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Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, March 31

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, March 31

Pfizer spent over $1 billion on ads last year; Monday's M&A activity accounted for about 25% of this year's total; Actavis is selling its Australian generics business

Teva will acquire Auspex to fill Copaxone patent hole

Teva will acquire Auspex to fill Copaxone patent hole

The drugmaker known for its massive presence in generics purchased Auspex Pharmaceuticals to bolster its growing specialty business.

Horizon makes $1.1-billion rare-disease push

Horizon makes $1.1-billion rare-disease push

Horizon Pharma's purchase of Hyperion Therapeutics will add two rare-disease drugs to its portfolio.

White House "superbug" plan has five-year goal

The White House's National Action Plan for Reducing Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria proposal includes $1.2 billion in funding to reduce superbug infections and develop new diagnostics.

Medicare shelled out more than $4.7 billion on hep C last year

Key contributors to the total: Sovaldi, Harvoni and Olysio

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, March 30

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, March 30

UnitedHealth Group buys PBM Catamaran; Sanofi launches Toujeo; Teva acquires Auspex Pharmaceuticals

Engaging HCPs: Rep and a Hard Place

Engaging HCPs: Rep and a Hard Place

Technology has, quite clearly, transformed the role of the sales rep. But at the same time, predictions that the rep would go the way of the dodo bird have themselves been proved false. James Chase surveys the rep's role in a changing media and sales environment

Headliner: Dexcom device executive presses connectivity

Headliner: Dexcom device executive presses connectivity

"Some people wake up in the middle of the night worrying about business," Kevin Sayer says. But when he wakes up he can't sleep because he's so excited!

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, March 27

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, March 27

Novo announces it will resubmit Tresiba to the FDA; WHO urges Europe to share cost-effectiveness data; J&J and Google partner to develop robotic surgery system

Editor's Desk—Pill+: Now I'm a Believer

Editor's Desk—Pill+: Now I'm a Believer

If you look at this as simply a tool to drive your brand, you've missed the point

Therapeutic Focus: Respiratory

Therapeutic Focus: Respiratory

The respiratory field, in which several launches are under way, is branching out, from long-time dominant fixed-dose combinations to a therapeutic arsenal that includes biologics and gene therapy. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen investigates the innovation and the intrigue

Diabetes diagnoses jumped as a result of healthcare reform

Diabetes diagnoses jumped as a result of healthcare reform

Diagnoses spiked in states with expanded Medicaid programs. This may mean higher prescription rates, but research shows a lack of diagnoses also has a price.

Shire and Cincinnati Children's Hospital team up in rare diseases

Shire and Cincinnati Children's Hospital team up in rare diseases

The duo hope to begin testing a new treatment within three years.

Researchers say testosterone ads amount to disease mongering

An editorial says the industry's use of terms like "low T" and "andropause" are false and misleading.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 26

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 26

Regeneron's Eylea won its fourth indication; Sun Pharma wants to revive trust in its products; confidentiality agreements keep Amgen from telling patients their cancer risk

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