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
Industry files petition over FDA off-label draft guidance; Marathon secures new DMD drug approval; Price confirmed as head of HHS
Trump wants to speed up drug approvals; Sanofi allergy drug gets OTC approval; Lilly ends final solanezumab trial
Trump says pharma is "getting away with murder"; Senate majority votes to repeal ACA; IBM Watson Health and FDA to study blockchain technology
Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act into law; the FDA approved 19 new drugs in 2016; Sanofi in talks to acquire Actelion
J&J in talks to buy Actelion; Novo Nordisk pulls ads on Breitbart News; Takeda to market Ninlaro in Europe
Expect major changes in the way the FDA does business with drug companies after the Trump administration takes over in January.
The FDA asked questions about the risks and benefits of allowing off-label communications.
Bayer submits Stivarga to FDA for liver-cancer indication; emails show FDA's divisiveness over Duchenne drug approval; insurers want new president to address ACA financial risks
Mylan was slammed by people unable to afford its lifesaving EpiPen injection device following a price hike — its response was seen as too little, too late.
Policymakers respond to a crisis and every crisis has to have a villain. Unfortunately, today pharma is the villain.
BIO launches ad campaign defending drugmakers; GSK's experimental COPD drug reduces flare-ups in patients; NY attorney general to investigate Mylan
Walgreens Boots partners with PBM; Clinton proposes mental health plan; BI and Qualcomm to develop connected inhaler
A new bill exempting CME reporting gains physician support; NYT op-ed calls Opdivo DTC ad "misleading;" Valeant to sell non-core assets worth $8 billion
Sales of Gilead's HCV drugs fall; the DNC policy platform criticized price gouging; Janssen partners with Bristol-Myers Squibb on Opdivo combo drug
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offer clear contrasts on the issues of the Affordable Care Act, entitlement reform, and drug pricing.
DTC is facing a new test from physicians and politicians. Here's why critics fear a deluge, and how they're pushing back.
Executives at Eli Lilly, Merck and Biogen used the most recent earnings season to promote innovation and defend drug pricing.
Innovator companies want the FDA to adopt separate names for biosimilars. Manufacturing changes aren't drastic enough to make it necessary, experts argued at an FTC workshop.
The FDA wants to know how physician attitudes towards direct-to-consumer advertising have evolved since the agency last asked them, in 2002. If a snap poll by CMI/Compas is any indication, drug companies probably won't like the answers.
BIO chief Jim Greenwood talks policy priorities and previews the group's International Convention, now underway in Chicago.
The White House released its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year this morning, and while it gives a modest boost to Health and Human Services, it also seeks to extract more cost savings from pharmas.
Acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner seems on track for confirmation, with the blessings of all industry stakeholders
Eight members of the Supreme Court heard testimony in the case of FTC v. Actavis this morning, and the fate of so-called "pay for delay" settlements hangs in the balance.
In a big win for the device industry, Senators voted overwhelmingly on a symbolic— but politically potent—motion to scrap the 2.3% device excise tax.
The November elections were arguably the most important for healthcare policy in 40 years, cementing, as they did, the Affordable Care Act by awarding President Obama a second term. But with all eyes glued to the drama at the top of the ticket, many missed a major Congressional upset that could have big implications for healthcare policy.
From FDA and pharma, to Caronia and off-label communication, three healthcare policy experts offer their take on what 2013 holds in store.
President Obama has cemented his greatest legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, but the status quo should prove anything but boring, with implementation of the law sure to mean more political fireworks
Barack Obama edged Mitt Romney in fundraising from pharmas in the 2012 election, even as the industry favored Republicans in other contests. Were change-weary drug companies voting for the status quo?
Solo practitioners favor Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by a two-to-one ratio, a survey finds, suggesting that changes in reimbursement driven by Obamacare are driving physicians' presidential preferences.
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