Category Archives: healthcare

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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The Technologies Set to Transform Healthcare

By G. Steven Burrill, CEO, Burrill & Company. The promise of precision medicine is beginning to bear fruit as deadly diseases are made treatable, doctors use genetic information to guide treatment decisions, and the convergence of information, communications, and biological technology reinvents the practice of medicine. The arrival of this new age of medicine has […]
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Will the Supreme Court Spur OTC Contraceptive Development?

One piece of fall-out from the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is to generate talk of Republicans backing development of a nonprescription contraceptive pill. Conservative commentators supported this strategy as a way for Republicans to deflect Democratic charges of a GOP “war on women” and access to safe and effective birth […]
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435 New Medicines in Development for “Older Americans”

By Melanie Sena. According to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population. These medicines in development include: 110 for diabetes, 62 for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, 67 for Alzheimer’s disease, 61 […]
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Q&A: Gauging Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research

While at DIA’s 50th Annual Meeting, we got the chance to speak with Nancy Dreyer, chief of scientific affairs and senior VP at Quintiles Outcome, the CRO’s real-world and late-phase research division, about the current tide for comparative effectiveness research (CER). Dreyer is the leader of the GRACE Initiative, which has developed good practice principles for […]
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