Directing its reps to call on GPs with little to no opioid experience, Purdue introduced aggressive promotional tactics into the prescription opioid marketing playbook.
FDA issues new policies for compounded drugs; U.S. doctors test CRISPR on cancer patients for the first time; Palio merged into GSW
Sanofi to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion; Celgene to acquire Juno for $9 billion; Teva to lay off more than 200 in Philadelphia
Senate committee votes in favor of Azar as new HHS head; FDA and DoD launch breakthrough designation program; Walmart offers free opioid disposal solution
Novartis Oncology taps Pfizer exec as CEO; healthcare jobs become the largest source of U.S. employment; HHS nominee wary about drug-pricing negotiations
Takeda announces deals worth more than $1 billion; biotech and pharma investments reached $10.5 billion in 2017; prescriptions for nerve pain on the rise
Study: male docs earn more than female peers; new Michigan law tackles opioid crisis; study: some docs billed Medicare for most expensive patient visit type
FDA approves first Apple Watch health accessory; medical charity shared data with pharma donors; FDA approves opioid-addiction treatment
A mini wave of state-level rule-making has thrust the issue of restrictions on pharma payments to medical professionals back into the spotlight.
Senator investigates Alkermes' opioid-marketing tactics; FDA approves Roche cancer drugs; CVS to launch next-day delivery nationwide
The CDC has launched the first wave of its awareness campaign about prescription opioids.
Pfizer Q3 revenue driven by Prevnar sales; President Trump's opioid panel presents draft to combat crisis; Novartis seeks FDA approval for CAR-T therapy Kymriah
The FDA tells 75 opioid drugmakers to fund training efforts; epilepsy drug reduces seizure frequency; FDA approves Novo's fast-acting mealtime insulin
The FDA declines to approve an opioid and a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis; KKR closes WebMD buyout; 60% of teens have received the HPV vaccine
Express Scripts' Miller says new models needed to pay for CAR-T; FDA warns about Intercept drug deaths; CVS puts limits on opioid scripts
Insurers rarely require prior authorization for opioids; court of appeals voids J&J win in Advil ads suit; new California law to address drug pricing
One in 12 docs took payments from opioid makers; hospitals cut use of Isuprel and Nitropress after price hikes; AI helping develop ALS drugs
Biogen reports better-than-expected Spinraza sales; FDA to discuss opioid prescriptions with payers; UnitedHealth Group launches media review
The FDA suspends three Keytruda studies; drug and device makers gave $8 billion in payments to providers in 2016; Opdivo beat Yervoy in skin-cancer trial
The FDA plans public meeting to encourage generic competition; Mylan reportedly offered rebates to six Medicaid programs; Republicans to present draft bill for Obamacare replacement
Drugmakers are increasingly facing blame from regulators, lawmakers, and the public as the list of lawsuits and investigations at the state and local levels grows.
A New York county sues drugmakers over opioid marketing; AstraZeneca files suit against GSK exec; Thermo Fisher acquires biologics firms
Josephine Martin was previously EVP of public affairs at PhRMA.
Tesaro discloses price for new drug that differs from FDA-approved dosage; uniQure discontinues Glybera; O'Reilly leaves Fox
Pacira also recently announced a partnership with Johnson & Johnson to co-promote its pain injection for certain surgeries.
Novartis CAR-T drug receives priority review; addiction center's ad compares addiction to cancer; Arizona passes off-label law
The committee is seeking information about the companies' sales and marketing strategies.
Sanofi to sell five OTC drugs to Ipsen; Teva reports 33% revenue growth in Q4; Regeneron issued subpoena about support of nonprofits
Drugmakers promote new type of opioid with unproven results; Heritage execs charged for price-fixing generics; Pershing sells more Valeant shares
Chicago to require pharma reps to track their calls; GlaxoSmithKline joins Instagram; Lilly receives accelerated approval for cancer drug