Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Novartis forecasts slower growth in 2017; Actelion reports trial failure for PAH drug; HHS nominee Tom Price denies conflict of interest claims

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Valeant to sell stomach-drug business for $10 billion; Pfizer reports growth in third quarter; sales of hep.-C drugs drive revenue down for Gilead Sciences

Study: Patients with marketplace health plans spend less on medications

Study: Patients with marketplace health plans spend less on medications


Employer-insured enrollees spend more on prescriptions than health-insurance exchange enrollees, but the groups spend the same amount of money when it comes to specialty medications, a study shows.

NFL players promote Healthcare.gov

HHS says the government and Seattle Seahawks discussed the PSA soon after the 2014 Superbowl win.

2013 healthcare spending crept upwards

2013 healthcare spending crept upwards


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is too early to blame a sluggish economy for slow growth.

High deductibles, costs keep patients away

High deductibles, costs keep patients away


More cost data for the file the latest data shows that up-front healthcare costs are prompting many patients to delay office visits.

HHS dials back ACA enrollment forecast

The CBO projected 13 million enrolled in 2015, but its projections were based before final 2014 numbers were in.

Healthcare.gov reboot has new features

Patients will now be able to compare plans and identify ones that have disease-specific programs.

Drug spend will continue to rise through 2023

Drug spend will continue to rise through 2023


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.

White House proposes Hobby Lobby alternative

A proposal by the Obama administration Friday seeks to keep contraception accessible and coverage approval at arm's length for employees of religious non-profits.

Employers like "skinny" health plans

These healthcare plans allow employees and employers to avoid ACA penalties but provide little coverage.

Healthcare.gov price rises

The cost of fixing healthcare.gov is hovering at around $1 billion, up from the $677-million figure quoted in December

Court invalidates some healthcare subsidies

The lawsuit has been wending its way through the courts for a while, and, although it is being deliberated in several other venues, the decision is part of a legal dispute that puts patients in the 36 states offering federal exchanges in limbo.

CMS site guides patients through insurance coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched a new site Monday to help patients understand how to use their health coverage.

Youthful insured not triggering cost spike

Youthful insured not triggering cost spike


An early look at healthcare reforms impact indicates that allowing children to stay on a parent's healthcare plan until they turned 26 did not translate into higher use of medical care, but did lower out-of-pocket healthcare costs for the 19-25 age group.

Healthcare.gov round 2 suggestions

Healthcare.gov round 2 suggestions


The Urban Institute Health Policy Center says putting money behind call centers and person-to-person contact will increase insurance enrollments among Hispanics.

Healthcare reform lawsuits continue

With just days before the enrollment deadline, courts are pulsing with legal opposition to heatlhcare reform insurance subsidies.

HHS extends insurance deadline

The March 31 deadline for health insurance is not the be-all-and-end-all, while a survey found that 50% of the uninsured intend to stay that way.

Young adult ACA enrollment holds steady

Around 25% of 18-34 year-olds have signed up for coverage. Obama's FunnyorDie appearance drives HHS traffic.

Healthcare reform transforms hospital policies

Hospitals are contemplating financial incentives—as in fines or less support—for patients who could have signed up for health insurance but opted not to.

HHS releases exchange enrollment data

The program has yet to reach magnet status among cheaper, youthful patients.

Olympics will feature healthcare reform ads

HHS has bought airtime in markets with high numbers of uninsured patients.

Birth control football remains in play

The White House has until Friday to issue a response to a Supreme Court injunction that temporarily eased birth-control coverage requirements.

Healthcare Reform impact TBD

Coverage is required, but the new year kicks off with new patients and a lot of loose ends.

Rx spending to grow 5.2% next year: CMS

A recent government forecast shows the Affordable Care Act is expected to give drugmakers a boost that will grow over time.

Sebelius to be grilled by Congressional committee

The HHS Secretary has some positive enrollment stats to share, but sentiment shows she and Obama need some reputation rehab.

White House proposes insurance fix

The president says current subscribers will be able to keep their plans.

Healthcare.gov to invite applicants in stages

Site fixes are reported to lag, but CMS plans on inviting consumers to give Healthcare.gov another go.

ACA enrollment misses target

Official numbers are pending, but Reuters notes enrollment appears to be just 3% of the government's goal.

CMS tech guru is out

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services won't say if the change is connected to Healthcare.gov's bumpy launch.


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Pharma faces its 'oh, shit' moment

In his keynote address at the MM&M Transforming Healthcare conference, Dr. Gautam Gulati says the industry is being outpaced by its innovation.

Merck, Takeda execs: Is AI the new bad app?

One executive referred to AI as a "black box" and as the "Tower of Babel."

Value-based care requires innovators to challenge the status quo

Execs stressed the importance of collaboration, consumer-mindedness.

Admetsys wins the 2017 MM&M Startup Showdown

The artificial pancreas can provide value to the health system.

Top 40 Healthcare Transformers

MM&M honors 40 upstarts and veteran innovation gurus.

Top 10 Innovation Catalysts

For the first time MM&M honors a group of 10 agency execs.