William R. Burns Speaks at National Meeting on Childhood Cancer

William-R-BurnsMt. Laurel, NJ – William R. Burns, Shareholder in the Government Affairs and Regulation Section, spoke on June 25, 2014 at the national meeting of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer in Washington D.C.

During his presentation, Mr. Burns summarized the Josh Hardy and Judson Shepherd campaigns involving expanded access to unapproved drugs via compassionate use and clinical trials.  He also discussed the need for increased access to experimental drugs through the collaboration and discussion with the FDA, Pharmaceutical companies and the medical community.  Mr. Burns stated, “Pharmaceutical companies have an obligation to their shareholders, doctors have an obligation to their patients, and the FDA has an obligation to safeguard the process.  If we provide financial and regulatory incentives to pharmaceutical companies, expanded access becomes not only a good humanitarian decision, but a good business decision.”