Research & Development

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 2, 2017

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Teva reports lower-than-expected Q3 earnings; BI and Dicerna partner in NASH drug development; AstraZeneca's experimental asthma drug fails in Phase-III

Who's Getting Rich in Healthcare?

Who's Getting Rich in Healthcare?

Do you recall what President Trump tweeted right after Merck's Kenneth Frazier resigned from his American Manufacturing Council?

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Non-profit challenges Gilead's Sovaldi patent; The Medicines Company to cut hundreds of jobs; Amgen ends R&D for experimental CETP drug

Nonprofits focus attention on metastatic breast cancer this October

Nonprofits focus attention on metastatic breast cancer this October

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Susan G. Komen and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation are focusing on raising awareness and research money for the deadliest forms of the disease.

AI Drug Design Could Save Lives

AI Drug Design Could Save Lives

AI complements what we in pharma have always done best — respond to medical needs quickly and find solutions.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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A New York county sues drugmakers over opioid marketing; AstraZeneca files suit against GSK exec; Thermo Fisher acquires biologics firms

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Sanofi ties price increases to growth rate; Regeneron to target 7,000 docs on new eczema drug Dupixent; NIH and biotech execs meet White House officials

Pharma R&D partnerships are on the rise: report

Pharma R&D partnerships are on the rise: report

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This is likely due, in part, to the increasingly complex nature of new specialty drugs.

In Merck video, woman says a cure is the greatest invention

In Merck video, woman says a cure is the greatest invention

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The drugmaker's video asks people in New York and San Francisco about their ideas for great inventions.

Large teaching hospitals more prone to breaches

Large teaching hospitals more prone to breaches

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These facilities may be more prone to attack because there are more people at them with access to private patient data, whether to conduct medical research or educate new healthcare professionals.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, March 24, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, March 24, 2017

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Lilly to invest $850 million in the U.S.; President Trump gives GOP leaders ultimatum on healthcare bill; Pfizer, Merck KGaA receive FDA approval for Bavencio

Drugmakers target severe asthma patients with biologics, but payers raise pricing issue

Drugmakers target severe asthma patients with biologics, but payers raise pricing issue

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Biologics prompt asthma marketers to catch their collective breath as innovation has resulted in a rise of payer blockades and sky-high prices

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Researchers question relationship between R&D costs and drug prices; Alexa uses WebMD to answer health questions; lawmakers push GAO to investigate orphan drugs

When It Comes to the FDA, Does It All Come Down to Money?

When It Comes to the FDA, Does It All Come Down to Money?

In our struggle with the bean counters and the stockbrokers, can't we make patient needs a priority, too?

Is the Trump Administration the Cure the FDA Needs?

Is the Trump Administration the Cure the FDA Needs?

Finally, a Congress and president who see pharma as a resource and not a villain, Flaum writes.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Pharma industry remains focused on Alzheimer's, despite setbacks; few new diabetes drugs in development; the FDA issues complete response letter to Trevena

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, February 6, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, February 6, 2017

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Novo Nordisk CEO describes 'volatile' pricing environment; Lilly to cut 200 research and development jobs; pharma opts out of Super Bowl this year

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 9, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 9, 2017

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Takeda to acquire Ariad for $4.6 billion, Merck pairs with Incyte for Keytruda combo drug collaboration; Sanofi announces autoimmune research deal

QuintilesIMS taps Staub as head of R&D solutions

QuintilesIMS taps Staub as head of R&D solutions

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The merger of Quintiles and IMS Health closed in October.

Sermo and Everyday Health partner in advertising-research deal

Sermo and Everyday Health partner in advertising-research deal

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The partnership allows Sermo to expand the reach of its research initiatives and Everyday Health to scale its targeted advertising on the social platform.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Valeant is under federal investigation; Lilly's breast-cancer drug fails to meet efficacy criteria; new policy opens up medical research of marijuana

Pharma companies turn to wearables to improve R&D

Pharma companies turn to wearables to improve R&D

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Drugmakers and tech companies are developing wearables and using popular fitness trackers like the Fitbit in clinical trials to gain insights about Parkinson's Disease.

How Watson for Oncology is advancing cancer care

How Watson for Oncology is advancing cancer care

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IBM Watson Health's cognitive computing system for oncology tackles one of the leading causes of death worldwide and attempts to eradicate misdiagnoses.

Precision for Medicine acquires ACT Oncology

Precision for Medicine acquires ACT Oncology

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The scientific services company expands its portfolio to include expertise in oncology clinical studies.

Startup unveils tools to improve trial reproducibility

Startup unveils tools to improve trial reproducibility

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The newly launched tools aim to reduce the time and costs of marketing new drugs by "debugging" the lab environment.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Biden to lead "moonshot" to cure cancer; Pfizer/Allergan merger to create "best pipeline in the industry," CEO says; AMA invests in health tech startup

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, November 20

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, November 20

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AstraZeneca and Sanofi to share compounds in rare agreement; FDA advisory committee votes against bladder cancer drug; Allergan may buyer in Pfizer deal

Pharma CEOs defend R&D model to investors

Pharma CEOs defend R&D model to investors

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Executives at Eli Lilly, Merck and Biogen used the most recent earnings season to promote innovation and defend drug pricing.

Valeant's controversial model undergoing changes, says CEO

Valeant's controversial model undergoing changes, says CEO

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The drugmaker, which recently drew scrutiny from lawmakers, is planning to change some of its most contentious business practices. Experts say Valeant also needs to educate lawmakers and the public about the value of its medicines.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, August 18

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, August 18

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Biogen to map ALS genes with Ice Bucket Challenge funds; Merck seeks first-line indication for Keytruda; lawmaker criticizes FDA approval of OxyContin for children