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Switzerland: A Case Study in Consumer-Driven Health Care - Forbes

Switzerland: A Case Study in Consumer-Driven Health Care - Forbes | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
In 2007, Harvard Business School professor Regina Herzlinger and McGraw-Hill published Who Killed Health Care? America’s $2 Trillion Medical Problem—And The Consumer-Driven Cure.
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Brian Shields's comment, December 26, 2012 12:12 PM
Richard, this article fails to mention the obvious, Swiss Pharma firms make the majority of their revenues from the U.S. system. As such, the U.S. health care system significantly provides tax revenue to the Swiss people via the large Swiss drug firms.
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Drug Pricing Is a Mess, and We’re All Paying For It

Drug Pricing Is a Mess, and We’re All Paying For It | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Pharma companies are obviously rolling in it: Ads with heroic toenails don’t come cheap when they’re sandwiched between Super Bowl plays, and neither does a certain Wu-Tang album. But many of the priciest medications are available for free if you have a coupon. Something’s wrong here.
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How a Sanofi Diabetes Bet Went Wrong

How a Sanofi Diabetes Bet Went Wrong | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
French drugmaker Sanofi thought it had a gold mine in its licensing pact with MannKind for the rights to sell the insulin inhaler Afrezza, but safety concerns and reimbursement issues doomed the effort.
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New consumer concerns harder for health brands to swallow

New consumer concerns harder for health brands to swallow | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Finicky formulary committees and rising consumer cost consciousness add up to a new market dynamic for health brands. A new survey helps break it down.
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Drug Industry Launches Ad Campaign Aimed at Lawmakers

Drug Industry Launches Ad Campaign Aimed at Lawmakers | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The pharmaceutical industry is ramping up an advertising campaign designed to improve its reputation with lawmakers, as it lobbies against any effort to rein in prescription costs.
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Satisfaction with Doctor Visits on the Rise

Satisfaction with Doctor Visits on the Rise | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Doctors’ visits aren’t typically a favorite activity for most, but their importance is unquestionable. As health care models continue to morph, the marketplace is continually changing. Patients now have more choices than ever as to where and how they interact with their health care providers, so satisfaction is an increasingly important measure. Among those who have visited a doctor’s office in the past year (“patients”), 88% (up 5 points from 2012) report they are satisfied with their last visit; notably, over half (53%) state they are very satisfied.
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Holding Drug Companies Accountable for Drug Prices

Holding Drug Companies Accountable for Drug Prices | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Look at how pharmaceutical companies actually spend their money. Contrary to what they claim, research does not dominate. Rather, more of the money goes toward funding marketing budgets and realizing profits.
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Major drugmakers push back in U.S. price debate

Major drugmakers push back in U.S. price debate | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
With a backlash brewing over the price of medicines in the United States, drugmakers are pushing back with a new message: Most people don't pay retail.   
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Infographic: Pharma adoption of social media: A prescription for physician engagement | Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

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Americans' Faith in Honesty, Ethics of Police Rebounds

Americans' Faith in Honesty, Ethics of Police Rebounds | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
After dipping to 48% in 2014 amid a national firestorm over police treatment of young black men, Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of police has rebounded to 56%. This rating is consistent with those between 2010 and 2013.
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The Super Bowl ad about constipation made perfect business sense for the pharmaceutical company that paid for it

The Super Bowl ad about constipation made perfect business sense for the pharmaceutical company that paid for it | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The unexpected commercial struck a chord of outrage with some viewers.
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McKesson, mscripts partner to boost adherence via mobile Rx coupons

McKesson, mscripts partner to boost adherence via mobile Rx coupons | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The aim of the partnership is to boost adherence among patients something a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found can be improved by text message reminders.
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Celebrity drug ads Opportunity or PR disaster

Celebrity drug ads Opportunity or PR disaster | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Tapping celebrities for brand or awareness campaigns ensures a high degree of attention, but such arrangements come with concerns that "regular" ones do not.
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Study: mHealth impact negligible on healthcare costs, patient benefits

Study: mHealth impact negligible on healthcare costs, patient benefits | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
A research trial evaluating mobile healthcare technology versus traditional disease management reveals "little evidence" digital medicine intervention reduces healthcare costs or drives greater consumer healthcare interest, though some improvement in health self-management was reported.
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Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication

Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Health insurers are trying to spark a price war by refusing to pay for some brand-name medications unless they get a big discount. This forces some people to change their prescriptions.
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Theranos' problems could be about to get much worse

Theranos' problems could be about to get much worse | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal reports Theranos' labs in northern California could put its relationship with Medicare at jeopardy.
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The dark side of the arthritis drug blamed in Glenn Frey's death

The dark side of the arthritis drug blamed in Glenn Frey's death | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Many of the medications that treat the autoimmune disease, come with a slew of possible side effects, from heart failure to tuberculosis.
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Opinion: The AMA is wrong about banning drug ads - STAT

Opinion: The AMA is wrong about banning drug ads - STAT | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The AMA's proposal to ban all drug ads is, at best, misguided, and, at worst, ignores the benefits of such ads to patients, a former pharma executive said.
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CEOs: What's missing in the drug pricing debate

Several factors are being overlooked when discussing drug pricing in the U.S., three pharma CEOs say.
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Reviewing the Unmet Needs of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Reviewing the Unmet Needs of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Significant innovations in the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have primarily addressed the frequency of flare-ups in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Many advances have been made in this area, and the medical community may be on the ...
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Drug approvals at 19-year high belie industry challenges

Drug approvals at 19-year high belie industry challenges | Pharma & Medical Devices | Scoop.it
2015 was a good year for innovation in medicine with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approving 45 novel drugs, four more than in 2014 and the most since the all-time record of 53 set in 1996.
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