Category Archives: Op-Ed

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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Indonesia “Most Promising” Emerging Market in 2015

Indonesia is expected to be the most promising market for pharma next year, thanks to its new healthcare insurance scheme Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN), according to Reenita Das, partner and senior vice president of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Frost & Sullivan.
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Pharma and Biotech Trends 2014

Peter Young examines the fast-moving growth drivers for the two segments and what their 2014 numbers mean for respective M&A and other strategies going forward. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, like all industries, are facing industry-specific changes coupled with disruptive events in the external global environment. The industry business factors include the productivity and cost […]
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Trending: Wearables and Invisibles

I can’t help imagining the cocktail party of 2018 as a scene from one of those a low-budget sci-fi film aired late at night. Imagine: A living room packed with people too busy to chat with each other as they balance their drinks with one hand and monitor their sleeves of devices and smartphones with […]
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Breakthrough Therapy Program Exceeds FDA’s Expectations

The two-year-old initiative to accelerate the development and approval of highly effective drugs and biologics has enabled a number of important new medicines to reach patients sooner,  according to Janet Woodcock, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Twelve breakthrough drugs have been approved over the past two years, for several critical […]
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