Therapeutic Focus

Therapeutic Focus Advaxis, Farrah Fawcett Foundation collaborate to develop anal cancer drug

Advaxis, Farrah Fawcett Foundation collaborate to develop anal cancer drug

The biotech company is working with the foundation and Brown University to develop new regimens for the socially stigmatized condition.

Therapeutic Focus Top 25 orphan drugs, by 2015 global sales

Top 25 orphan drugs, by 2015 global sales

Roche's Rituxan generated $7.3 billion in sales in 2015, making it the top-selling orphan drug.

Therapeutic Focus Rare disease drugs facing questions over prices, incentives

Rare disease drugs facing questions over prices, incentives

With drugs treating rare diseases priced at sky-high levels, can the healthcare system shoulder the financial burden they impose?

Therapeutic Focus New cardiovascular drugs raise concerns about pricing, efficacy

New cardiovascular drugs raise concerns about pricing, efficacy

With the huge advances in treatment comes a raft of concerns, among them daunting pricing pressures.

Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus: Neurology

Therapeutic Focus: Neurology

The neurology space is gearing up to shake free of its decade-long stagnancy, with sector leaders and runners-up alike angling to push the boundaries. What that means: Imminent advances in genetic sequencing, targeted treatments and diagnostics, all designed to get to the biological root of neurological disorders. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen explains

Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus: Vaccines

Therapeutic Focus: Vaccines

Vaccines are in vogue and practically taunting pharma with the potential of blockbuster price tags. But while big companies reign in the sector—largely due to cost- and resource-related barriers of entry—a handful of smaller players are taking a stab at creating vaccines for a narrowing field of unmet diseases, like RSV and C. diff. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen reports

Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus: Women's Health

Therapeutic Focus: Women's Health

From hormone-replacement therapies to super-effective breast-cancer drugs to the so-called female Viagra, innovation within the women's health category has accelerated in recent months.

Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus: Infectious Diseases

Therapeutic Focus: Infectious Diseases

While advances in the treatment of hep.-C have been well noted, the infectious-diseases space has seen considerably less innovation than many other therapeutic areas. Given the stubbornness of superbugs like MRSA and growing antibiotic resistance, the healthcare industry has finally turned its attention to the category. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen outlines the potential threats and solutions

Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus: Autoimmune

Therapeutic Focus: Autoimmune

Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus: Respiratory

Therapeutic Focus: Respiratory

The respiratory field, in which several launches are under way, is branching out, from long-time dominant fixed-dose combinations to a therapeutic arsenal that includes biologics and gene therapy. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen investigates the innovation and the intrigue

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