Pharma Is from Mars, Patients Are from Venus
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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Pharma Is from Mars, Patients Are from Venus

Paul Tunnah - April 2, 2015

As the pharmaceutical industry faces increasing pressure to be more patient-centric, ensuring sufficient focus on the ultimate end consumer for medicines is starting to permeate into every…

Business
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Sovaldi: An Example of Price Discrimination

DavidEWilliams - March 30, 2015

The controversy over the pricing of Gilead’s Sovaldi for Hepatitis C is a textbook example of price discrimination in action. I hope that my quick review of some of…

Business
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The Real Cost of Specialty Pharmacy

Abby Norman - March 27, 2015

The Buzz About Specialty PharmacyIf you’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about “specialty drugs” and “specialty pharmacies” you might be wondering what exactly is being alluded to…

Business
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More Pharmaceutical Industry Consolidation: Thinning Out the Middle

David Avitabile - March 5, 2015

So far this year there has been a lot in the news about M&A activity within the pharmaceutical industry, and lately the coverage seems to be about…

Business
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U.S. Pharma Industry Evolution

David Avitabile - February 10, 2015

Last week's news about Pfizer's $17 billion deal to acquire Hospira, a leading generic injectibles and biosimilars company, shows some of the tectonic shifts taking place in…

Business
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Hepatitis C Drug Battle: What’s Going On?

DavidEWilliams - January 15, 2015

Just give me the cheapest oneMakers and buyers of new Hepatitis C drugs have been slugging it out in public lately. What’s going on and what are…

Business
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In Praise of FDA Collaboration: The Cardiac Safety Example

DavidEWilliams - December 18, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration gets a lot of grief. Some think the FDA is too restrictive, keeping useful drugs and devices off the market and thus harming patients.…

Business
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More US Pharmaceutical Industry Downsizing

David Avitabile - December 8, 2014

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has taken some pretty severe hits over the past decade, and recent news suggests that it isn't over yet. The U.S. pharmaceutical industry…

BioPharma Beat: Is Commercial Support of CME A Bad Idea?
Business
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Business
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BioPharma Beat: Is Commercial Support of CME A Bad Idea?

David Davidovic - November 24, 2014

Let’s start with a few realities: Let’s start with a few realities:More than half of all physicians in practice in the US graduated from medical school at…

The ABCs of Specialty Pharmacy
Business
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Business
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The ABCs of Specialty Pharmacy

Abby Norman - November 12, 2014

Anyone who has ever had the displeasure of heading to the pharmacy to fill a prescription sans insurance knows that the cost of prescription drugs can be…