A Canadian advisory council studying prescription drug coverage said the federal government should create a universal, single-payer public pharmacare system, and warned that the current framework requires significant reforms.
Merck & Co. Inc.’s blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda won approval from the U.S. FDA to treat a type of head and neck cancer.
As concerns over the price of prescription medicine continue to make headlines as the country barrels toward another election, a new study from the Scripps Research bolsters an argument touted by the pharmaceutical industry over the rebate system.
Five-Year Survival Observed In Longest Follow-Up Of Advanced Melanoma Patients Treated With Opdivo-Yervoy Combination
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced updated results from studies evaluating Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab), alone or in combination, in patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma.
Nearly a quarter of patients who received Merck & Co.’s immunotherapy Keytruda as an initial treatment for advanced lung cancer were still alive after five years, according to data presented at a major medical meeting.
Novartis released data showing sharply improved overall survival rates for the breast cancer drug Kisqali, which the Swiss drugmaker hopes will help it chip away at the dominance of Pfizer’s blockbuster Ibrance.
The Canadian province of British Columbia said its public drug plan will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap near-copies called biosimilars.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma, a gene therapy that Novartis called a life-changing medicine, for children younger than 2 years of age who have been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with bi-allelic mutations in the survival motor neuron 1 gene.
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly announced that the company’s Lispro Injection, an authorized generic version of the life-saving insulin Humalog, is available at pharmacies at a 50 percent lower list price.
Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the OECD club of wealthy nations said.