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The Wearable Technology Revolution? iWatch This Space

In the media world, it’s easy to see when a market is really taking off — someone starts a magazine or a website about it. Well, I just heard about some journalists from one of the UK’s leading gadget magazines who have headed out on their own to launch a wearable computing title. So I […]
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New Global Alliance for Improvement of HIV Diagnostics

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) have joined with a number of global partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative. Partners in the Initiative, which calls for improving laboratory capacity so that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective HIV treatment services, include […]
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Pharmaceutical Care Management Association Releases Hep C Medicare Part D Impact Study

As the controversy over Sovaldi’s $84,000 per therapy cost continues to build, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association has released a study on the impact of the new Hepatitis C drugs on the overall costs to the US Medicare Part D pharmaceutical program (http://www.pcmanet.org/images/stories/uploads/2014/partdpremiumstudymilliman.pdf)
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The Market Will Demand a Cheaper Alternative to Sovaldi

A new report from Frost & Sullivan forecasts “robust demand” for HCV antivirals, with several strong competitors “maneuvering aggressively” to narrow the market gap by introducing a treatment that can outdo Gilead’s Sovaldi.
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Breaking Point? The Cost of Oncology Care in the U.S.

The US healthcare system is expected to spend more than $150 billion treating cancer by 2020. In this PharmExec article, Daniele Severi Bruni, Jacob J. Schutz, and Anthony Hewitt of Icon plc ask if we have we have hit a breaking point in the escalating cost of oncology care. Click here for the article.
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