Tag Archives: Roche
By Pharm Exec | Published: June 13, 2014
The future of GSK’s Tykerb (lapatinib) in the breast cancer market is unclear, after the combination of Tykerb and Herceptin in the large Phase III trial, ALTTO, showed no statistical superiority over Herceptin alone for improving disease-free survival, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
By Pharm Exec | Published: February 28, 2014
While biosimilar products have been launched in Asia and Europe, they are at least three years away in the US, according to a new report on the global biosimilar drugs market.
By Julian Upton | Published: February 4, 2014
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) decision that relapsed non-small cell lung cancer patients should no longer have access to Roche’s cancer pill Tarceva (erlotinib) is a setback for lung cancer care in England and Wales, where “over 1,000 patients a year will be left without an active treatment option after […]
By Marylyn Donahue | Published: January 8, 2014
Frontrunners in Innovation: New Drug Approvals 2013 Trying to nail down the actual number of new drugs approvals in 2013 is like trying to swat a fly—it can be highly illusive. Safe to say, however, as 2013 drew to a close, the total number of new did not match 2012’s high of 39. And yet, […]
By Clark Herman | Published: August 7, 2013
Roche this week has announced a partnership with the UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) to provide its drug valganciclovir, better known in the developed world as Valcyte, in 138 countries for a reduced price. In addition to making the drug available in these markets for up to 90% cheaper than current price, Roche has decided […]