Data & Analytics
Despite conventional wisdom that the 23andMe business breakthrough is the direct-to-consumer model, it's also the consolidation of genetic testing, diagnosis and drug development that has the potential to change the industry.
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Healthcare may seem to have been unscarred by the ongoing rash of high-profile cyber-attacks, at least compared with retail and financial organizations. But to hear security pros tell it, the industry is increasingly finding itself as much of a target as companies in other sectors—if not more of one. Karen Epper Hoffman surveys the potential damage
Specialty medicines will keep drug spend trending upward through the next five years.
If more physicians begin participating in late-phase research efforts—and work to educate patients about these opportunities—we can expect new innovations in treatment solutions to come more quickly to market.
Soon, IBM says, Watson will be used by one particular pharma company to create a website where, once a drug is prescribed, patients can ask questions in their own words and the website will provide answers in near real-time.
A pair of surveys paint a complicated picture of what direction pharma access to healthcare providers is going.
The public said drugmakers spend too much money on marketing to doctors and patients
Initiatives in Europe follow the US example when it comes to requiring manufacturers to report information about financial relationships with physicians.
Amgen reportedly asks Repatha patients seeking financial assistance for personal health information; Valeant faces more scrutiny of business model; the FDA approves new J&J cancer drug
By equipping patients with biosensors, wearable devices and mobile apps, clinical R&D teams have the opportunity to gain unprecedented insight about the patient experience.
The firm is the primary vendor for the drugmaker's global commercial analytics.
An analysis of R&D data from 14 large drugmakers found that pharma is having renewed success in bringing medicines to market.
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Accenture found that life-sciences executives believe that smart tools and devices will be the catalyst for drugmakers to move forward with beyond-the-pill initiatives.
As the value proposition of real-world data to drugmakers becomes increasingly attractive, services companies are partnering to capitalize on the opportunity.
Cardiologists say that up to 15% of their patients could be on PCSK9 inhibitors next year; FDA committee to evaluate new Oxycodone version
Sales reps that focus on creating value for HCPs could find new opportunities and improved access to those physicians, according to Accenture.
The cloud technology firm announced it will acquire Avalere in a move aimed at growing its relationships with pharma.
A new poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that most Americans believe drugmakers should be required to release information to the public about how they set drug prices.
Less than half of 300 doctors polled in a QuantiaMD survey could name a biosimilar that's under consideration for approval, and only 17% said they're very likely to prescribe one.
The focus on boosting physician referrals might appear contrary to the current obsession with patient-centric marketing.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders and the University of Maryland will develop a training program to help caregivers and patients participate in research.
A data-mining analysis of patient records found a significant increase in the chance of heart attack for those taking proton-pump inhibitors.
He spoke with MM&M about whether pharma is ready to win a Grand Prix, if regulation limits creativity in healthcare, and why wearables may spur creativity.
IBM takes on healthcare data; Mylan settled a lawsuit allowing it to launch generic Viagra by 2017; an FDA committee will meet today to discuss Onglyza
The American Academy of Otolaryngology said taking antibiotics for sinus infections is a slightly better treatment strategy than waiting it out.
A new survey from Cegedim Relationship Management claims that digital tools are being underutilized and represent an opportunity to meet the demands of HCPs.
A study funded and conducted in part by the CVS Research Institute found that an expansion of prescription-drug benefits could mean better health outcomes as well as reduced spending.
"Although the United States represents almost half of the biologics market in terms of revenue and volume, biosimilars growth will be fueled by focusing on the emerging markets, by addressing non-consumption and patient inability to pay for high-priced biologics."