadership role in passage of the House’s 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) in July 2015.

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