Chikai Lai

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Why the Current Focus on Drug Prices is Misguided

Drugs are not the primary driver of health spending growth. In fact, in a perfect world, drugs and vaccines that cure and prevent all diseases should …

Drug company billionaire pulls out of Liberal cash-for-access fundraiser

The billionaire chairman of pharmaceutical giant Apotex has pulled out of an elite "cash for access" fundraiser at which Finance Minister Bill Morneau is the star attraction – two days after the Liberal Party sent a letter to cabinet announcing it plans to ban business executives or others from …

Akari Therapeutics Announces Receipt of Orphan Drug Designation for Coversin from the U.S. FDA for Treatment of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akari Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKTX), an emerging growth, development-stage biopharmaceutical …

Biotechnology

The Future of Orphan Drugs

<b>Orphan Drugs: Future opportunities and challenges</b> <b></b> The orphan drug..<b>Price: $695</b>

Biotechnology

Mylan Agrees to Pay $465 Million for Ripping Off Medicare on EpiPens, Stock Price Soars

Mylan, the drug company that makes EpiPen, has been overcharging Medicare and Medicaid for years. But today the pharmaceutical company had to finally …

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but lawmakers and presidents of both parties may have set the stage for the startling prices that have consumers on edge.<p>As the proverb says: Physician, heal thyself.<p>In the last 13 years, Congress passed major …

Health Care

Home | U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

Regional Contacts<p>Call toll-free from Wisconsin: (800) 247-5645<p>Eau Claire<p>500 South Barstow Street, Suite LL2<br>Eau Claire, WI 54701-3608<br>Phone: (715) …

Tammy Baldwin

Price Gouging and the Dangerous New Breed of Pharma Companies

I met Tony in 2001 when he was sent to me with severe muscle weakness. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to care for himself, Tony had been told he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. It turned out Tony actually had Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, a …

Amgen is the latest to raise drug prices despite public outcry

Amgen Inc.’s second quarter was a solid one with promising potential: earnings and revenue met expectations, and the company increased its 2016 …

We're all paying a high price for drug company profiteering

The drug companies are ripping us off, pill by pill, shot by shot. Instead of working to earn reasonable returns by relieving our suffering and saving lives, they now focus on profits above all. Their main targets are insurance companies. But when insurance companies take a hit, they bump up …

Health

Style Guide: How to Dress for Every Wedding

The vast range in types of weddings can be daunting — beach destination, indoor ceremony / outdoor reception, Daddy-owns-the-country-club formal, …

Men's Fashion

China secures bulk drug discounts

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) negotiated price discounts on three patented drugs in return for bulk purchase …

Xinhua

Japanese-style Star Wars jackets are the perfect combination of fashionable and geeky!

“Wear me, you will. Looking good, you will be.”<p>Fans of Star Wars and traditional Japanese clothing, your day has come! These new <i>hanten</i>, traditional …

Industry calls for new antimicrobial business models

More than 80 pharma, biotech and diagnostics companies have signed a declaration on combating antimicrobial resistance. The document, released …

Biotechnology

Pfizer hikes U.S. prices for over 100 drugs on January 1

Pfizer confirmed a 9.4% increase for heavily advertised pain drug Lyrica, which generated $2.3 billion in 2014 U.S. sales; a 12.9% increase for erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, which had 2014 U.S. sales of $1.1 billion; and a 5% increase for Ibrance, a novel breast cancer drug launched last year …

Biotechnology

What's Up Next? Biotech And Pharma Predictions For 2016

Almost every year, I’ve tried to make some predictions about what will happen over the next 12 months in healthcare. This year, I’m going back to a format proposed by former Forbes.com editor Paul Maidment. Here are some thoughts on drug pricing, Obamacare and more.<p><b>The Big Trend</b><p>Health policy …

Martin Shkreli

Sanofi's Ex-Chief Viehbacher Launches Boston Pharma With $600 Million

November 19, 2015<br>By Mark Terry, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff<p>Cambridge, Mass.-based <b>Gurnet Point Capital</b> <b>announced</b> today that it is launching a new …

Biotech's Bad Boy Martin Shkreli Named CEO of KaloBios

November 20, 2015<br>By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff<p>SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – A day after <b>acquiring</b> 70 percent of <b>KaloBios</b> , <b>Martin Shkreli</b>, the …

FDA approves Takeda drug for blood cancer multiple myeloma

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third drug to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.<p>The approved pill, called Ninlaro, is made by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. The FDA approved two other multiple myeloma treatments this year, one from Johnson …

Biotechnology

Martin Shkreli is now the CEO of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company

In a release on Thursday, KaloBios named Shkreli CEO and chairman of the board while also adding three new board members.<p>KaloBios saw its stock price rise more than 400% on Thursday after Shkreli and his associates reported that they'd purchased 70% of the company's outstanding shares earlier this …

Martin Shkreli

People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. @simonsinek http://t.co/Yzs1hoUcxf

Gilead's Blockbuster Sovaldi Linked to Slower Heartbeats and Puts Patients at Risk of Passing Out

November 5, 2015<br>By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff<p>NEW YORK – A team of French doctors reported <b>Gilead Sciences, Inc.</b> ’s blockbuster …

这个全美都讨厌的人,除了把艾滋病药价提高了55倍还做了什么?

虎嗅注:上周,80后对冲基金经理马丁·施克莱里激怒了全美人民,原因是他将原价13.5美元一片的艾滋病药物大涨至750美元,涨价幅度达55倍。甚至美国民主党总统候选人希拉里都在推特上表示要处理这件事。但新闻传出后的一天,这位有着“黑心商人”之称的年轻人,却突然表示愿意将涉事药物达拉匹林(darapri …