Monthly Archives: September 2011
By Ben Comer | Published: September 28, 2011
R&D departments and payers need to communicate early in the drug development process: If pharma is a day late, then payers are likely to be a dollar short, according to panelists at the Galien Forum on Tuesday.
By Ben Comer | Published: September 27, 2011
While Big Pharma frets over the costs and risks associated with exploratory endpoints in the clinic and the vagaries of companion diagnostic reimbursement, non-profit organizations like the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) are stepping in to provide pharmacogenomic research for the next generation of cancer drugs.
By Ben Comer | Published: September 23, 2011
Now that 90% of the top 43 countries for drug sales have instituted “significant” cost containment measures, it’s more important than ever to give payers the rest of the story, according to a Pfizer executive.
By Guest Blogger | Published: September 21, 2011
Deals don’t need science to be a success By Brian McGilligan, Partner, Pharmaceutical Practice, PIPC Ex Pfizer R&D boss, John L. LaMattina recently proclaimed that Big Pharma mergers are crippling science. Whether or not you agree, mergers are a core part of business and the chances of safe-guarding future R&D investment in merged companies will best be [...]
By Julian Upton | Published: September 21, 2011
Roche Gets Tough on Greece, Other Eurozone Countries May Follow On Friday Roche confirmed it had come to the end of its tether with state-funded hospitals in Greece. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, CEO Severin Schwan announced that the company has increased shipments of drugs to pharmacies in the country, while cutting off [...]