10/25/2015

Learn more about the key factors impacting biosimilar market entry, including:

  • Payer perceptions, readiness and expectations of biosimilars
  • FDA approval pathway for biosimilars
  • Lessons learned from the EU experience
  • Key considerations of value beyond cost

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8/28/2015

Experts expect biosimilars to produce a 2.6% to 7.6% savings of the total drug spend for employers of commercial active lives. 

8/27/2015

A recent study published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases looked at the relationship between psoriasis and the development of gout.

8/26/2015

Although biosimilars have been available for nearly a decade in Europe, the first biosimlar approved by the FDA in the US will be filgrastim-sndz.

8/25/2015

The NCCN envisions the new tool as a supplement to its widely followed guidelines for oncology care, which suggests protocols for treating a range of cancers based on diagnosis, disease stage, and other factors.

WEEKLY TOP ARTICLES

8/24/2015

Researchers suggested an increased focus on certain symptoms in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis may be necessary.

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8/21/2015

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression may partly explain why people with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

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8/21/2015

Even 15 minutes a day of brisk walking, cycling or swimming could help older adults live longer, according to a review of past research that found any physical activity is better than none.

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8/21/2015

Novartis has agreed to buy all remaining rights to Ofatumumab from Britain'sGlaxoSmithKline for up to $1 billion, boosting the Swiss drugmaker's stable of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments.

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8/21/2015

A new diabetes pill from Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim cut risk of heart attack, stroke and death in a closely watched study, the first glucose-lowering drug to show such protective results in a large cardiovascular trial.

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8/21/2015

 Compared to other kinds of fat, extra virgin olive oil may have healthier effects on levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol after meals, according to an Italian study.

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Healthcare Reform

Americans broadly support providing federal funding for free women's health exams, screenings and contraception services, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has found.

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CMS was in contact with officials in Louisiana and Alabama this month, said a spokesperson for the agency's parent, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Between 2007 and 2013, annual growth in health spending averaged 4%, but has since been on the rise, growing 5.5% in 2014.

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Medicare/Medicaid

In May 2015 CMS released a proposed rule that aims to modernize Medicaid managed care rules and regulations.

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Lengths of hospital stays increased with the rule in place and declined when it was waived, the study found.

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(Reuters) - Hundreds of medical providers banned from a Medicaid program in one state are able to take part in another state's program despite regu

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Pharmaceutical News

Experts expect biosimilars to produce a 2.6% to 7.6% savings of the total drug spend for employers of commercial active lives. 

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Although biosimilars have been available for nearly a decade in Europe, the first biosimlar approved by the FDA in the US will be filgrastim-sndz.

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Novartis has agreed to buy all remaining rights to Ofatumumab from Britain'sGlaxoSmithKline for up to $1 billion, boosting the Swiss drugmaker's stable of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments.

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FDA Activity

The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol.

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The FDA has approved the use of opioid painkiller OxyContin in patients aged 11 to 16 who have not benefited enough from alternatives.

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The FDA approved Praluent for patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including those who have had heart attacks or strokes. 

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Healthcare News

A recent study published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases looked at the relationship between psoriasis and the development of gout.

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The NCCN envisions the new tool as a supplement to its widely followed guidelines for oncology care, which suggests protocols for treating a range of cancers based on diagnosis, disease stage, and other factors.

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Researchers suggested an increased focus on certain symptoms in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis may be necessary.

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Guideline Updates

Clinical practice guidelines are an important decision making tool for physicians.

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Clinical practice guidelines are an important decision making tool for physicians.

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The American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association joined together to update the 2011 guidelines.

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Researchers adapted a validated decision analytic model of CRC screening to explore potential effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. continue reading
Retrospective claims analysis points to the likely reasons, and compares cost burden to that of ulcerative colitis. continue reading
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