Amgen's osteoporosis drug set back by safety issue; new FDA digital biz to hire 13 engineers; Celgene's MS drug bests Avonex in trial
FDA approves Merck/Lilly combo for lung cancer; new PhRMA requirements result in expulsion of 22 members; Pfizer to pay Sangamo $7 million for gene therapy programs
GSK warns Advair generic competition may affect business in 2017; Lilly plans to meet FDA about baricitinib; FDA warns companies selling 'illegal' products
QuintilesIMS partners with Salesforce; the E.U. to decide on new EMA location by June; drugmakers boost lobbying dollars in Q1
Gilead receives approval to market Harvoni, Sovaldi to adolescents; OncoMed ends mid-stage trials for pancreatic cancer drug; researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose
Opdivo/Yervoy combination shows improved survival for melanoma patients in trial; global immunotherapy market likely to reach $75 billion by 2022; Mylan expands EpiPen recall
Novartis' heart-failure drug fails in clinical trial; Sanofi, Regeneron file Dupixent patent suit; FDA approves Newron's Xadago for PD
Study finds SGLT-2 inhibitors lowered risk of death; former FDA commissioners raise drug importation issues; Bayer, J&J's Xarelto lowered VTE risk in study
Amgen said it would offer payers a refund for patients who have a heart attack or stroke while taking the PCSK9 inhibitor.
Gilead exec blames PBMs for high drug prices; Google uses AI to detect signs of breast cancer; Sanofi and Regeneron drug effective in treating eczema
In our struggle with the bean counters and the stockbrokers, can't we make patient needs a priority, too?
Ten drugmakers seek to exclude pricing information from proxy ballots; roughly 85% of patient advocacy groups get industry funding; Juno halts lead CAR-T project
Pharma execs raise concerns about Trump's plans for the FDA; Merck ends study of experimental Alzheimer's drug; Amgen seeks new indication for Blincyto
Teva CEO steps down; Mylan to pay $96.5 million to settle pay-for-delay claims; Merck files Keytruda with the FDA for bladder cancer
Trial finds that Repatha reduces risk of heart attack and stroke; California measure would ban drug coupons in some cases; Takeda to limit price increases
Transportation barriers can limit patient involvement in clinical trials.
Novartis forecasts slower growth in 2017; Actelion reports trial failure for PAH drug; HHS nominee Tom Price denies conflict of interest claims
Despite their blockbuster status and distinction as the world's most widely prescribed class of drugs, statins may not be the best option for all patients with elevated low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.
GSK's two-drug combo for HIV has positive Phase-III results; the FDA approves glucose system that doesn't use finger pricking; Rite Aid to sell stores
Drugmakers promote new type of opioid with unproven results; Heritage execs charged for price-fixing generics; Pershing sells more Valeant shares
BMS to pay $19.5 million to settle marketing violations for Abilify; AstraZeneca to cut 700 U.S. jobs; Trump reportedly considering Jim O'Neill to lead FDA
The drugmaker is using Propeller Health's sensor technology to find new ways to improve adherence in clinical studies.
The FDA approves new indication for Jardiance; Novartis' CAR-T therapy eliminates leukemia in 82% of patients in trial; doctors report risks associated with immunotherapy
How VR, nanotechnology, and 3D printing could improve the value of healthcare; 100 experimental therapies in late-stage clinical trials; Kite Pharma plans "controlled" launch of CAR-T therapy
Here's a look at 100 experimental therapies in late-stage clinical trials.
Lilly's experimental Alzheimer's drug fails in another trial; two more patients die during trial for Juno's CAR-T therapy; NEJM launches platform in China
Intarcia submits diabetes drug-delivery pump for FDA approval; Shire to build rare-disease innovation hub; AstraZeneca to resume durvalumab trials
Novartis to delay clinical trials of contact lens for diabetes patients; the ADA calls for hearings on insulin pricing; Vice launches healthcare channel
J&J's experimental RA drug has mixed results in clinical trial; Novartis reportedly considers buying generics maker; Donald Trump names healthcare transition team leader
FDA solicits public comment to study online character space limit; Biogen's Spinraza shows positive results in SMA study; Valeant cuts earnings forecast
Jeanne Martel, president and partner at ClinicalMind, highlights her company's vision and role in communication and technology with MM&M's Jaimy Lee. This video was sponsored by ClinicalMind.
