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Drug pricing is pharma’s top concern in 2019

Drug pricing is pharma’s top concern in 2019

to these latest increases and it could be an opportunity for bipartisanship to bring the cost of prescription drugs down.”. ... plan. Patients also have to wait on average 16 months longer in these countries for new drugs, according to PhRMA.

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  • GSK and Pfizer to create combined consumer health titan GSK and Pfizer to create combined consumer health titan

    Spin-out will allow GSK to focus on prescription drugs and vaccines. ... In effect this is consumer brand management of largely generic drugs.

  • FDA clears Sandoz and Pear’s Opioid Use Disorder app FDA clears Sandoz and Pear’s Opioid Use Disorder app

    therapies, be that prescription medications or street drugs. ... Corey McCann, President and CEO of Pear Therapeutics, said: “Nearly 50, 000 drug overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription pain medications and heroin, took place in the

  • Reference price bill tabled in US House and Senate Reference price bill tabled in US House and Senate

    Former US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill in the Senate that would peg US prescription drugs cost at no more than the median price of medicines in Canada, ... A few days later, Pfizer said that it would raise the prices of 41

  • Malthus’ orphans Malthus’ orphans

    Malthus came to mind this week as I read a valuable report from EvaluatePharma, which predicts that orphan drugs will capture no less than 20% of spend on prescription drugs by ... By and large, rare diseases and orphan drugs don’t lend themselves to

  • Trump attempts The Art of the Deal with pharma Trump attempts The Art of the Deal with pharma

    The plan seeks to increase competition, improve negotiation and create incentives to lower list prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs for consumers. ... controls and therefore pay less for drugs than Americans, while US companies invest in

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  • Drug launches to watch in 2019 Drug launches to watch in 2019

    11. Buvidal – an advance in opioid dependence treatment. Opioid addiction has surged in the US since the 1990s, when prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin became a common remedy for ... Now there is a growing need for treatments which can

  • Behaviour change – a missing ingredient? Behaviour change – a missing ingredient?

    There is plenty of evidence to show that some things are bad for us: smoking, too much sugar, alcohol and drugs, for example.So why is it that some of us ... For example, providing prescription drugs in different colours to encourage adherence, or

  • US health reforms US health reforms

    In a very real way, the cost of drugs in US - the only developed nation without some form of cost control - can affect the global marketplace. ... Several studies have shown that the United States spends considerably more per capita on prescription drugs

  • Re-awakening the emotion in healthcare communications Re-awakening the emotion in healthcare communications

    phrases. For healthcare companies, it was the same. However, it started to change when the ABPI established the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) in 1993 to operate the Code ... At the time, they knew the campaign would test the

  • Market access in Europe: balancing access and affordability Market access in Europe: balancing access and affordability

    The accompanying figure summarises the measures that target spending on prescription drugs. ... Governments have typically begun by exploring opportunities to negotiate lower prices for orphan drugs.

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