Category Archives: Market Access
By Julian Upton | Published: February 11, 2014
Approximately $12.7 billion has been invested in Latin America’s (LATAM’s) pharmaceutical market through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in recent years. And with untapped potential identified in countries across the region, companies are expected to seize upon further opportunities to drive future growth, says a new report from GlobalData.
By Ben Comer | Published: January 17, 2014
Presenters at the 32nd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference talked up value-based pricing, emerging market strategies, complex generics and new technology, from bedside devices and genetic sequencers to first-in-class mechanisms of action. Company executives honed in on their chosen therapeutic areas and made the case for aggressive spending in R&D to bring the next generation […]
By Ben Comer | Published: January 2, 2014
Happy New Year! We at PharmExec are looking forward to a busy and hopefully fortuitous 2014. For our colleagues in the Northeast bracing for yet another snow storm – and for those of you with better short-term environmental prospects – here are the 10 most-read stories published on PharmExec‘s blog during 2013, in case you […]
By Jill Wechsler | Published: November 25, 2013
The bacterial meningitis outbreak at Princeton University in recent weeks has raised questions about why there is no vaccine in US to prevent this deadly disease, when such a therapy is approved in Europe and Australia. The current Princeton health danger prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to request emergency import of […]
By Ben Comer | Published: November 25, 2013
FDA’s new Breakthrough Therapies designation sped Pharmacyclics/J&J’s ibrutinib (brand name: Imbruvica) through regulatory review in four months, based on Phase 2 studies. Pricing and access issues, though, may not get resolved so quickly.