As with most drug pricing battles, patients yet again are caught in the crossfire.
With pharma facing ongoing scrutiny of its pricing practices, medical marketers are increasingly asked to demonstrate the superior value of new therapies. High-profile candidates in immunology, pain management, and melanoma challenge marketers well in advance of launch.
Amazon's ability to attract other employers makes its healthcare coalition very formidable, experts sayFebruary 01, 2018
Details are vague, but the e-commerce giant indicated it's serious about getting into healthcare.
Senate committee votes in favor of Azar as new HHS head; FDA and DoD launch breakthrough designation program; Walmart offers free opioid disposal solution
Merck's Keytruda combo therapy succeeds in Phase-III lung cancer trial; FDA launches pilot to address trial transparency; Spark's Luxturna overpriced, ICER says
Roche to buy Ignyta for $1.7 billion; FDA OKs Valeant eye drop for OTC sale; Kmart settles prescription drug fraud allegations
Pharma industry spent $57 million on lobbying in 2016; Humana, private equity firms to buy Kindred for $4 billion; price of old glaucoma drug skyrockets
CVS/Aetna deal will affect healthcare benefits; lawmakers pressure DEA to curb painkiller supply; Allergan and Richter's Vraylar sees positive results for bipolar depression
This time around the M&A moves will be much bigger in scope, promising to reconfigure the complex and fragile healthcare payer/provider/patient ecosystem.
UnitedHealth Group to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion; Roche drug combo doubles lung-cancer survival in trial; study: FDA programs expedite drug approval
CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion; J&J buys commercial rights for biotech's experimental hypertension drug; Republicans repeal Obamacare's individual mandate
Teva to cut thousands of U.S. jobs; Regeneron drops Eylea combo drug development; insurers, drugstores, and hospitals increasingly teaming up
Get America Covered is working to encourage consumers to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
Insurers rarely require prior authorization for opioids; court of appeals voids J&J win in Advil ads suit; new California law to address drug pricing
Consumers younger than the age of 45 were most likely to use an app developed by their health plan.
Generic drugmakers reportedly seeking deals; GSK to refocus R&D; Merck and AstraZeneca to test combo cancer drug
CVS formulary changes lifted Tresiba sales; Novartis licenses NASH drug; FDA is building digital health unit
Gilead receives approval to market Harvoni, Sovaldi to adolescents; OncoMed ends mid-stage trials for pancreatic cancer drug; researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose
Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella is head of the UHC innovation center of excellence.
Jay Rajda is chief clinical transformation officer and senior medical director for clinical innovation and health and clinical services at Aetna.
Geeta Wilson is VP of consumer experience at Humana.
Study finds SGLT-2 inhibitors lowered risk of death; former FDA commissioners raise drug importation issues; Bayer, J&J's Xarelto lowered VTE risk in study
Novartis' Gleevec shows long-term survival benefit in study; Novo Nordisk CEO considers small acquisitions; Merck KGaA to sell biosimilars unit
The health insurer partnered with Microsoft to use VR and AR technology to gather biometric data.
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
One pharmacy director would like to see a lot more comparative data about new therapies.
Illumina and IBM enter DNA sequencing partnership; J&J to outline price increases in new report; Egalet's opioid Arymo ER gets FDA approval
Lilly to offer discounts for insulin products; Trump reportedly considering Scott Gottlieb to lead FDA; three execs depart Valeant
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
Roche gets FDA approval for immunotherapy Tecentriq; insurers are sued for discrimination; the FDA proposes yanking generic ADHD drugs from market