(Reuters) – An Indian parliamentary committee has recommended that price caps should be extended to all drugs in the country and that the government should expedite the capping process. Indian law allows the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) regulator to fix prices of drugs on a list of essential medicines, thereby keeping prices in check […]
Artificial intelligence generated plenty of chatter amongst the pharma marketing intelligentsia in 2018. Will 2019 be the year when the industry fully embraces it as more than just a tactic?
Leadership representing the 2018 Manny Award agency and network winners and finalists share their views on various healthcare industry trends and developments.
The top pharmaceutical companies are trying to proactively tackle, through shifts in R&D strategy and other tactics, the healthcare demands of the future.
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.
U.K.-based GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced on April 14, 2015 that it was recalling all remaining lots of its 2014-2015 Flulaval Quadrivalent flu vaccine. The company noted that two of the components of the vaccine, the B strains, appeared to have lost potency below the minimum specifications. The potency issue, according to the company, the U.S. Centers […]
UPPSALA, Sweden, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Paclical, a novel formulation of paclitaxel based on Oasmia’s XR-17 technology, was approved for treatment of (i.e., it received market authorization for) epithelial ovarian cancer in combination with carboplatin. XR-17 is non-toxic and forms water soluble nanoparticles with paclitaxel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150420/740096 ) The Russia-based company Pharmasyntez holds the […]
MUMBAI and MONTREAL, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Zaxine 550mg (rifaximin) is a long term antibiotic treatment for adults living with hepatic encephalopathy (HE), a complication of liver disease (cirrhosis). HE can lead to a wide spectrum of mental and physical symptoms, including confusion, disruption in sleep patterns, personality changes and coma Zaxine® 550mg has approved by […]
(Reuters) – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has agreed to pay $512 million to settle a class action claiming that Cephalon Inc, which Teva bought in 2011, used anticompetitive settlements to delay generic versions of its wakefulness drug Provigil, according to court papers. The settlement is the largest ever to be paid to drug buyers that […]
Merck’s immune-boosting cancer drug, Keytruda, bested the standard of care in advanced melanoma, the deadly skin cancer, and showed promising results in non-small cell lung cancer. Based on these data, Merck says it has filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration for Keytruda to be used in non-small cell lung cancer, and will soon […]
(Reuters Health) – Opiate prescriptions and overdoses in the U.S. have declined since the debut of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller OxyContin and the market withdrawal of the narcotic Darvon, a study finds. Researchers reviewed insurance claims records with data on prescriptions and hospitalizations for more than 30 million adults covered by UnitedHealthCare from […]
Merck Announces Submission of Supplemental Biologics License Application to U.S. FDA for KEYTRUDA in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the company has submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). KEYTRUDA previously received Breakthrough Therapy […]
(Reuters) – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries shares slid five percent on Sunday after U.S. regulators approved a generic version of its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug and amid reports it was mulling a bid for rival Mylan. Teva’s Tel Aviv shares fell to 249.80 shekels ($64) late on Sunday, the first day of trading since both news […]
A large study of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co’s Opdivo treatment has been halted after proving the drug is effective against the most common form of lung cancer, the company said, positioning the medicine for far wider use than its already approved lung cancer and melanoma indications. The U.S. drugmaker on Friday said the study, called Checkmate-057, […]