State Policy

The Voice for Pennsylvania’s Life Sciences

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Through advocacy work in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., and throughout the Commonwealth, Life Sciences PA conducts programs, provides leadership and advocates for life science companies across Pennsylvania that are critical to improving patient care, improving health globally, and to the economic growth of our Commonwealth.

Life Sciences PA identifies opportunities to bring together the various stakeholders in our community to work cooperatively with industry to develop a shared vision, a set of goals, and recommendations for strategies that will support and enhance the total “ecosystem” of the life sciences in Pennsylvania.

Leading the Charge for Pennsylvania’s Life Sciences

State Policy

  • Expansion of House/Senate Life Science Caucuses

  • Participation in Harrisburg Advocacy Day

  • Direct lobbying of Governor, cabinet secretaries, legislators, and staff

  • Host legislator roundtable briefings/hearings

  • Promote and facilitate member company and legislator interaction

  • Innovative public affairs/media relations approach

  • Coordinate coalition efforts with partner organizations

  • Manage strategic PAC engagement during 2014 election cycle

Federal Policy

  • Protect Medicare Parts B and D
  • Repeal/Restructure Medical Device Tax
  • Protect 12-year data exclusivity period for biologics
  • Repeal IPAB
  • Protect Orphan Drug Tax Credit
  • Increased NIH Funding

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