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Drug-Diagnostic Development Stymied by Payer Concerns

The shift to personalized medicine, which supports medical treatment tailored to individual patient characteristics, has been hindered by uncertainty over the value, accuracy and clinical utility of companion diagnostic tests. Even for the handful of drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration with labeling that links prescribing to specific biomarker measures, health plan operators, […]
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Highlights from the Leerink Swann Healthcare Conference

Over a hundred public companies, dozens of clinicians, and several regulators participated in investment firm Leerink Swann’s 2012 Healthcare Conference in mid-February. Press was barred from the event, but John Sullivan, Leerink’s director of research, gives PharmExec a few of the take-aways.
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Bringing Genetic Data into the Clinic

While Big Pharma frets over the costs and risks associated with exploratory endpoints in the clinic and the vagaries of companion diagnostic reimbursement, non-profit organizations like the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) are stepping in to provide pharmacogenomic research for the next generation of cancer drugs.
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