Amgen's Kyprolis fails to best Velcade in trial; diabetes drugs have lower than average FDA approval rate; Bayer's derm business draws interest
Anthem and Cigna accuse each other of violating merger terms; Alzheimer's experimental drug fails late-stage study; study calls for new approach to eradicate global epidemics
The organization said it used Facebook to identify participants for a study designed to identify biomarkers associated with Parkinson's disease.
Drugmakers routinely pay ghostwriters to write industry-funded research articles; Horizon to buy Raptor for $800 million; WellDoc partners with J&J
Only one new osteoporosis drug has been approved over the last six years.
OncoGenex's prostate cancer drug fails in clinical trial; Aetna to exit exchanges in 11 states; pregnant women taking acetaminophen have higher risks for their children
Valeant is under federal investigation; Lilly's breast-cancer drug fails to meet efficacy criteria; new policy opens up medical research of marijuana
Novo Nordisk attributes slow growth to biosimilars, pricing; Dentsu acquires majority stake in Merkle; AZ lung cancer drug fails late-stage trial
The event technology platform plans to integrate a conference note-taking app developed by AstraZeneca and DigitasLBi.
Researchers test Zika vaccine; Aetna contacts doctors who prescribe high rates of opioids; half of pediatric trials are never published or completed
The FDA declines to approve Novartis biosimilar; GSK partners with Apple's ResearchKit; drugmakers partner with Lyft for clinical trial participants
The FDA expands use for Pfizer's Prevnar 13 vaccine; an FDA panel votes in support of Novartis biosimilar; U.S. healthcare spending rises 5.5% in 2015
A new Sanofi combination diabetes drug meets clinical trial targets; IBM partners with the American Diabetes Association; Dr. Reddy's to buy eight Teva drugs
Drugmakers and tech companies are developing wearables and using popular fitness trackers like the Fitbit in clinical trials to gain insights about Parkinson's Disease.
Novartis plans new trials for Entresto; U.S. spending on mental health topped $201 billion in 2013; the FDA approves Roche's immunotherapy drug
Novartis CEO under pressure to restore investor confidence; Orexigen terminates obesity drug; startup invests in shaky cholesterol-drug class
Companies spend $2 billion per year recruiting patients for clinical trials. A survey of 702 adults, conducted from December 2015 to January 2016, points to a need for more awareness.
Monique Levy, who's spent more than a decade helping drugmakers understand technology shifts, has joined PatientsLikeMe, the online discussion platform for people with chronic illness.
The scientific services company expands its portfolio to include expertise in oncology clinical studies.
Valeant CEO reportedly tells staffers that the worst is behind them; Sanofi hires chief medical officer from Novartis; PhRMA CEO says pricing debate is misinformed
The regulator's reliance on double-blind, placebo-controlled trials with exhaustive inclusion and exclusion criteria is incompatible with today's precision medicine.
Welcome to the mobile era for clinical trials, in which phone and tablet technology promise to upend a costly and unwieldy process.
New PhRMA CEO issues policy strategy; study assess patient response to immuno-oncology drugs; Twitter may be an effective way to talk about clinical trials
Technology executives discussed how pharma companies can leverage social media to better engage with patients online.
Physicians like mobile and they prefer the iPhone to Android devices — and that knowledge is changing the way drugmakers promote their products online.
Senate approves Califf as FDA commissioner; one-fifth of published trial data is used for "marketing trials;" Valeant CEO Pearson is on the mend
The newly launched tools aim to reduce the time and costs of marketing new drugs by "debugging" the lab environment.
Twenty percent of publicly funded cancer clinical trials don't enroll enough patients; KaloBios files for bankruptcy; a new MS campaign in Australia uses bicycles
Certain insulins are comparable; Public Citizen criticizes Cures provision on orphan-drug exclusivity; the FDA approves Kanuma
AstraZeneca plans to incorporate a mobile app that gathers information about side effects in three clinical trials studying an experimental combination therapy for ovarian cancer.
