Hepatitis C

J&J offers government payer hep. C guarantee

The drugmaker is offering Scotland's NHS a money-back guarantee for Olysio patients.

Hep. C medication boosts J&J earnings

Hep. C medication boosts J&J earnings

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Hepatitis C medication Olysio contributed to the the 18% bump in Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales, but Gilead's new drug may diminish J&J's potential.

Harvoni's price is shaping the field

The regimen's anticipated average price of $80,000 is expected to determine how competitors stay competitive.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, September 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, September 19

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Lilly's weekly GLP-1 shot is approved, BI expands its lung-cancer portfolio, GSK's China investigation closes, NY proposed Sovaldi triage and India imposed price limits on 36 new medicines.

Rate of Sovaldi non-adherence points to need for patient support

Rate of Sovaldi non-adherence points to need for patient support

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A mélange of new treatments awaiting approval and a lack of patient support are driving down drug utilization for Gilead's HCV blockbuster, according to a new study.

Drug spend will continue to rise through 2023

Drug spend will continue to rise through 2023

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The numbers folks at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services anticipate sluggish growth in US healthcare spend, but prescriptions look ready to take off.

Roche has no rights to Sovaldi, panel rules

Despite a collaboration with original Sovaldi owner Pharmasset in 2004, a panel ruled Roche has no rights to HCV treatment Sovaldi.

 Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, August 15

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, August 15

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UK drug-cost watchdog backs Sovaldi, Achillion touts HCV interim results, Avastin's latest cancer indication, Ebola outbreak worsens, COPD drug gets panel nod, and study links quick reviews and black-box warnings.

Gilead, Merck HCV marketing battle may be on horizon

Gilead, Merck HCV marketing battle may be on horizon

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Disclosed in its earnings report yesterday, Gilead may have a card up its sleeve to counter Merck's experimental hep. C combo regimen.

J&J logs $19.5B in Q2 sales

J&J logs $19.5B in Q2 sales

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Hepatitis C medication Olysio was a star, but the company cautions competition is coming.

Vertex to submit CF drug combo to FDA this year

Vertex to submit CF drug combo to FDA this year

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Phase III results showing improved lung function among cystic fibrosis patients using a combination of Kalydeco and lumacaftor means drugmaker Vertex is filing the two-part drug for FDA approval during the fourth quarter.

Oregon seeks HCV Rx waiver

The Oregon Health Plan wants to keep hep. C medications Sovaldi and Olysio off its list of covered treatments.

Medicare to cover some hep. C screening

Patients have to be high-risk or Baby Boomers for coverage.

Sovaldi Rx are being filled, despite payer angst

Sovaldi Rx are being filled, despite payer angst

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Physicians tell Leerink most of their patients are receiving the drug. Rejections tend to be over off-label use.

Insurers struggle with Sovaldi angst

A report indicates that Sovaldi's high price may hurt health-insurance investors.

Merck adds heat to HCV competition

Merck adds heat to HCV competition

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Phase-II data show reduced hepatitis-C RNA levels among HIV-positive patients, the drugmaker shared at a medical meeting. Boehringer also released co-infection data.

AbbVie's all-oral HCV combo shines in trial

AbbVie's all-oral HCV combo shines in trial

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Data presented at a conference yesterday suggest AbbVie's all-oral regimen may be more effective than Gilead's at curing the virus in certain patients, but will it confer an edge?

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