March, 2024

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The Rising Tide of Biopharma Manufacturing Costs

Pharmaceutical Commerce

In this Pharmaceutical Commerce video interview, Barry Heavey, Life Sciences Supply Chain Lead, Accenture, discusses the specific factors contributing to rising manufacturing costs.

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With Pfizer struggling in 2023, CEO Bourla hit with 35% pay cut to $21.6M

Fierce Pharma

Pfizer knew 2023 was going to be a challenging year of transition. But even the drugmaker was surprised by the plummeting demand for its COVID-19 products, missing badly on its 2023 guidance. | After a difficult year for Pfizer, in which its share price fell by 44%, CEO Albert Bourla’s compensation fell by 35% from $33 million in 2022 to $21.6 million in 2023.

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Google Cloud Releases New Clinical Generative AI Tools at HIMSS24

MedCity News

At HIMSS, Google Cloud announced new AI features designed to assist providers, payers and any other healthcare organizations seeking to make better use of their clinical data.

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Cannabinoids show promise in acute migraine clinical trial

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Inhaled cannabinoids have been shown to perform better than placebo in providing pain relief for people suffering from acute migraine in a clinical trial

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European Clinical Supply Planning: Balancing Cost, Flexibility and Time

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What’s next for AAV gene therapies in 2024?

Pharmaceutical Technology

Upcoming regulatory events for pipeline AAV gene therapies, with a focus on neuromuscular and blood disorders, are setting high expectations for the space in 2024.

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Who’s getting left behind in the weight loss bonanza?

PharmaVoice

As the new weight loss drugs take the world by storm, companies in other areas are battening the hatches for when slimmer patients need fewer medical interventions.

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BioNTech hit with 'notice of default' from NIH in COVID-19 vaccine royalty dispute

Fierce Pharma

Even as Germany's BioNTech deals with ongoing declines of its revenue and share price, it's facing another serious concern: U.S. | Even as Germany's BioNTech deals with ongoing declines of its revenue and share price, it's facing another serious concern: U.S. officials are pressing the company to pay royalties linked to the commercialization of its lucrative Pfizer-partnered COVID-19 vaccine.

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Should the DOJ Break Up UnitedHealth Group?

MedCity News

The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly recently launched an antitrust investigation of UnitedHealth Group, which begs the question of whether the healthcare giant should be broken up. Experts have varying opinions.

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Nanoscope preps filing for retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy

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Nanoscope Therapeutics is on the brink of filing for FDA approval of what could be the first gene therapy for incurable eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP) that can be used regardless of underlying genetic mutations.

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Oncology emerges as dominant therapy area for CRISPR technology

Pharmaceutical Technology

In late 2023, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency approved Vertex’s Casgevy, which became the inaugural clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based drug for the haematological indications beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease (SCD).

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How Machine Learning Drives Clinical Trial Efficiency

Clinical trial data management is increasingly challenging as studies grow in complexity. Quickly accessing and analyzing study data is vital for assessing trial progress and patient safety. In this paper, we explore real-time data access and analysis for proactive study management. We investigate using adverse event (AE) data to monitor safety and discuss a clinical analytics platform that supports collaboration and data review workflows.

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After Amylyx drug failure, what’s next for ALS?

PharmaVoice

The company’s combo treatment Relyvrio was approved in 2022, but after failing a phase 3 trial, may be pulled from the market.

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PAP 2024: Amy Niles Discusses Goals of the PAN Foundation

Pharmaceutical Commerce

In an interview with Pharma Commerce Associate Editor Don Tracy, Amy Niles, Chief Mission Officer, The PAN Foundation discusses the overall mission of the organization.

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AstraZeneca pledges £650M in UK investments to boost vaccine capabilities, expand near HQ

Fierce Pharma

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot, who has been critical of the U.K.’s business environment for the life sciences industry, is directing a big chunk of money into the Big Pharma’s home country. | AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot, who has been critical of the U.K.’s business environment for the life sciences industry, is directing £650 million into the Big Pharma’s home country.

