Fueled by breakthrough drugs that actually broke through, spending on pharma products surged an incredible 13.1% in 2014, a figure that stunned even the sunniest of optimists. But with some of the contributing factors looking like one-time-only events, pundits wonder if perhaps the gains have been overstated—and don't get them started on the threat posed by payers pushing back against drug prices. Look for profiles of the 2015 top 20 pharma firms tomorrow, listed in order based on total US sales in 2014, plus a wealth of tabulated data
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The drugmaker said its top-selling multiple-sclerosis drug Tecfidera's slowdown in sales is due to competition from Plegridy as well as new patient concerns about risks of a rare brain infection.
An AbbVie hep.-C drug nabbed priority review; Merck's hep.-C drug matches efficacy of Harvoni; Mylan increased its bid to buy Perrigo
The drugmaker touted new data for its doublet regimen at the International Liver Congress, but it will likely have to look to the margins to find an underserved patient population.
First-quarter sales fell 1% but the drugmaker expects 2015 to be a growth year.
The hepatitis-C drug is being sold under the name MyHep.
Novo Nordisk's Saxenda to cost $1,000 a month; Boehringer Ingelheim's drug receives priority review; AbbVie's hep.-C treatment Viekira Pak generates $231 million in first-quarter sales
Established products fueled at 12% jump in first-quarter sales.
A court sided with Actavis in one product-hopping lawsuit for acne drug Doryx.
Xalkori received the designation to treat a new subset of non-small cell lung cancer patients.
Study finds vaccines still not linked to autism; investments in healthcare start-ups hit record high this year; biosimilars are already bearing down on prices overseas
With new leadership in place, the Myelin Health agency network is seeking to acquire other agencies.
Despite increasing income, many doctors are turning away from self-employment.
The holding company said pharma and health made up 11% of revenues during the first three months of the year.
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