As lifetime earnings for pharmaceuticals decrease, commercialization expenses increase and payers tighten their belts on reimbursement, life science companies will be faced with shrinking margins over the next few years.
U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer this morning confirmed discussions with AstraZeneca regarding a possible merger. If the transaction goes through, it's expected that the two companies will combine under a new U.K-incorporated holding company.
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has announced its support of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, taking place April 26 at local take-back sites across America.
Armada Health Care, a provider for channel management solutions, commercialization strategies, and support services for the specialty pharmaceutical industry, has announced the launch of a new specialty pharmacy software solution called Vision Armada Analytics.
By adding complementary specialty medication offerings to their generic drug businesses, manufacturers can add instant value and counteract the margin compression that is currently occurring as a result of high generic drug utilization.
A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors.
Prosonix, a speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled respiratory medicines by Design, on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a global licensing agreement with Mylan for its leading inhaled respiratory products, PSX1001 and PSX1050.
Diplomat on Monday announced that it is one of a select group of specialty pharmacies contracted by Celgene to distribute Otezla (apremilast), a new medication for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.
Mallinckrodt and Questcor Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Mallinckrodt will acquire Questcor in a transaction valued at approximately $5.6 billion.
Greenstone announced the introduction of Piroxicam capsules to its generic pharmaceutical product line. The drug is offered in dosage strengths of 10 mg and 20 mg, and is the generic equivalent to Feldene.
Sales of specialty medicines are shifting toward hospitals and specialty pharmacies and away from independent physician owned-and-operated clinics, according to a report released Tuesday by HDMA's non-profit research foundation, The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research.
AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a minority stake in Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmacêuticos S.A., a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler in Brazil.
Danish pharmaceutical group Alk Abello, in association with Merck, expects to start selling its new dust mite allergy tablet in the United States in 2017, according to a Reuters report published Thursday.
Three-in-four pharmaceutical companies are looking to derive greater value from the influx of healthcare information that includes anonymized electronic medical records and other real-world data, according to a report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics on Wednesday. New investments in a range of commercial operations applications — such as customer relationship management, social media or integrated multi-channel marketing solutions — were cited by more than 70% of respondents as a priority.
Walmart has joined almost two-dozen organizations from across the healthcare supply chain in a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to consider the public health impact of its Proposed Rule on pharmaceutical labeling.