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Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.<p>Evan Greebel, who was outside counsel to Shkreli's …

Corruption

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world's biggest online retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers.<p>The deal's potential to disrupt major players …

The Best PC Games to Play Right Now

For a segment of the gaming industry that was supposed to be "dying" a few years ago, the PC market is doing incredibly well. The frequent Steam …

Merck's experimental Ebola shot gets set to fight deadly new outbreak in Congo

As the death toll mounts in a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials are preparing to deploy Merck's experimental …

From old behemoth Lipitor to new king Humira: Best-selling U.S. drugs over 25 years

Looking back on the past 25 years, old stalwarts Lipitor and Plavix and a trio of autoimmune TNF-alpha inhibitors are among the best-selling drugs in …

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

The History of Bio-Pharma Industry M&As, Lessons Learned and Trends to Watch – PM360

Many people believe the bio-pharma industry is oligopolistic, similar to the car or airline industries, with only a few huge players in the game. The …

The 5 Best-Selling European Drugs of 2017

<b>Biologicals have completely changed the way we treat diseases, and their growth has exploded in the last two decades. Not surprisingly, they took a</b> …

Breast Cancer

Opinion: Transparency on quality and price will transform medicine

Transparency is becoming a fashionable buzzword in many walks of life. In health care, it is rearranging the relationships between patients and those …

Lilly to Acquire Armo BioSciences for $1.6B

Eli Lilly plans to acquire Armo BioSciences for approximately $1.6 billion, the companies said today, in a deal that builds the buyer’s …

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Health Care

Novartis CEO: How To Create Cheaper Alternatives To The Most Expensive Drugs

Recently, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb addressed those in attendance at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) National Health Policy Conference. His comments created a lot of visibility around several critical topics, including patient access to innovative treatments, cost-effectiveness, and …

Why Trump Is Panicking

The raids on his attorney’s files are extremely dangerous for the president.<p>“Attorney-client privilege is dead,” according to President Donald Trump, who unleashed an angry Twitter tirade this week in response to search warrants executed at the office, home and hotel room of his personal attorney, …

Donald Trump

20 Best Selling Drugs 2018

The Complete List and Analysis of the Best Selling Drugs in 2017. All the Top Products in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry with detailed …

19 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About "A Quiet Place" That Will Make You Realize It's An Even Better Film Than You Thought

"An extraordinary piece of work." —Stephen King<p><i>Fair warning: some very MILD spoilers ahead.</i>

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

China pushes generics over brands with another round of new pharma policies

In a potential threat to foreign drugmakers profiting on innovative drugs, the Chinese government on Tuesday issued a new policy package—including …

Pharma

Top 10 most productive workforces in biopharma

The math is simple, but managing a company isn’t. That’s the message we gleaned in analyzing productivity at major pharmas and biotech companies. As …

Big Pharma's winners and losers last year? AbbVie and AstraZeneca up, GSK down

The biopharma industry faced plenty of uncertainty in 2017, but for most companies, the year delivered a rebound from stagnation, EP Vantage reports. …

Amazon hires former FDA exec for secret health care team

Amazon has made a big hire for its secret health care division internally known as 1492, according to <i>CNBC:</i> FDA's first chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout. The e-commerce giant reportedly brought him on board to work under former Google X director Babak Parviz in a business development …

Why the Pharmaceutical Industry is Booming in Japan

Older people need more medicine. That rule of life is no secret to pharmaceutical companies across the globe. Many also realize that Japan’s rapidly aging population presents a unique business opportunity. Japan remains the world’s second-biggest pharmaceuticals market, behind only the United …

Eli Lilly

We asked top clinicians what AI will do for healthcare in 2018. Here’s what they said

<b>Despite the debate, most say AI is already transforming the industry, and 2018 may be the year we see real, tangible results</b> Artificial Intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Pharma's social media strategies are growing up—and working better, too, report finds

Pharma companies are maturing on social media, if Ogilvy Healthworld’s latest Social Check-up report is any indication. Its research with Pulsar …

The first FDA-approved digital pill: What it means for the pharmaceutical industry

<i>Harsha Madannavar, Justin Wang and Helen Chen are Managing Directors at L.E.K. Consulting.</i>

A Handy Guide to the References and Easter Eggs in Ready Player One

Most of the time, Easter eggs—the kind you find in a video game or Marvel movie, not the ones painted in dainty pastels—are just a diversion. In <i>Ready</i> …

If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "SparkNotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

U.S. jury orders AbbVie to pay $3 million in AndroGel retrial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Monday ordered AbbVie Inc to pay more than $3 million to a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack, though the jury did not find AbbVie strictly liable.<p>The verdict in …

Sustainable Business Strategy - HBX - Harvard Business School

Business leaders can change the world. Will you?<p>Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our …

The chairman of PwC said that after surveying more than 1,200 CEOs, he believes there are 4 things every CEO must do

For the past two decades, professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been surveying more than 1,000 CEOs around the world each year.<p>Over the past few surveys, it's become clear that a growing number of CEOs are concluding that maximizing quarterly growth is not the path to sustainable, …

CEOs