Today's cancer therapies have an unlikely champion in their corner: the immune system. Scientists are training the natural disease defender to KO cancer for good—and pharma companies are drooling over the flashy premium prices and commercial success of marketed immunotherapies, which have ignited vigorous pipeline work. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen surveys the $32-billion US cancer segment
The agency approved Sanofi's and Regeneron's Praluent, one of the most hyped new drugs of 2015.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb reported a dip in US sales for the second quarter of 2015 but noted higher uptake for its immunoncology drug, Opdivo.
Oncologists criticize cancer drug prices; Mylan exercises option to fend off Teva takeover; Valeant buys IBS diagnostic in latest acquisition
A next-generation cardiovascular drug is expected to be approved this week, but concerns abound about who will take it—and how much it will cost.
The new campaign seeks to connect with millennial women.
Robert Ingram sounds off on drug transparency laws in WSJ op-ed; patients with certain forms of leukemia went into complete remission after taking Amgen's cancer drug; Eli Lilly's future in Alzheimer's disease pinned to new data surfacing this week
The backlash to expensive specialty medications has forced the drug industry to partner up to prove the benefits of their medicines in the real world, according to a PwC analysis.
The restructuring is expected to simplify the drugmaker's organization.
Harvoni is now prescribed more than Sovaldi; healthcare group says new hepatitis-C drugs are cost-effective; Roche antibody shrank tumors in certain bladder-cancer patients
21st Century Cures legislation passes the House; Novartis's heart-failure drug may launch with "beyond the pill" services; Purdue and GSK are working on using Apple's ResearchKit; the FDA issues warning letter on co-pay card
An FDA advisory panel will discuss the fate of Lilly's investigational lung-cancer antibody, necitumumab, which improved overall survival incrementally but also had one late-stage trial halted due to an "imbalanced number of deaths" attributed to blood clots.
An analysis by a state insurance trade group forecast that paying for new HCV treatments could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
The Boston-based biotech saw its novel cystic-fibrosis drug, Orkambi, receive approval, but it could face an uphill climb in convincing payers to pay for it.
Vertex's cystic-fibrosis drug scores approval; Bloomberg Business analysis finds competitive product categories attract the most marketing dollars; Allergan makes a deal with developmental medical-device company
Vertex's cystic-fibrosis drug approval likely to come this week; Roche's multiple-sclerosis treatment hits primary and secondary endpoints; Regeneron/Sanofi debut film about high cholesterol
A new Novartis drug shows promise; Samsung Group is poised to move on its next major growth sector; Valeant Pharmaceuticals is on the hunt again
Clinical trial results for experimental antidotes to oral anticoagulants Pradaxa and Eliquis indicate they reverse blood thinners in a short time.
AstraZeneca, DigitasLBI New York take top prize in pharma category at Cannes Lions Health; Teva buys a stake in Mylan; Shire tops pharma reputation survey.
AstraZeneca's "Take it from a Fish" took the top prize.
Teva loses Copaxone patent suit; Oncologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center developed cancer drug cost calculator; Bayer will invest $4.5 billion in R&D in the coming year.
The effort is part of the consultancy's Startup Challenge that pairs health neophytes with mentors.
The Japan-based drugmaker recast its global organization in hopes of ensuring that emerging molecules make a smoother transition to market.
Allergan acquires double-chin treatment manufacturer, Kythera, for $2.1 billion; Valeant eyes acquisition of Egyptian drugmaker; worldwide drug sales could reach $1 trillion by 2020
Speakers at Klick Health's event criticized, lauded the role of technology in healthcare.
The drugmaker and university will work together to develop new treatments for eye-related diseases like age-related macular degeneration.
Novo Nordisk replaces Sanofi as the top marketer of metabolic drugs; Actavis changed its name to Allergan; access to Medicare Part D has not reduced overall Medicare costs
An FDA letter says there was no need to go to court but experts tell MM&M this lawsuit highlights an issue that is bigger than a single pill.
As US pharma continued its quest for a Grand Prix at the Lions Health international festival of creativity, MM&M went on location to Cannes, France. Missed our coverage from June? Now, we're giving you an opportunity to catch up on some of what you missed. Download our e-book on the two-day festival, recapping the event, rounding up the best of the speakers, offering perspective and listing all of the winners. Click here to download.
The most recent MM&M Skill Sets Live event surveyed a range of issues relating to one of the hottest promotional spaces in healthcare. Speakers and panelists at the morning-long session, including promotional- and multichannel-minded executives from GSK, Epocrates, Treato and Montefiore Medical Center, weighed in on topics designed to help marketers demystify the challenges associated with non-personal promotion. Click here.