Aggressive treatment of blood pressure reduces deaths; AstraZeneca's experimental lupus drug cut disease activity in trial; Sophiris Bio reports results for enlarged prostate drug
GSK partners with other drugmakers to bolster pipeline; Pfizer makes deal in South Africa for Prevnar 13; the FDA issues guidance on HIV biologic development
Therapy and low-dose drugs found to aid schizophrenia patients more than just antipsychotics; Clinton calls for investigations into drug price increases; Bayer issues RFP for AOR for consumer care brands
The NIH plans to fund fewer but more meaningful studies; the FDA asks for more data about AstraZeneca diabetes drug; payers continue to deny coverage for new hep.-C treatments
Lilly stops trial for experimental heart drug; Turing misses deadline to respond to lawmakers about price increase of Daraprim; the FDA expands indication for Opdivo
Califf reportedly removes name from research questioning FDA oversight of clinical trials; Express Scripts to cover both PCSK9 inhibitors; trial for experimental cancer drug halted after patient death
A GSK manager said that bringing digital devices to clinical trials could lower the cost of bringing medicines to patients.
By equipping patients with biosensors, wearable devices and mobile apps, clinical R&D teams have the opportunity to gain unprecedented insight about the patient experience.
PhRMA hires Ubl as CEO; two drugs report superior results in kidney-cancer trials compared to the standard of care; Novo Nordisk's shares rise on Tresiba approval
Craig Rothenberg joined Turing as its first comms chief less than two months ago.
As the value proposition of real-world data to drugmakers becomes increasingly attractive, services companies are partnering to capitalize on the opportunity.
Longtime ICC leader Viviano moves to the client side to help the start-up build its marketing team and become a commercial contender.
Sprout's controversial sexual-desire drug receives FDA approval; prescription-drug coverage impacts cash sales at Walmart; Mylan warned about manufacturing violations
State attorneys general accused the drugmaker of violating state consumer protection laws.
Biogen to map ALS genes with Ice Bucket Challenge funds; Merck seeks first-line indication for Keytruda; lawmaker criticizes FDA approval of OxyContin for children
Purdue Pharma launched a new resource around the abuse-deterrent properties of some of its painkillers.
GSK studying Breo Ellipta in lung-cancer patients; researchers develop strains of yeast for painkillers in a lab; Wolters Kluwer acquires CME provider
ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, has appointed Porter Novelli to manage its corporate comms account, PRWeek understands.
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While social media can be a tool for pharma to help educate the public, it has also become a forum for the public to express their views about pharma, and it's not always flattering, as evidenced by the recent antivaccine movement.
The media company said orphan drugs and specialty medicines, like PCSK9 inhibitors, will drive the company's business going forward.
J&J turns to digital marketing in China; GSK closes North Carolina facility; Kim Kardashian West's promotion of Diclegis increased online conversations about the brand
The company acquired Tea Leaves Health for $30 million to diversify its business.
"Me-too" drugs may help lower costs; start-ups send doctors to your home; the FDA is likely to appeal the Amarin ruling
By breaking down traditional organizational silos to bring together the chief medical officer and the chief marketing officer, companies can unite the forces of clinical best practices with direct-to-consumer response marketing.
The decision, a setback for the FDA, allows the drugmaker to move forward with plans to legally promote some off-label information.
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CVS excludes 31 drugs including Viagra from its 2016 formulary; Sanofi partners with Evotec on stem-cell treatment development; primary-care physicians may hesitate to prescribe Truvada for PrEP
Allergan executives attributed strong sales of branded products to recent investments in direct-to-consumer advertising.
AstraZeneca signs two immuno-oncology collaboration deals; UK cost watchdog goes after Pfizer over epilepsy medication price tag; Boston Globe reports drugmakers are funneling more money through CME programs
Findings of a new report suggest ways pharma should rethink its commercial and R&D decisions in light of improved survival rates associated with some cancers.
The drugmaker, which sells prostate-cancer treatment Xtandi, wants social-media users to help spread the word about the disease
The FDA updates Gilenya's label over definite case of PML; generic drug companies are consolidating for negotiating power; the FDA revises guidance on DTC risk information
Recent deals show these companies are expanding their EHR networks, and the number of physicians who gain access to copay coupons, vouchers and other forms of assistance.
Eylea's robust second quarter of sales can be attributed in part to its ability to erase market share of competitors.
Shire offers to buy Baxalta for $30 billion; CVS reports strong sales in specialty pharmacy; Reuters reports that new drug launches hit 17-year high in 2014
The PBM said AstraZeneca's diabetes medications Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR will not be covered next year.
From evolving healthcare laws to social engagement, litigation crises to media relations, McKesson's PR chief is hands-on in efforts to enhance the brand's image.
Shire buys Foresight Biotherapeutics for $300 million; Novartis sold off three investigational drugs into Mereo BioPharma; new blood thinners linked to 8,000 deaths since 2010