Press Release

PhRMA’s Steve Ubl Congratulates Xavier Becerra 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) – Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl issued the following statement after Xavier Becerra was confirmed to serve as the next Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“The Department of Health and Human Services plays an important role in protecting the health and well-being of the American people and has been a pivotal partner in our efforts to combat the pandemic. I wish to congratulate Xavier Becerra for being confirmed to lead the department at this critical moment. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the department under his leadership and working together to help address our nation’s leading priorities: getting COVID-19 under control and improving health care affordability and access for all Americans.”

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The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested nearly $1 trillion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $83 billion in 2019 alone

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