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Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, April 21

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, April 21

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Teva proposes acquisition of Mylan; start-up offers BRCA testing for $249; Botox receives another label expansion

US drug spending shows reliance on specialty Rx

US drug spending shows reliance on specialty Rx

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Americans spent 13.1% more on prescription medications in 2014 than they did in 2013, but recent launches indicate competition in the specialty drug space is going to heat up.

High cancer costs associated with better outcomes

High cancer costs associated with better outcomes

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Researchers say countries that spend the most on cancer care have better outcomes, but the explanation behind improved mortality is not clear.

FDA will study the impact prices have on Rx purchases

The study will include DTC and DTP advertising.

ASCO wants to talk value when talking cancer

ASCO wants to talk value when talking cancer

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An American Society of Clinical Oncology report shows the organization wants healthcare professionals to think in terms of value.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 19

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A Florida Congressman introduced a bill that would expand patent protections; Novo Nordisk expects to increase diabetes medication prices; AbbVie expanded its Alzheimer's research

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, March 17

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, March 17

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Interim results show cancer drug Imbruvica works well with other treatments; two studies show pricey new HCV medications are cost effective; the American College of Physicians wants less cardiac testing

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 12

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 12

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The SEC said some company drug prices can be made public, 23andMe launched an R&D division, and Public Citizen is asking the FDA to withdraw a proposal it says will undermine drug safety information.

Report: US drug spending jumped 13% in 2014

Report: US drug spending jumped 13% in 2014

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PBM Express Scripts said last year's trends reflect a major shift in how the pharmaceutical industry does business and that generics are not the bargain they once were.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, March 10

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, March 10

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HCV drugs and other specialty medications drove a 13% increase in last year's prescription spending, the CBO overestimated just how much healthcare reform would cost, and an FDA panel voted 17-0 in favor of Kythera's drug that can reduce double chins.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday March 3

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday March 3

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NICE greenlights Harvoni for Britain's national formulary, Pacira received a CRL instead of an expanded indication and Novo's latest diabetes outreach focuses on patients instead of drug brands.

Oncologist's petition is latest salvo, as drug-pricing issue rises to new prominence

Oncologist's petition is latest salvo, as drug-pricing issue rises to new prominence

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Drugmakers face increasing pressure on pricing from insurers and PBMs.

UK doctors lobby for off-label Avastin use

Doctors want the National Health Service to allow them to prescribe the oncology drug for wet age-related macular degeneration.

California ponders drug pricing reveal

Assemblyman David Chiu's bill would publish a drug's R&D and related costs.

Study shows Lucentis at Eylea disadvantage

Study shows Lucentis at Eylea disadvantage

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An NIH study shows possible limit to Lucentis's appeal.

Specialty medications have PBMs on edge

Specialty medications have PBMs on edge

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CVS health execs write that cost of long-term specialty medications, not short-timers like Sovaldi, are a major worry.

CDC: diabetes patient costs have doubled

The reason: higher prices and more services.

Ireland takes hard line on Rx prices

The health minister is threatening price-related legislation.

2013 healthcare spending crept upwards

2013 healthcare spending crept upwards

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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.

High deductibles, costs keep patients away

High deductibles, costs keep patients away

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More cost data for the file the latest data shows that up-front healthcare costs are prompting many patients to delay office visits.

World projected to spend $1T on drugs in 2018

World projected to spend $1T on drugs in 2018

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The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics notes that developed markets remain a key driver.

Cigna lowers price of some HIV medications

The deal will cap the monthly price some patients may pay for medications such as Atripla.

Specialty prescription costs hurt across the board

Specialty prescription costs hurt across the board

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Solutions for how to handle specialty medication costs are lacking, but the data around them shows a need for serious problem-solving.

Nearly half of consumers wary of healthcare costs, insurer finds

Nearly half of consumers wary of healthcare costs, insurer finds

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Cigna said found paying for medications and hospitalizations were top healthcare concerns.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, September 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, September 19

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Lilly's weekly GLP-1 shot is approved, BI expands its lung-cancer portfolio, GSK's China investigation closes, NY proposed Sovaldi triage and India imposed price limits on 36 new medicines.

DOJ eyes Ranbaxy pricing

The Department of Justice is looking into Medicaid pricing.

Switzerland wants lower drug prices

Switzerland is pushing Roche to lower its prices on Perjeta

Drug spend will continue to rise through 2023

Drug spend will continue to rise through 2023

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The numbers folks at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services anticipate sluggish growth in US healthcare spend, but prescriptions look ready to take off.

Study: move more, eat less, save $500

Diet and exercise can help some type-2 diabetes patients save around $500 in medical expenses every year.

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