The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics notes that developed markets remain a key driver.
CRS asks if high prices are a tool to offset CMS rebates, the FDA adds another DTC study to its lineup, and the NIH proposes making more clinical trial data public.
With the purchase of Olson Communications, the agency aims to serve clients eager for expertise from outside the healthcare industry.
Success today is predicated on recognizing that every patient is different, every disease is different, every drug, every breakthrough and every cure is different.
Drug makers favor big spending on speakers' events and doctor outreach.
The scoop means the maker of HCV drugs Harvoni and Sovaldi can give any drug an accelerated review time.
Sanofi vets Takeda, devicemaker CEO candidates; Shaq returns for IcyHot; Royalty Pharma buys royalties on Vertex's Kalydeco.
Results of two post-market studies, conducted in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, corroborate the billion-dollar blood thinner's benefit/risk profile.
Researchers say the average cost of bringing a drug from concept to approval, and through post-approval assessments for reasons such as new doses or formulations, hovers at around $2.8 billion per drug in 2013 dollars.
A head-to-head comparison between Sanofi and Regeneron's experimental PCSK9 shows alirocumab lowers LDL levels more effectively than Merck's Zetia, which is part of the just-acquitted Vytorin.