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Improving Human Life

America’s biopharmaceutical companies are united by a mission to improve human life. We advance the boundaries of science to discover important, new medicines for patients while also working to build a healthier future for all people by contributing to a more sustainable, just world.


Access to medicines is vital to PhRMA members’ mission to improve human life

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Access to medicines is vital to PhRMA members’ mission to improve human life 

Innovative medicines are a key reason people are living longer, healthier, fuller lives. America’s biopharmaceutical companies are passionate about their work and committed to ensuring patients can get the life-saving medicines they need. 
Our commitment starts by forging collaborative partnerships with a wide variety of organizations focused on meeting patient needs that have been driven by health care disparities. Too many communities have not benefited equitably from biopharmaceutical innovation and often are disproportionally affected by chronic diseases. This includes communities of color, women, the LGBTQ+  community and others.


A healthy environment is essential for improving human life

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A healthy environment is essential for improving human life

Our environment is the foundation of health. Biopharmaceutical companies are finding innovative ways to promote sustainability and reduce their environmental footprint.

PhRMA companies are voluntarily making manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly, implementing more sustainable packaging and adopting sustainable energy practices, including expanded use of renewable energy sources.


Improving human life means celebrating diversity

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Improving human life means celebrating human diversity

Inherent in our commitment to improving human life is a commitment to embracing diversity. 

Biopharmaceutical companies are also expanding partnerships with increasingly diverse suppliers and vendors, running  dedicated initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion throughout their organizations, supporting STEM efforts to help build the next generation of talent and supporting racial equity and social justice efforts.

PhRMA and the companies we represent are driving change in addressing health equity,  enhancing clinical trial diversity and ensuring underserved populations receive access to important therapies. 

Explore America’s Biopharmaceutical Companies’ Initiatives and Investments

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  • bayer
  • See The Progress Made in Equity

    America’s biopharmaceutical companies are pushing for necessary systemic and long-term change.