Managed Markets

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 23

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 23

Express Scripts takes aim at high-priced cancer drugs; FDA panel recommends approval for Astellas orphan drug; GSK Ebola Vaccine could touch down in Liberia as early as next week.

AbbVie to discount HCV drugs for state HIV programs

A deal struck by the drugmaker calls for state HIV programs to access its HCV combo, Viekira Pak, at a significant discount.

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.

Gilead may be forced to discount hep. C pills

AbbVie's deal with the PBM Express Scripts has altered the dynamic in hepatitis C price-setting, writes Bloomberg.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, December 22

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, December 22

Express Scripts taps AbbVie hep. C drug as exclusive option; AZ first-in-class cancer drug approved; Cubist gains OK for superbug fighter.

Omeros prepares US launch of Omidria

Transitional pass-through reimbursement status clears way for commercialization.

Everyday Health adds payer expert

The media company has added managed-markets expertise to its roster, bringing on the former head of IMS Health's global payer/provider division.

CVS changes name

Parent company CVS Caremark is changing its name to better reflect "its broader health care commitment."

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

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

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.

Employers like "skinny" health plans

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

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