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Bristol-Myers Investors Set Their Sights on Next Week’s Cancer Drug Showdown

BMO Capital Markets analyst Alex Arfaei expects that Bristol-Myers Squibb lung cancer study data to be presented at the upcoming American Association …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Beyond Economics: How Price Controls Are Killing Millions Of Patients

<i>Due to maximum-wage policies, it currently takes about a decade for working medical therapies to reach patients. Stronger incentives in the clinical trial process responsible for the delays would leave product safety unaltered, but would save millions of lives.</i><p>Investigational research through …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

Grading Pharma In 2013: 16 Drug Companies Ranked

How’d Big Pharma do this year? Very well. I decided to give every drug company with a market capitalization greater than $50 billion a letter grade, just like in school. The basis for the grades: I started with stock performance as a basic metric, and then considered each company’s scientific and …

If You Don't Market Drugs, How Do You Expect To Sell Them?

The sales and marketing of new medicines provide a lightning rod for discussions about all that is wrong with the biopharmaceutical industry. Certainly, there have been over-aggressive practices used by the industry in terms of free dinners and paid conferences, but these practices are becoming …

Are Pharma Companies Too Big to Innovate?

Ask any investor what they think about <b>Johnson & Johnson</b> , and you'll probably hear that it's a diversified pharma company, a blue-chip stock that …

Why Big Pharma Companies Need to Collaborate

<b>Bristol-Myers Squibb</b> and <b>AstraZeneca</b> made waves last month after announcing that their partnership in the diabetes space has come to an end; …

India’s $10 billion pipeline of generic cures will keep rolling—for now

India is the world’s largest maker of generic pharmaceuticals, exporting some $10 billion-worth a year. Often, they’re copied from the branded treatments invented by Western corporations. Today the country’s highest court rejected an effort by one of those companies, Novartis, to staunch the …

Intellectual Property

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

Pfizer: 'Bring your own device' is coming to clinical trials | FierceBiotech

When Pfizer ($PFE) began its virtual trial in 2011, the technology it used was at the forefront of innovation in clinical research. Yet two years …

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Hired by the Data, Fired by the Data

And That's a Good Thing<p>They're Watching You At Work<p>The Atlantic<p>The term Big Data, admits writer Don Peck, “has quickly grown tiresome.” But the power of analytics as a mechanism for making decisions about hiring and firing is still growing, and the “application of predictive analytics to people’s …

How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Even today, most organizations technically struggle to answer even the simplest 80/20 analytics questions: Which 20% of customers generate 80% of the profits? Which 20% of suppliers are responsible for 80% of customer UX complaints? What 20% of customers facilitate 80% of the most helpful …

Analytics 3.0

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Nonsensical Infographic No. 5, 2009, digital<p>Those of us who have spent years studying “data smart” companies believe we’ve already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD—before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention …

You May Not Need Big Data After All

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 2, 2009, digital<p>Companies are investing like crazy in data scientists, data warehouses, and data analytics software. But many of them don’t have much to show for their efforts. It’s possible they never will.<p>What’s the problem? To begin with, big data has …

Novartis CEO: Here Are 3 Things Big Pharma Must Do To Survive

Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has consistently argued that the industry needs to make big changes in order to survive in the long run, like redefining blockbusters and getting paid for positive outcomes instead of just transactions.<p>His own company just came face to face with one of the industry's big …

The Most Productive Drug Companies Of The Past 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, 278 new drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to data from the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation. One hundred-and-seventy-five of them, or 63% of those approvals, came from 41 companies that had at least two new drugs …

Why Big Pharma Is Breaking Up

Breaking up might not be all that hard to do after all -- at least not for big pharma.<p><b>Merck</b> CEO Ken Frazier stated on the Oct. 28 third-quarter …

Welcome to the New Face of Big Pharma

Justin, a 12-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, just started middle school and was bummed he had to regularly check his blood sugar between periods while …

Advertising Industry

Veeva Systems' CEO On Why Pharma Needs His Cloud Software

Peter Gassner has spent his career in the world of software and relational databases, working at IBM and then PeopleSoft. He witnessed the promise of cloud software while working at Salesforce.com. His vision, though, was to target an industry in need of specialized software housed in the cloud. So …

Patent wars: has India taken on Big Pharma and won?

It all seemed to be going so well for the big pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma).<p>National governments used to be able to choose whether to grant patents on pharmaceutical products or not. Some countries such as India didn't award any patents at all, literally giving generics drugs companies free …

Pharma

Is Big Pharma Setting Up for a China Sales Catastrophe?

China's the next great frontier for industries across the markets, but the world's second-largest economy is especially vital to big pharma. The …

Big Pharma And Meth Cooks Agree: Keep Cold Meds Over The Counter

Millions of Americans have seen the fictional world of meth use and production in AMC's <i>Breaking Bad</i>, but journalist Jonah Engle has spent a lot of time in the real world of meth.<p>In a recent piece in <i>Mother Jones</i>, Engle looks at the explosion in the number of meth addicts who cook their own drugs …

Delivering World-Class Health Care, Affordably

India might be the last place on earth where you’d expect to find health care innovation. Government programs have finally brought some infectious diseases under control, but the nation’s ability to meet the basic medical needs of its citizens remains abysmal. Despite robust economic growth over …

Paid Docs Twice as Likely to Prescribe Sponsors' Drugs - But They Must Be Paid Well! Is the ROI Worth the Bad Press?

Doctors in the US who are paid and entertained by drug companies are more than twice as likely to prescribe their products, according to a …

Do You Trust This Man? Pfizer CEO Says Lack of Trust in Drug Industry a Matter of "Perception Gap"

He is Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Ian Read.<p>I wasn't one of the reporters "invited" to Pfizer headquarters in New York to listen to company leaders …

FirstWord Lists: Big Pharma R&D margins can more be done with less?

Given the heightened levels of necessity among drug manufacturers to replenish revenues attached to expiring blockbuster brands, this week’s …