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Threshold Pharma progress pancreatic cancer drug to Phase 3 | pharmaphorum

Threshold Pharma progress pancreatic cancer drug to Phase 3 | pharmaphorum | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
This is a pharma news story about biotechnology company, Threshold Pharma, who are moving TH-302 pancreatic cancer drug into Phase 3 trials.
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We just got a better idea of how much drug companies rely on price hikes, and it doesn't look good

We just got a better idea of how much drug companies rely on price hikes, and it doesn't look good | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
We're starting to get a better idea of how much drug companies rely on prescription drug price hikes.
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Clinicians are people, Platforms inspired by consumers; built for pharma

Clinicians are people, Platforms inspired by consumers; built for pharma | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Clinicians are people – just like us. Like us, most of them are busy, have friends and start their day on social media. In just the last two years, our media habits changed dramatically and there a…
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Social media is not going to save DTC marketing

Social media is not going to save DTC marketing | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
If you search the Web you’re going to find a lot of statistics on social media and health, but what you’re not going to find is how and why people are using social media for health.  Th…
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Survey shows Americans are seriously worried about healthcare costs

Survey shows Americans are seriously worried about healthcare costs | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
64% of Americans want to lower their healthcare costs, but don’t know how. Read more from a recent survey by Amino and research firm Ipsos.
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Pharma's rep with patient groups was on the rise, but not anymore: PatientView | FiercePharma

Pharma's rep with patient groups was on the rise, but not anymore: PatientView | FiercePharma | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
After an upswing in pharma's global reputation in 2015, its standing among patient groups has now swung the other way—again. Only 38% of patient groups agree that the industry had either an “excellent” or “good” reputation, down from almost 45% last year.
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Data Shows Americans Hold Similar Views of Drugmakers, PBMs - Morning Consult

Data Shows Americans Hold Similar Views of Drugmakers, PBMs - Morning Consult | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Drugmakers have pointed to pharmacy benefit managers as a force behind rising drug prices in the U.S., but Americans don't appear to have a gloomier view of one industry group over the other, according to Morning Consult Brands Intelligence data.
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Drug Costs Too High? Fire the Middleman

Drug Costs Too High? Fire the Middleman | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Caterpillar’s lowered drug bills show why pharmacy benefit managers are under fire.
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Declines in Sexual Frequency among American Adults, 1989–2014

Declines in Sexual Frequency among American Adults, 1989–2014 | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
American adults had sex about nine fewer times per year in the early 2010s compared to the late 1990s in data from the nationally representative General Social Survey, N = 26,620, 1989–2014. This was
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Survey: 64 percent of patients use a digital device to manage health

Survey: 64 percent of patients use a digital device to manage health | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it

Don't be fooled by numbers read the insights as to what people actually want

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A Good Thing Happens When Doctors Start Talking to Their Patients

A Good Thing Happens When Doctors Start Talking to Their Patients | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A longer visit with your doctor before a procedure can improve results and save money, according to Robert S. Kaplan.
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Flipboard on Flipboard

Flipboard on Flipboard | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
21,236 Added | 15 Magazines | 23 Likes | 22 Following | 180.3M Followers | @flipboard | Official Flipboard account
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Johnson & Johnson pursues empathy in an age of 'anxiety and mistrust'

Johnson & Johnson pursues empathy in an age of 'anxiety and mistrust' | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Johnson & Johnson president of global marketing services Debra Bass says the brand is putting empathy at the forefront of its activity at a tumultuous time for the world.
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DTC’s Love Affair with TV is Irrational | PM360

DTC’s Love Affair with TV is Irrational | PM360 | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Just How Much Is a Medical Miracle Worth?

Just How Much Is a Medical Miracle Worth? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Years of costly treatments could give way to pricier one-shot cures like Spark Therapeutics’ blindness drug. But insurers aren’t ready.
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R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices

R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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Analysis: Reports of drug side effects increase fivefold in 12 years

More than 1 million reports of drug side effects were filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015, a fivefold increase since 2004, according to an analysis by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today. 
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How Brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry Stack Up

How Brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry Stack Up | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In this study, we’ve tracked the trends in the pharma industry. Take a look at best practices for social content publishers and social media marketers.
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Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses

Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Premiums are going up in many U.S. states under the Affordable Care Act, but the health insurance industry is enjoying record-breaking profits.
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You might need nearly $350,000 to pay for health-care costs in retirement

You might need nearly $350,000 to pay for health-care costs in retirement | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
How to get real — and get smart — about your health in retirement
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R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices

R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
R&D Costs For Pharmaceutical Companies Do Not Explain Elevated US Drug Prices | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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Harris Poll: Only Nine Percent of U.S. Consumers Believe Pharma and Biotechnology Put Patients over Profits; Only 16 Percent Believe Health Insurers Do

Harris Poll: Only Nine Percent of U.S. Consumers Believe Pharma and Biotechnology Put Patients over Profits; Only 16 Percent Believe Health Insurers Do | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Only nine percent of U.S. consumers believe pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies put patients over profits, while only 16 percent believe health insurance companies do, according to a Harris Poll study released today. Meanwhile, 36 percent of U.S. adults believe health care providers (such as doctors and nurses) put patients over profits, compared to hospitals (23%).
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Bipartisan Sanity on Healthcare Transparency | DrugWonks

Bipartisan Sanity on Healthcare Transparency | DrugWonks | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Drugwonks.com is the web log of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI), a forum offering rigorous and compelling research on the most critical issues affecting current drug policy.
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Gilead Executive Says Pharmacy Benefit Managers Keep Prices High

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C cure set off a firestorm of criticism over high drug prices in 2014 that hasn’t let up since. Now an executive says the company can’t cut the product’s price because middlemen who manage drug benefits would refuse to cover it.
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Gilead Executive Says Pharmacy Benefit Managers Keep Prices High

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C cure set off a firestorm of criticism over high drug prices in 2014 that hasn’t let up since. Now an executive says the company can’t cut the product’s price because middlemen who manage drug benefits would refuse to cover it.
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