A mini wave of state-level rule-making has thrust the issue of restrictions on pharma payments to medical professionals back into the spotlight.
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier's exit from a presidential manufacturing council may go down as one of the most principled stands by the CEO of a major U.S. company, let alone a drugmaker.
Lawmakers delay healthcare bill vote; Merck affected by cyberattack; more young people are having strokes
Novartis drug prevents heart attacks and strokes, per trial; Senate lawmakers unveil healthcare bill; Pfizer receives CRL for Epogen biosimilar
The FDA asks Endo to take opioid off the market; Lilly partners with Swiss biotech; House committee advances PDUFA bill — without off-label provision
The ad-tax deduction is likely once again on the table.
GOP unveils ACA replacement; Trump is working on new drug-pricing system; researchers to study thousands of immunotherapies
Linzess prescriptions increased after new DTC ads; new ACA draft is hidden from lawmakers; Roche's breast-cancer combo drug reports positive results
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Industry files petition over FDA off-label draft guidance; Marathon secures new DMD drug approval; Price confirmed as head of HHS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.