Category Archives: healthcare

Key 2015 Obamacare Actions that U.S. Rx Manufacturers Should Be Considering

At first glance Obamacare developments for the American Rx industry in 2015 appear fairly benign. However, digging deeper suggests that each, in its own way, could cause various actions with potential for substantial uncertainty for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry next year. If your response to this profound observation was, “Really, what’s new?” — read on.
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Spending Rises on Prescription Drugs, Despite Overall Slowdown in Healthcare Outlays

More new medicines came to market in 2013, and fewer blockbuster drugs lost patent protection, trends that federal analysts say led to more rapid growth in outlays for prescription drugs in 2013. Retail prescription drug spending rose 2.5% to reach $271 billion a year ago, much faster than the low growth rate of 0.5% in […]
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Randomized Trials Key to Determining Effectiveness of Ebola Therapies and Vaccines

US researchers and regulators continue to support the use of randomized clinical trials to test potential treatments and vaccines to combat the Ebola virus, despite objections that this approach is unethical and unfair to vulnerable populations. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), articulated the case for “gold-standard” randomized […]
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‘Warehousing’ and the Future of HCV Treatment

The battle against hepatitis C (HCV) is a relatively new, and highly dynamic, one.  The viral disease was only discovered in the 1980’s and, according to WHO estimates, some 3% of the world’s population are now infected with HCV and there are more than 170 million chronic carriers. So what does the HCV treatment landscape look […]
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Dental Health: The Heart-Disease Puzzle’s Missing Piece?

“At least she has her teeth,” my grandmother would say when gossiping about a friend. My grandmother had none of her’s and took her dentures out every night and put them in a glass of water by her bed. Growing up it was clear to me that dental health did not afford the same import […]
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