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Keytruda now available for untreated metastatic lung cancer patients via Cancer Drugs Fund

Keytruda now available for untreated metastatic lung cancer patients via Cancer Drugs Fund

It has been recommended for this patient group, only if Keytruda is stopped at 2 years of uninterrupted treatment or earlier if the disease progresses. ... particularly hard to treat forms of this disease," said Louise Houson, UK managing director, MSD.

Latest news

  • Great Expectations Great Expectations

    Consider the case of John and Maria. They both have Parkinson’s disease. ... Given the choice between a definite state of living with Parkinson’s disease and managing symptoms through usual standard-of-care drug therapy or the ‘gamble’ of an

  • Teva’s migraine injection approved in Europe Teva’s migraine injection approved in Europe

    as greater flexibility in managing this unpredictable disease.”. ... Austedo  for tardive dyskinesia and chorea associated with Huntington’s disease to achieve rapid take up, with both treatments now launched.

  • NICE says no to AZ and Vifor’s rival hyperkalaemia drugs NICE says no to AZ and Vifor’s rival hyperkalaemia drugs

    Most common in patients with poor kidney function, heart failure or liver disease, hyperkalemia can be fatal, and patients have had few options for treatment until now. ... The companies argue that this exposes patients to cardiovascular disease risk,

  • Roche wins CHMP backing for Hemlibra Roche wins CHMP backing for Hemlibra

    disease burden of managing the disease. ... The CHMP’s recommendation is based on the results of two phase III clinical studies for people with this particular disease indication.

  • Sanofi looks to mobile data to power behavioural analysis Sanofi looks to mobile data to power behavioural analysis

    The three-year partnership aims to increase Sanofi’s understanding of disease burden and develop solutions from the data that will improve therapeutic outcomes. ... We can then use those insights to support patients and healthcare professionals in

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  • The patient’s world is ‘messy’ The patient’s world is ‘messy’

    The patient world is multidimensional and what may seem irrelevant, clinically, may be crucial to managing and treating a disease optimally. ... The emotional and social impact of the disease is left out in order to try and speak the HCP’s

  • The EarthWorks: New ways to improve patient care The EarthWorks: New ways to improve patient care

    Keeping people well and preventing illness. Technology is only interesting socially when it is boring technologically; we have to have scale to begin to prevent disease on a population level. ... Managing disease and improving patient outcomes. We can

  • The logistics of orphan drugs The logistics of orphan drugs

    Managing a rare disease global access programme, the goal is to minimise risk and get the drug to the patient on time. ... When managing logistics for a global access programme, the goal must be to minimise risk and get the drug to the patient on time.

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Latest appointments

  • Cidara Therapeutics makes senior appointments Cidara Therapeutics makes senior appointments

    He also joins from Merck, where he has served as senior scientific director and team leader, managing programmes in areas including infectious disease, metabolic syndrome and thrombosis disease.

  • New medical communications head for S&H New medical communications head for S&H

    In her new role at S&H Pearson will be responsible for managing its medical communications team and driving its growth in the sector. ... Prior to joining the industry Pearson was in academic research, obtaining a DPhil from the University of Oxford

  • GCI Health backs growth with new talent GCI Health backs growth with new talent

    Goldberg joins from Ruder Finn, where she was a senior vice president, managing global clients across multiple disease areas.

  • Kane & Finkel announces new European director

    In addition, as director of communications for the UK's Health Education Authority, he also developed public health campaigns for AIDS, smoking cessation, childhood immunisation and heart disease. ... John Kane, principal and managing director of Kane

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Latest from PMHub

  • Three strategies for managing loss of exclusivity successfully

    Patients had years of experience and comfort managing their disease on their current regimen and were resistant to change.

  • A new vision for tackling key illnesses

    Detecting patients at risk of CVD and preventing the disease from occurring will be key to helping the NHS achieve its ambition. ... As with other disease areas, there will be a big emphasis on engaging patients in managing their health and also on

  • Behavioural insights to navigate complex healthcare markets

    The European Union alone spends 700bn  (£624 bn) annually on chronic disease management. ... They pose a multi-dimensional challenge, from maintaining adherence to poly-medication and managing diseases across disease states, to delivering adequate care

  • Making good practice common practice in rare disease

    These perceptions are important determinants of behaviours for managing disease’ such as adherence and coping strategies, and as a result significantly affect treatment outcomes. ... However, fatigue scores can’t be explained purely by disease

  • The changing face of primary care in the UK

    And we can’t ignore the economics of primary care. The ever increasing costs of managing disease are not entirely the result of increasing medicine costs, but rather our increased knowledge ... Too often sales calls focus on an assumption of episodic

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