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Patent lawyer seeking US Senate seat proposes patent reform to lower Rx drug costs

25-03-2014

Republican Art Gardner, a patent attorney seeking election to the US Senate in Georgia, has issued a…

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US lawmakers question price of Gilead’s Sovaldi

US lawmakers question price of Gilead’s Sovaldi

24-03-2014

Three leading US Congressmen have written to John Martin, chief executive of US biotech firm Gilead Sciences,…

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Call for Medicaid formularies to block Gilead’s $1,000 per pill hepatitis drug

Call for Medicaid formularies to block Gilead’s $1,000 per pill hepatitis drug

30-01-2014

In a series of letters to be sent to state Medicaid directors starting this week, Michael Weinstein,…

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US FDA approval for Gilead's hepatitis C drug Sovaldi

US FDA approval for Gilead's hepatitis C drug Sovaldi

08-12-2013

US antiviral biotech specialist Gilead Sciences says that the Food and Drug Administration has approved…

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AHF sues Abbott and AbbVie for overcharging on AIDS drug pricing

AHF sues Abbott and AbbVie for overcharging on AIDS drug pricing

28-11-2013

In further legal action against drugmakers allegedly over pricing AIDS drugs in the USA, the AIDS Healthcare…

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AHF sues Johnson & Johnson over AIDS drug pricing

AHF sues Johnson & Johnson over AIDS drug pricing

01-11-2013

The Washington DC, USA-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has filed a law suit in the Superior Court…

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Biosimilars uptake likely more rapid in USA than in Europe

10-10-2013

The US drug channel is likely to exhibit a higher acceptance of biosimilars, copy versions of biological…

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US infectious disease specialists’ prescribing choices for GNIs

US infectious disease specialists’ prescribing choices for GNIs

09-10-2013

A majority of US surveyed infectious disease specialists are willing to prescribe novel antibiotics if…

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US Senator seeks answers from drugmakers on providing required discounts

27-09-2013

US Senator Charles Grassley has written to two drug companies on behalf of an Iowa hospital that is not…

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AHF sues GSK for failing to provide discounts on HIV/AIDS drugs

11-09-2013

The USA-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) said yesterday (September 10) that it has filed a law…

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Bayer in settlement over Cipro pricing

04-09-2013

A partial settlement has been reached in a US class action law suit involving the prescription antibiotic…

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Mixed US views on Gilenya, Aubagio and Tecfidera as breakthrough MS drugs

03-09-2013

More than half of surveyed neurologists consider US biotech firm Biogen Idec's (Nasdaq: BIIB) Tecfidera…

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Drug swap drives down costs for US Medicare

23-08-2013

Therapeutic drug substitutions have the potential to double or even triple annual cost savings compared…

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Health care reforms not keeping pace with needs of Canadians, says report

23-05-2013

The Health Council of Canada today (May 23) released Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada,…

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US Senator Grassley questions continue about 340B discount drug program

09-05-2013

US Senator Chuck Grassley (Republican, Iowa) is looking into how hospitals are using a discount prescription…

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Court rules in novel False Claims Act case where one pharma firm sues another viewed by HP&M lawyer

28-04-2013

The US District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling recently in an unusual,…

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High leukemia treatment costs may be harming patients, say experts

26-04-2013

The increasing cost of treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the USA has reached unsustainably…

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Legislation would undermine USA's Medicare Part D, argues PhRMA

18-04-2013

Several members of the US Congress this week echoed President Barack Obama's recycling of a "flawed policy…

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US Senator calls for re-examination of pricing of drugs developed with public funds

20-03-2013

US Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat, Oregon) has released a letter written to National Institutes of Health…

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Independent US drugstore lobby wants sweeping Antitrust exemptions to charge higher prescription drug prices

18-03-2013

The independent drugstore lobby is again seeking special antitrust exemptions (HR 1188) that would empower…

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Unnecessary drug regulations hiking Rx prices in USA: NCPA Study

08-03-2013

As drug coverage increases as a result of expanded health insurance and Medicaid coverage under the USA's…

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Vivus announces new discount program for obesity drug Qsymia

06-03-2013

US drugmaker Vivus (Nasdaq: VVUS) has announced a new program offering eligible patients a discount on…

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US health care law allows consumers to easily find and compare options, says HHS Secretary

21-02-2013

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday announced a final…

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Rise in drug costs to US hospitals and clinics slowing in 2013

18-02-2013

Although medicine costs will continue to rise in 2013 by as much as 4%, the increase is projected to…

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