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Waxman Retirement, Tip of the Iceberg

The Washington health policy world is headed for a major shake-up next year, as more long-time leading legislators opt for retirement. The recent announcement that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif) will leave marks the end of a 40-year career on Capitol Hill, highlighted by engineering enactment of legislation that established the generic drug industry, supported treatment […]
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Momenta CEO Rebuffs Teva's Copaxone Defense

Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Craig Wheeler said comments made by Teva leadership about a “purported” generic of Copaxone are “kind of humorous.” Teva’s Copaxone, a multiple sclerosis drug that earns nearly $4 billion a year, is approaching patent expiry – and possible generic competition – on May 24. Assuming FDA approves a generic version of Copaxone, […]
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J.P. Morgan: Pharma's Agenda for 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 […]
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Best of the Blog: PharmExec's 10 Most Read Stories in 2013

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 […]
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Fred Hassan: More Musings on the Biopharma Learning Curve

Hindsight can be a great teacher – but only if you have the self-awareness needed to adapt those learnings to the next business challenge, whose rough edges are by definition almost always “non-recurring.” In other words, because the circumstances of any setback are unique, the astute manager knows that recovery depends on recognizing that the […]
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