Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would allow the government to block drug price increases that are unjustified.
There were as many billion-dollar brands in 2017 as there have been in any other calendar year despite the cratering effects of massive patent cliffs in 2012 and 2015.
Current health systems built to evaluate and pay for traditional drugs are going to struggle with gene and other unusual therapies – but manufacturers can take steps before launch to define how manufacturers assess and value these new products.
This yearly review analyzes recent developments, trends and outlooks in the areas of biotechnology, biosimilars, biopharmaceuticals, biologics, biomarkers and biobanks.
A recent study of DTC advertising appearing in the Journal of General Internal Medicine concluded that few broadcast ads are compliant with FDA’s guidelines. The reality, though, might not be so cut and dried.
As more innovative – yet even more expensive – therapies enter the U.S. market, brand marketers will have to find equally new and innovative ways to prove the value of their medicines to payers and patients, especially as insurance plans continue to put more of the cost burden on patients.
On Oct. 28, 2016, my mother, Joan Biamonte, died of complications from metastatic carcinoma of the lung. Despite having her original tumor characterized and going through a regimen of chemotherapy allegedly tailored to her tumor type, her cancer proliferated and spread into her liver and brain.
Mylan NV is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of the company’s blood pressure medicine valsartan.
Johnson and Johnson said a combination therapy containing the company’s blockbuster cancer drug Imbruvica significantly improved survival in blood cancer patients, compared with drugs currently used as the standard of care.
Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster blood cancer drug Darzalex significantly reduced the risk of disease progression or death in patients who have not been previously treated for multiple myeloma, late-stage study data showed.
Nearly 40 percent of lymphoma patients treated with a single infusion of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Yescarta were still responding to the cell therapy after at least two years of follow-up.
A new report indicates that the so-called “Brexit” will have a negative impact on healthcare in the United Kingdom.
Merck & Co. Inc. raised U.S. prices on five of the company’s drugs in November 2018 by between 1.5 percent and 6 percent, including its top-selling cancer treatment Keytruda.
State officials from New Jersey took aim at Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen by filing a lawsuit pertaining to the marketing of opioids.
Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.
Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.