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Pharmaceutical Express Scripts wants cancer drugs to prove value

Express Scripts wants cancer drugs to prove value

The pharmacy benefits manager wants oncology treatments priced according to how well they treat a specific cancer as opposed to using the current one-price-fits-all approach.

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Roche diagnostic unit partnering with drugmaker on companion diagnostic

The test seeks to identify patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer and high levels of hyaluronan.

Legal/Regulatory New bill seeks to spur FDA to form clearer social media rules

New bill seeks to spur FDA to form clearer social media rules

Rep. Billy Long introduced legislation that is meant to push the FDA to implement clearer guidelines for regulating drug product information on social media.

Pharmaceutical Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, May 27

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, May 27

Express Scripts seeks to pay more for top-performing cancer drugs; Olympus plans to settle marketing investigation; Novartis is collaborating on a robotic pill

Features Med-Tech Marketing: Wearables and Beyond

Med-Tech Marketing: Wearables and Beyond

Long considered one of the staid, self-contained areas of the healthcare biz, the device/diagnostics space has enjoyed an injection of energy as the potential for integration with mobile devices has become more obvious. But are these companies set up to work alongside their traditional pharma partners, much less the entrepreneurial-minded start-ups that aim to reinvent the category? Larry Dobrow surveys the opportunities and frustrations

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NPs expand right to practice independently

Twenty states now allow nurse practitioners to practice without an MD affiliation.

Pharmaceutical ASCO preview: What's coming for lung cancer

ASCO preview: What's coming for lung cancer

A horse race between Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the importance of one biomarker, will be a focus at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

Legal/Regulatory

Court orders Actavis to keep Namenda IR on market

An appeals court affirmed an earlier ruling that Actavis must keep an older formulation of its Alzheimer's drug, Namenda, on the market.

Pharmaceutical J&J puts global media business up for review

J&J puts global media business up for review

The review does not include North America, the healthcare giant said.

Pharmaceutical Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 26

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 26

Experimental psoriasis drug linked to suicidal thoughts; analysis finds that some high prescribers receive non-research industry money; researchers say new MS drugs spur higher prices of older medications