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Budget Cutters Propose Big Hits on Pharma

By Jill Wechsler, Washington Correspondent. The Obama administration’s budget plan for fiscal year 2014 apparently assumes that the pharmaceutical industry can support Medicare and other health programs through changes in drug coverage and payments. It also relies on industry fees to keep the Food and Drug Administration up and running. Meanwhile, FDA and other public […]
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US Cuts Could Jeopardize Global Health Innovations, Says Report

Cuts to US global health and research programs for diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria risk derailing the innovations crucial to fighting these diseases, according a new report by the Global Health Technologies Coalition.
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Saving Greece's Healthcare System: A Harbinger for Europe?

A just-published report from the European taskforce trying to help Greece crawl out of its crisis makes clear just how significant a role health reform is supposed to play in restoring health to the economy. It is, in a very acute form, a harbinger of what is around the corner for the other countries of […]
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European Pharma Bets on Greek Salvation

The French philosopher Pascal calculated that it was better to believe in God than to disbelieve. After offering the country a €2.88 billion cap on drug spending, it looks like European pharma is taking that view with regard to Greece. Reflector reports. The European pharma industry looks like it is accepting Pascal’s Wager in Greece. […]
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Spanish Generics Industry to Government: "Leave Branded Pharma Alone"

Just days before the reports that R&D investment in Spanish pharma had fallen to below EUR1 billion ($1.3 billion) in 2011 for the first time since 2007, the country’s generic manufacturers association, AESEG, offered some unexpected support for the branded industry. In comments to APM Health Europe described as “rare”, AESEG chief Ángel Luis Rodríguez […]
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