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Snake Venom Could Unlock Drug Discoveries For Cancer, Diabetes

Snake Venom Could Unlock Drug Discoveries For Cancer, Diabetes | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A new revelation has been discovered, claiming that toxins in snake venom could potentially open doors to cutting-edge drugs being able to treat severe medical conditions, such as diabetes, hi...
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Consumers swayed by comparative drug claims study

Consumers swayed by comparative drug claims study | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In a study to observe their effect in DTC ads, comparison claims in both print and video ads led consumers to trust those drugs over rival medications, researchers found.
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Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey – WebMD

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey – WebMD | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report
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Lilly CEO Sees Light After a Difficult Year

Lilly CEO Sees Light After a Difficult Year | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
John Lechleiter, the drug maker’s chief executive, says Eli Lilly is on the mend with the approval of three new drugs this year.
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Pfizer/AZ chase may be off as pharma deals falter

Pfizer/AZ chase may be off as pharma deals falter | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
At the start of the year, it looked like the pharma M&A market would get an adrenaline injection – but now, it's more like it’s taken a sleeping pill.
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The Best-Selling Biologic Drugs

The Best-Selling Biologic Drugs | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Biologic drugs are a big deal for the pharmaceutical industry right now. Blockbuster chemicals for common conditions like diabetes and hypertension are largely things of the past. We’re getting pretty good at controlling those conditions, and few people expect a slew of major scientific breakthroughs that will lead to many [...]
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Krishan Maggon 's comment, October 17, 6:44 AM
Surprised to see Forbes giving out old 2011 sales figures. Humira sales in 2013 were over # 11 billion followed by Remicade at $9.7 billion. For best selling monoclonal antibodies 2013 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V-jPsGA-GCQ0H63P0uRCtPxp4o_KmwpRQ-AP56-8dpI/edit# If one adds Enbrel and Lantus 2013 sales, one can easily get 2013 sales of top selling biologics
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Pharma Sues Again Over Orphan Drug Discounts to Hospitals

Pharma Sues Again Over Orphan Drug Discounts to Hospitals | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
An ongoing feud between the pharmaceutical industry and a federal agency over a discount drug program for certain hospitals is back in court.
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Humana Inc. Embraces Apple Health for Millions of Members (AAPL, HUM)

Humana Inc. Embraces Apple Health for Millions of Members (AAPL, HUM) | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Insurers like Humana are encouraging members to live healthier lifestyles by rewarding members who use Apple devices to track their health. - Todd Campbell - Health Care
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How the "Millennials" Demographic is Shaping US Healthcare - Pharmaceutical Executive

How the "Millennials" Demographic is Shaping US Healthcare - Pharmaceutical Executive | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Payments Reveal Range of Doctors' Ties With Industry

Payments Reveal Range of Doctors' Ties With Industry | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Some of the doctors who received the biggest payments last year from drug and medical-device companies got them for purposes that had nothing to do with patient care.
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Art Jones's curator insight, October 2, 10:53 AM

We now know more than ever about Pharma payments made to Physicians.

#Sunshine Act

#ACA

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Pharma Companies Urge FDA To Alter Draft Social Media Rules - iHealthBeat

Pharma Companies Urge FDA To Alter Draft Social Media Rules - iHealthBeat | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Biotechnology Industry Organization and Medical Information Working Group have submitted comments to FDA expressing concern that draft social media guidance released by the agency in June could discourage manufacturers from using social media. The Hill et al.
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Health Care Renewal: Shire Settles Claims of Deceptive Marketing of Multiple Drugs for $56.8 Million, No Individual Held Responsible

Health Care Renewal: Shire Settles Claims of Deceptive Marketing of Multiple Drugs for $56.8 Million, No Individual Held Responsible | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not

Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Emergency room physicians are leaving patients with hefty bills: More and more, doctors who work in emergency rooms are private contractors who are out of network or do not accept any insurance plans.
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How To Build A Patient-Centered Healthcare Culture

How To Build A Patient-Centered Healthcare Culture | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Building a patient-centered healthcare culture is a key interest of mine: building a culture in healthcare that supports patient satisfaction and a successful patient experience. One of the leaders in this field is James Merlino, MD.  He’s one of the forces, along with his well-known boss, Toby Cosgrove, behind the patient experience [...]
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Just Seeing Charts And Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible

Just Seeing Charts And Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Graphs look so impressive. Even graphs that include no new information made people more likely to think that a drug is effective, a study finds. Can you inoculate yourself against that bias?
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This Is How Terrifying Life With Narcolepsy Can Be

This Is How Terrifying Life With Narcolepsy Can Be | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Frustrated by just how difficult it was to explain her condition to others, a young woman decided to post a video on YouTube to show the world exactly what it’s like to have the chronic neurological disorder known as narcolepsy, which is charac...
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Home-based connected health to overtake hospital-based by 2019 | mobihealthnews

Home-based connected health to overtake hospital-based by 2019 | mobihealthnews | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
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Ebola In Perspective: The Top Killers In US And Globally

Ebola In Perspective: The Top Killers In US And Globally | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Last week saw the first death on U.S. soil of someone infected by the current West African Ebola outbreak. Then, this week, news emerged that two nurses who had cared for the victim in Dallas are now also infected. This is terrifying. But we need to put the outbreak in perspective. [...]
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Was Celgene's Crohn's Disease Drug Worth The Price?

Was Celgene's Crohn's Disease Drug Worth The Price? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
This month Celgene will reveal the midstage data that made it pony up $710 million to license GED-0301, a drug for Crohn's disease, from obscure Nogra Pharma.
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‘Financial Toxicity:’ Who’s Really to Blame for High Cancer Drug Prices?

‘Financial Toxicity:’ Who’s Really to Blame for High Cancer Drug Prices? | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The issue of expensive cancer drugs is hardly new, of course, but 60 Minutes aired a segment that the other night that likely helped highlight the controversy for the mass audience that watches the popular news program. The episode, however, is unlikely to have helped the pharmaceutical industry.
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Sales rep restrictions point to need for a pharma rethink

Sales rep restrictions point to need for a pharma rethink | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A survey shows sales rep bans are accelerating, while also pointing to a limitedtime opportunity for pharma to become a significant partner for healthcare systems.
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Jared Donner's curator insight, October 8, 3:17 PM

Its time to rethink Pharma Marketing.  Are your MCM initiatives up-to-date???

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New Viagra TV Ad Should Be Dropped

New Viagra TV Ad Should Be Dropped | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it

 #pharmaWhile we can debate the impact of TV ads on the industry’s reputation, I find it hard to believe that the latest Viagra TV campaign is helping to “earn the trust and respect” of any of the constituents cited above. If one truly believes that the industry’s reputation is paramount, stop airing the new Viagra commercial.

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Viagra ads target women for 1st time

Viagra ads target women for 1st time | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. In the ...
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Design Power: Patients Play Researchers in Drug Trials

Design Power: Patients Play Researchers in Drug Trials | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Scientists regularly sign up patients to test new treatments. In a dramatic shift in sharing control, they are now seeking patients to help design trials.
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kenza's curator insight, September 30, 3:21 PM

Interesting article about how to include patients into clinical trials design .... ""Research is not just about what the doctor wants to accomplish,'' 

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10 Reasons Your Prescription Drug Prices Are So Painfully High

10 Reasons Your Prescription Drug Prices Are So Painfully High | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Research and development costs are only one piece of the puzzle. Here are nine additional reasons why your prescription drug costs are so painfully high. - Sean Williams - Health Care
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