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.
Drugmakers face increasing pressure on pricing from insurers and PBMs.
Doctors want the National Health Service to allow them to prescribe the oncology drug for wet age-related macular degeneration.
Assemblyman David Chiu's bill would publish a drug's R&D and related costs.
An NIH study shows possible limit to Lucentis's appeal.
CVS health execs write that cost of long-term specialty medications, not short-timers like Sovaldi, are a major worry.
The reason: higher prices and more services.
The health minister is threatening price-related legislation.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is too early to blame a sluggish economy for slow growth.
AbbVie's deal with the PBM Express Scripts has altered the dynamic in hepatitis C price-setting, writes Bloomberg.
More cost data for the file the latest data shows that up-front healthcare costs are prompting many patients to delay office visits.
The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics notes that developed markets remain a key driver.
The deal will cap the monthly price some patients may pay for medications such as Atripla.
Solutions for how to handle specialty medication costs are lacking, but the data around them shows a need for serious problem-solving.
Cigna said found paying for medications and hospitalizations were top healthcare concerns.
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.
The Department of Justice is looking into Medicaid pricing.
Switzerland is pushing Roche to lower its prices on Perjeta
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.
Diet and exercise can help some type-2 diabetes patients save around $500 in medical expenses every year.
UK drug-cost watchdog backs Sovaldi, Achillion touts HCV interim results, Avastin's latest cancer indication, Ebola outbreak worsens, COPD drug gets panel nod, and study links quick reviews and black-box warnings.
Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has followed through on its Kadcyla objections and has said Roche's breast cancer drug will remain off the National Health Services formulary because it is too expensive.
Medibid users auction up care in exchange for a low price.
Health insurer WellPoint found patients chose lower-priced MRIs when shown how much locations charged for the very same procedure, but the motivation is murky.
The decades-old drug is winning prescriptions through marketing, but has a free-pass when it comes to clinical trial data.
The PBM dropped 25 more drugs from its formulary.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel is looking into how three major pharmaceutical manufacturers decided to set minimum prices for their contact lenses.
Disclosed in its earnings report yesterday, Gilead may have a card up its sleeve to counter Merck's experimental hep. C combo regimen.
Prices for some generics are rising, thanks to limited competition.
UnitedHealthcare finds drug costs more than doubled.
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