A Wish for Nonexistent Cheap Drugs Is Not Standing to Sue

A Wish for Nonexistent Cheap Drugs Is Not Standing to Sue

Intellectual Property News The recent releases of highly effective, and highly priced, drugs to treat chronic diseases has bred a spate of efforts by activists to disenfranchise drug developers of their patent rights. One recent chapter is instructive, as it demonstrates how choosing the wrong venue for your patent challenge can doom it before it […]

Guest view: Make drugs more affordable by encouraging generics

Guest view: Make drugs more affordable by encouraging generics

Bloomberg Opinion FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says he’s not looking to shame brand-name drug companies into providing generic drugmakers with the samples they need to create copies. It’s hard to see what else he has in mind by publishing a list of companies that generics makers say aren’t playing ball. If pushing the big […]

Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have jacked up prices, cost US billions, analysis shows

Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have jacked up prices, cost US billions, analysis shows

Makers of brand-name drugs called out by President Donald Trump’s administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found. As part of Trump’s promise to curb high drug prices, the Food and […]

Susan Redden: Trump, McCaskill differ on prescription drug remedy

Susan Redden: Trump, McCaskill differ on prescription drug remedy

Heartburn sufferers probably have to take an extra dose of medicine to cope with the higher price of drugs they take to battle the ailment. The cost of drugs most frequently prescribed for heartburn under Medicare has gone up 44 percent in the past five years, according to a report produced earlier this year for […]

Trump Administration Ups Dose Of Shame As TV Drug Ad Policy Idea Moves Forward

Trump Administration Ups Dose Of Shame As TV Drug Ad Policy Idea Moves Forward

The pharma industry spent $3.45 billion on television ads in 2017 and none of those ads mentioned drug prices. The Trump administration wants to change that. In his Rose Garden speech earlier this month, President Trump suggested that direct-to-consumer ads include mandatory pricing information along with risk issues and other educational information. The strategy laid […]

The US is running out of commonly used drugs including ones used in epidurals, and it's put us on 'the brink of a public …

The US is running out of commonly used drugs including ones used in epidurals, and it's put us on 'the brink of a public …

The US has had a long-standing problem with drug shortages, but now, the situation is reaching a tipping point. In the past year, the healthcare industry dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which shut down many facilities that manufactured commonly used healthcare products such as saline and other intravenous (IV) fluids. Now, new additions […]

We can turn cancers into curable diseases with the use of cheap generic drugs: Prof. Justin Stebbing

We can turn cancers into curable diseases with the use of cheap generic drugs: Prof. Justin Stebbing

Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld spoke to Dr Justin Stebbing – Prof. of Cancer Medicine and Oncology, Consultant Oncologist, Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to know more about the advent and approach of immuno therapies in cancer care. Cancer in India is an enormous and underestimated problem and throughout my career we have […]

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