Novo Nordisk on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's NovoSeven RT (coagulation factor VIIa [recombinant]).
As many as 32 organizations on Tuesday signed a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require biologics and biosimilars to have the same International Nonproprietary Name, a practice currently in use in Europe and other markets.
AccentHealth on Thursday announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with the American Cancer Society.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday enacted biosimilars legislation updating Massachusetts’s pharmacy law and paving the way for the substitution of biosimilars deemed "interchangeable" by the Food and Drug Administration.
Pharmacists in Pennsylvania may soon be required to notify physicians prior to substituing a biologic medicine with a biosimilar medication following the passing of a bill by the Pennsylvania Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Worldwide prescription drug sales are expected to exceed the trillion dollar mark by 2020, according to Evaluate's "World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020" report released Wednesday.
After a five-year contraction in employer healthcare spending growth, medical inflation in the United States is projected to rise to 6.8% in 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.
New approaches to treating cancer are creating big growth opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry, Moody's Investors Service stated in a report released Thursday titled "Cancer Breakthroughs Bring New Options for Patients and Revenue Streams to Big Pharma."
A study published Wednesday on JAMA's website found that diabetes patients taking metformin had a higher risk of all-cause death when insulin was added to their treatment as compared to when sulfonylureas were added to treatment.
Meals to Heal on Thursday announced that it is working with Walgreens to provide Meals to Heal services to cancer patients and others with chronic conditions in accessing customized nutritional meals and nutrition support services.