By Arun Ramesh, Lead Analyst, Beroe Inc.   Abstract 1 Serialization – Need of the HourLack of global co-operation on agreement with one common technology over the years has delayed the process of serializing the drugs. By and large, majority of the regions have come up with consensus to have a Unique level Identification Code […]

The big worries on growth hanging over the pharmaceuticals industry are poles apart. Pressure on U.S. drug pricing is casting a shadow over the sector’s most lucrative market. But slowing emerging-market growth, notably in China, shouldn’t be ignored. Emerging-market sales for the big pharmaceuticals firms tracked by Sanford C. Bernstein increased by about 5.5%, year […]

Humira during 2014 remained the world’s best-selling prescription medicine; Sovaldi vaulted into second place in its first full year on the market; Harvoni is challenging Humira for the 2015 sales crown.

Still no Rx for patient adherence Pharma limited in what it can do, but can still have a positive impact   Patient adherence remains a complex puzzle with no simple solutions, and no one stakeholder involved – physicians, insurers, or pharmaceutical companies – can provide all the answers needed. Even though the influence of pharma […]

The Chinese market is getting tougher for Western pharmaceutical companies as Beijing bears down on a rising healthcare bill and prices come under pressure. The country, which has overtaken Japan as the world’s second largest market for prescription medicines after the United States, has drawn major investment from global drugmakers in recent years — but […]

A difficult feat to accomplish in business is to make dramatic change in the midst of current success. History is littered with companies that were once on top of the world and today are non-existent or merely footnotes because they were unable to make sustainable changes when times were good and yet change was required. […]

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is probably best known for its lines of household staples like Band-Aids, Tylenol and, of course, Johnson & Johnson baby lotion. But during the second quarter of 2015, name recognition had nothing to do with financial results: the company reported Tuesday morning that amid a quarter hit by foreign exchange […]

U.S. doctors and research hospitals collected nearly $6.5 billion in payments for services rendered to pharmaceutical and medical device companies in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments report released on Tuesday. The report, in its second year, lists 11.4 million payments to 607,000 physicians and more than 1,100 […]

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new analysis from Dymedex Consulting reveals that due to increasing obesity rates, hypertension now affects over one billion people worldwide.  This new study is available exclusively from Life Science Intelligence. Hypertension rates in African countries are reaching critical levels, with some countries in North Africa nearing 50% […]

Safety platform upgrade delivers more reporting power and greater flexibility and support for worldwide regulatory requirements   DIA 2015 — WASHINGTON DC — June 16, 2015 — Oracle Health Sciences today announced the availability of Oracle Argus Standard Edition 8.0, Oracle Argus Enterprise Edition 8.0, and Oracle Argus Safety Japan 8.0 — major new Oracle […]