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Article > Public in the dark over cost/value of medicines

Article > Public in the dark over cost/value of medicines | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it

Nearly 60% of 1,000 people surveyed believe that pharmaceutical companies spend less than £10 million on researching and developing a medicine when, in reality, it costs more than £1 billion on average and takes more than 12 years.

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Digital health: statistics vs. reality

Digital health: statistics vs. reality | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Last week I published a link to 51 digital health metrics in 2013.  The post had a lot of great stats but statistics without insights mean very little.  Over the past 3 years I have reviewed a lot ...
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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
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What Aetna’s $37B acquisition of Humana could mean for digital health | mobihealthnews

What Aetna’s $37B acquisition of Humana could mean for digital health | mobihealthnews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it

After weeks of rumors, this morning health insurance company Aetna announced that it is acquiring rival Humana for $36 billion in cash and stock. The news follows smaller health insurance company Centene’s $6.3 billion plan to acquire health insurance company Health Net, which would make that company the biggest private administrator of Medicaid programs in the US. Aetna’s absorption of Humana nets it 14 million customers across its commercial, Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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ASCO proposes cancer drug scorecard, with some scary examples for Big Pharma

ASCO proposes cancer drug scorecard, with some scary examples for Big Pharma | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The American Society of Clinical Oncology promised a rating scale for cancer drugs--and now, it has delivered. Let the blowback begin.
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Novartis to test new pricing model with heart failure drug

Novartis to test new pricing model with heart failure drug | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Novartis plans to test a novel pricing model with some customers when it launches its keenly awaited new heart failure drug Entresto, the Swiss company's head of pharmaceuticals said on
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MannKind's (MNKD) Afrezza Lags Behind Biggest Failure in Inhaled Insulin

MannKind's (MNKD) Afrezza Lags Behind Biggest Failure in Inhaled Insulin | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The number of prescriptions written for MannKind's inhaled insulin drug Afrezza are barely making a dent in the diabetes market five months after partner Sanofi launched the product.
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Patient Use of Email, Facebook, and Physician Websites to Communicate with Physicians: A National Online Survey of Retail Pharmacy Users - Online First - Springer

Patient Use of Email, Facebook, and Physician Websites to Communicate with Physicians: A National Online Survey of Retail Pharmacy Users - Online First - Springer | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A total of 37 % of patients reported contacting their physicians via email within the last six months, and 18 % via Facebook
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From cancer to feet: the power of Twitter in healthcare

From cancer to feet: the power of Twitter in healthcare | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A quarter of Internet users with chronic illnesses look for people with similar health issues.
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Memory Tests May Foreshadow Alzheimer’s Decades Before Diagnosis

Memory Tests May Foreshadow Alzheimer’s Decades Before Diagnosis | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Results from a new study suggests that errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed. For the study, 2,125 European-American and African-American people from Chicago with an average...
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Prescribing the right apps to the right patients | mHealthNews

Prescribing the right apps to the right patients | mHealthNews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A new partnership gives physicians in the QuantiaMD network a platform for selecting curated apps and sending them instantly to their patients.
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Prescribing the right apps to the right patients | mHealthNews

Prescribing the right apps to the right patients | mHealthNews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A new partnership gives physicians in the QuantiaMD network a platform for selecting curated apps and sending them instantly to their patients.
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How Much Should Cancer Drugs Cost?

How Much Should Cancer Drugs Cost? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Memorial Sloan Kettering has created an interactive calculator that compares the cost of cancer drugs with what the prices would be if they were tied to factors such as the side effects and the amount of extra life they give patients.
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Generic A.D.H.D. Drug, Not Equivalent to the Brand, Is in Use Anyway

Generic A.D.H.D. Drug, Not Equivalent to the Brand, Is in Use Anyway | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The F.D.A. says that two generic versions of Concerta, an extended-release form of Ritalin for A.D.H.D., don’t measure up to the brand drug. But both are still on the market.
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Are We In a Digital Health Bubble? | Mobiquity

Are We In a Digital Health Bubble? | Mobiquity | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
We may be in a digital health bubble, but we should expect to see a course of correction instead of an all out burst.
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Prescriptions to display drug cost - BBC News

Prescriptions to display drug cost - BBC News | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Packets of prescription medication will display how much their contents have cost taxpayers, under government plans.
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The end of DTC marketing and the dawn of DWP marketing

Richard Meyer suggests that the era for US direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs is over – and its now time for 'Direct With Patient' marketing Consumer packaged good marketers are learning more and more than consumer don't want to be...
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Treato bolsters socialmedia insight

Treato bolsters socialmedia insight | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Treato is debuting a sociallistening feature that will make it harder for pharma to ignore Twitter, Reddit and the other big social platforms.
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US doctors, hospitals collected $6.5 billion from drug and device makers last year

US doctors, hospitals collected $6.5 billion from drug and device makers last year | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The Open Payments program was created under the Affordable Care Act healthcare reform with the aim of improving transparency.
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Infograph: Costs from specialty drugs skyrocketing

Infograph: Costs from specialty drugs skyrocketing | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Specialty drugs are outpacing traditional drugs in a major way, a new PwC report says. This is a real concern in terms of controlling overall medical costs.
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Meet the New, Dangerous Fringe of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Meet the New, Dangerous Fringe of the Anti-Vaccination Movement | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The 11-year-old girl’s mother saw the Facebook message first. It came from a profile that looked like it belonged to the girl’s beloved aunt, but the words didn’t sound like her.
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Experts stress increased need for more long-term care initiatives, funding

Experts stress increased need for more long-term care initiatives, funding | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In a run-up to the July 13 White House Conference on Aging, (WHCOA) policy experts are stressing the need for increased funding for long-term services and supports (LTSS). G. Lawrence Atkins, Ph.D....
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Infographic: 5 Digital Health Trends Reshaping Healthcare

Infographic: 5 Digital Health Trends Reshaping Healthcare | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Accenture 2015 Healthcare IT Vision report reveals five key digital health trends dramatically influencing the healthcare industry today and in the future.
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Will other states follow California and cap prices on expensive drugs?

Will other states follow California and cap prices on expensive drugs? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A California agency that governs the state’s ACA marketplace issued rules limiting the amount patients can be charged monthly for high-end drugs.
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​Report: Big Pharma is getting more worried about drug price pushback - Boston Business Journal

​Report: Big Pharma is getting more worried about drug price pushback - Boston Business Journal | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Drug reimbursement was said to be a risk factor significantly more often in the most recent crop of annual reports from big drug makers than just a year ago.
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New app is like a Snapchat for doctors | mHealthNews

New app is like a Snapchat for doctors | mHealthNews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Figure1 allows healthcare professionals to take a photo of a tricky health issue, download it to a secure site and chat with peers around the world
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