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.
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.
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.
Despite a collaboration with original Sovaldi owner Pharmasset in 2004, a panel ruled Roche has no rights to HCV treatment Sovaldi.
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.
Disclosed in its earnings report yesterday, Gilead may have a card up its sleeve to counter Merck's experimental hep. C combo regimen.
Hepatitis C medication Olysio was a star, but the company cautions competition is coming.
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.
The Oregon Health Plan wants to keep hep. C medications Sovaldi and Olysio off its list of covered treatments.
Patients have to be high-risk or Baby Boomers for coverage.
Physicians tell Leerink most of their patients are receiving the drug. Rejections tend to be over off-label use.
A report indicates that Sovaldi's high price may hurt health-insurance investors.
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.
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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