Tipping Point? Digital communications from Pharma finally get their due with Doctors

May 31, 2019 Preference for digital channels has risen steadily since 2015, while the appeal of Sales Representatives has plateaued, Gaurav Kapoor, Indegene Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, said.  One reason doctors want more digital contact?  More administrative work leaves less time to see Sales Reps even as complex drugs require more education.  That could … Read more

Preventing Unnecessary Exposure to Opioids After Surgery

May 28, 2019 One question remains constant:  How can we effectively treat pain, while reducing the ever-increasing numbers of opioid prescriptions flowing into U.S. homes?  The answer is to eliminate or significantly reduce the need for opioids from the time that the pain occurs and when the first prescription is written. In a March 2017 … Read more

FDA details spike in reports of breast implant-associated lymphomas

May 21, 2019 The cases are related to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that can develop in the scar tissue surrounding an implant.  The Agency first alerted the public to the risks of the disease in 2011, and has been tracking known cases of BIA-ALCL, deaths and risk … Read more

Study: Changing prescribing practices could slash insulin costs

May 17, 2019 A study published in January 2019 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA) adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that human-derived formulations of insulin are as clinically effective at treating Type 2 diabetes as pricier “designer” analogues that get used more commonly.  That could offer patients relief from … Read more

Trump administration, Senate move forward on pricing transparency proposals

May 07, 2019 In August 2019, the Senate voted to include legislation from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that directs the HHS to form rules about requiring pharmaceutical pricing in DTC advertising.  The legislation came in the form of an amendment to a healthcare spending bill; the House of Representatives still … Read more