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Big Pharma's Offshore Fraud Strategy - Forbes

Big Pharma's Offshore Fraud Strategy - Forbes | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
These days, pharma companies are facing big challenges to their bottom lines.
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What's The ROI Of A Smartphone Given To Patients With A Chronic Health Condition?

What's The ROI Of A Smartphone Given To Patients With A Chronic Health Condition? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Thanks to a pilot project announced today by Microsoft, TracFone and Health Choice Network (here) we're about to find out. Set to launch in January, the pilot project is designed to test the theory that smartphones can lower costs and manage chronic conditions like diabetes with better health outcomes. One big [...]
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Most of pharma's 2014 woes playing out as execs expected

Most of pharma's 2014 woes playing out as execs expected | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
When surveyed about their outlook, pharma industry leaders said they felt plagued by uncertainty and beaten down by budget cuts. More than half worried they would receive pink slips by the end of this year.
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How Much? Some Generic Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing: Analysis

How Much? Some Generic Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing: Analysis | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Are generic drugs still the bargain that everyone thinks? A new analysis finds that half of all generic drugs sold through retailers became more expensive over the past 12 months. In fact, the prices paid by pharmacies more than doubled for one out of 11 generics.
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The Negative Impact Of Pfizer's Mergers And Budget Cuts On Cancer R&D

The Negative Impact Of Pfizer's Mergers And Budget Cuts On Cancer R&D | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
There are certainly a number of good business reasons for one pharmaceutical company to merge or acquire another. However, as I have often said in the past and, as can be seen in this case, mergers can have a negative effect on the R&D division of a company.
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Weighing Pradaxa's Risks

Weighing Pradaxa's Risks | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Despite recent sharp criticism and a $650 million settlement, hundreds of thousands of consumers with atrial fibrillation continue to take the blood thinner.
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There's more to Pradaxa's problems than meets the eye

There's more to Pradaxa's problems than meets the eye | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical companies don’t have a particularly good reputation, for some very good reasons. But we can’t let suspicions about the motives of such companies cloud our assessments of drug safety because…
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Study: Social media pages focused on chronic illnesses are mostly for marketing

Study: Social media pages focused on chronic illnesses are mostly for marketing | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A new study has found out that only about 9.5% of Facebook pages about chronic diseases are used for actual support, while 32% are marketing ploys.
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Cancer: Unpronounceable Drugs, Incomprehensible Prices

Cancer: Unpronounceable Drugs, Incomprehensible Prices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Cancer drug prices keep rising.  The industry says this reflects the rising costs of drug development and the business risks they must take when testing new drugs.  I think they charge what they think they can get away with, which goes up every year. Let’s consider the two arguments, and how [...]
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Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Road trip! Or, two middle-aged women go on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque drug-buying spree across an international border. And score.
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Breathe Deeply: Sanofi Will Market MannKind’s Inhaled Insulin

After months of anticipation, MannKind has finally found a marketing partner for its inhaled insulin product. And the drug maker willing to bet the device can become a huge success is Sanofi, which hopes to plug a gaping hole in its diabetes strategy.
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Are Oncologists Recommending The Best Treatments For Patients?

Are Oncologists Recommending The Best Treatments For Patients? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Medical bias comes in many forms. For the past couple of weeks, Dr. Robert Pearl has exposed conflicts of interest in medical research and radiation therapy. This week, he sets his sights to the economic motivations behind doctors buying and reselling drugs to their patients.
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prescription-testosterone sales hit $2.4 billion in 2013, and the market is expected to swell to $3.8 billion by 2018, according to Global Industry Analysts.

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What Smart People Never Buy At The Drugstore

What Smart People Never Buy At The Drugstore | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A 100-pill package of CVS-brand aspirin costs $1.14 on the company's website, while pharmaceutical giant Bayer's version sells for $6.99.

Yet time and time again, the typical shopper chooses the pricier brand-name drug, even though it's essentiall...
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Pfizer is Liable for Harm Caused by a Generic Version of its Drug: Court

Pfizer is Liable for Harm Caused by a Generic Version of its Drug: Court | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The Alabama Supreme Court upheld its own controversial ruling that Pfizer can be sued by an Alabama man who claimed he was injured by a generic version of its Reglan heartburn medicine.
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Drug Channels: Retail Generic Drug Inflation Reaches New Heights

Drug Channels: Retail Generic Drug Inflation Reaches New Heights | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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The Medical Innovation Threat

The Medical Innovation Threat | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The attack on a near-cure for Hepatitis C is a prelude to price controls, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
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Side Effect Warnings Can Increase Pharmaceutical Sales

Side Effect Warnings Can Increase Pharmaceutical Sales | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
I must not be the only person to wonder how pharmaceutical companies succeed with direct to consumer advertisements when, stuck in the middle of all their TV ads, are those long lists of side effects.  You know what I mean.  After watching a smiling and attractive person running through a [...]
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Representation of Health Conditions on Facebook: Content Analysis and Evaluation of User Engagement

Representation of Health Conditions on Facebook: Content Analysis and Evaluation of User Engagement
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The Five Biggest Lies About Obamacare

The Five Biggest Lies About Obamacare | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Despite its continued unpopularity, the Affordable Care Act has been a success, and conservative predictions of “death spirals” and huge premium spikes just haven’t come true.
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Digital Transformation Moves Pharma "Beyond the Pill"

Digital Transformation Moves Pharma "Beyond the Pill" | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Pharmas are looking to move to a range of value-added services under the moniker beyond-the-pill – and most of those new services are digital.
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Vertex to end sales of hepatitis C drug Incivek

Vertex to end sales of hepatitis C drug Incivek | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc is stopping U.S. sales and distribution of its Incivek hepatitis C treatment, whose use has been largely supplanted by the new Sovaldi drug from Gilead Sciences Inc.On
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Robin Williams' Death Underscores Connection Between Creativity, Depression And Addiction

Robin Williams' Death Underscores Connection Between Creativity, Depression And Addiction | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Creativity and mental illness seem to go hand-in-hand. Some theories as to why.
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Five Common Myths About Depression

Five Common Myths About Depression | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
With the tragic loss of Robin Williams to apparent suicide, a worldwide discussion about the effects of depression has begun. Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide in the US, and suicide claims 34,000 lives in this country every year. Far too often those who would benefit from treatment don’t [...]
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Medicines in Development for Arthritis | PhRMA

Medicines in Development for Arthritis | PhRMA | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 92 innovative new medicines to help the millions of Americans affected by arthritis. These medicines in development – all either in clinical trials or under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration– include 55 for rheumatoid arthritis, 15 for musculoskeletal pain, 10 for osteoarthritis and 7 for psoriatic arthritis, according to a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
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Amgen plans to cut up to 15% of staff in move aimed at making biotech slimmer, more efficient

Amgen plans to cut up to 15% of staff in move aimed at making biotech slimmer, more efficient | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Amgen said it plans to reduce its global workforce by 12% to 15% and close facilities in two states as part of a restructuring that aims to focus resources on developing new drugs.
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