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AliveCor Isn’t Backing Down from Apple, Its ‘Bully’

MedCity News

AliveCor CEO Priya Abani argues that Apple has made a habit of taking intellectual property from smaller medical device firms in order to improve the functionalities its Apple Watch. She also believes that Apple has been able to avoid taking accountability for this by “bombarding” smaller companies with litigation it knows they won’t be able to afford — a claim that medical IP lawyers have backed up.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Lilly’s Alzheimer’s drug delayed as FDA seeks adcomm

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The FDA has said it will seek the advice of independent advisors before it concludes its review of Eli Lilly’s amyloid-targeting Alzheimer’s disease therapy donanemab, delaying its review of the drug. Lilly said the US regulator “wants to further understand topics related to evaluating the safety and efficacy of donanemab,” which includes the safety and efficacy results of its pivotal TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2 study.

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Akums introduces Hydroxyurea oral suspension for sickle cell disease

Pharmaceutical Technology

Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals has introduced Hydroxyurea oral suspension, a room temperature-stable drug for treating sickle cell disease.

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Researchers suggest treatments for rare diseases could reduce burden of kidney disease

PharmaTimes

Rare kidney diseases are a group of conditions which account for over 5% of people living with chronic kidney disease

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Does the Passing of a No Behavioral Health-Cost Sharing Law Have Any Bearing on Spending?

Pharmaceutical Commerce

A study investigates how a New Mexico law can impact patients’ out-of-pocket costs surrounding mental health and substance use disorder medications.

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What the FDA's New Dosage Guidance Means for the Future of Clinical Research

Speaker: Dr. Ben Locwin - Biopharmaceutical Executive & Healthcare Futurist

What will the future hold for clinical research? A recent draft from the FDA provides valuable insight. In "Optimizing the Dosage of Human Prescription Drugs and Biological Products for the Treatment of Oncologic Diseases," the FDA notes that "targeted therapies demonstrate different dose-response relationships compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy, such that doses below the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) may have similar efficacy to the MTD but with fewer toxicities.

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FDA approves first MASH drug: Madrigal's Rezdiffra breaks ground in notorious biopharma graveyard

Fierce Pharma

The decades-long wait for an effective treatment for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH) has ended, as the FDA has approved the first drug for the fatty liver disease. | The decades-long wait for an effective treatment for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH) has ended. The FDA has approved Madrigal's resmetirom under the brand name Rezdiffra as the first drug for the fatty liver disease.

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AstraZeneca Loses Lawsuit Challenging Drug Price Negotiation by Medicare

MedCity News

A federal judge disagreed with AstraZeneca’s claims that the Inflation Reduction Act causes harm by disincentivizing innovation and violates its constitutional rights to due process. Blockbuster AstraZeneca drug Farxiga is one of 10 medications selected for the Medicare drug price negotiation program created by the law.

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Surprise Enhertu rejection follows NICE process change

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NICE has rejected the use of AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu as an NHS treatment for advanced HER2-low breast cancer, a decision that the companies have described as “devastating”.

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AD/PD 2024: TauRx’s HMTM promising despite lacking primary endpoint data

Pharmaceutical Technology

Participants cannot remain blind to their treatment arm due to the properties of TauRx's drug, which causes urinary discoloration.

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Unlocking Excellence: How Catalent Is Transforming Japan’s Clinical Research

Planning on running clinical trials in Japan? How can you reliably supply these studies? Discover Catalent’s clinical supply packaging facility in Shiga, Japan. Strategically located between Tokyo and Osaka, and one of largest in Japan, this 6,000 square meter facility offers comprehensive services including primary and secondary clinical packaging and labelling, comparator sourcing, cold chain storage, local and global distribution, local language support and white glove service to support stud

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Swedish researchers develop new AI computer model to detect lymphatic cancer

PharmaTimes

In the study, the Lymphoma Artificial Reader System accurately detected 90% of lymphatic cancers

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Pharma Pulse 3/29/24: Social Media Users Turn to Twitter for Guidance on Birth Control, Wider Availability of Oral Contraceptives & more

Pharmaceutical Commerce

The latest news for pharma industry insiders.

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In banner year, Lilly rewards CEO David Ricks with 24% boost in total pay to $26.6M

Fierce Pharma

In 2023, Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks received a 24% boost in pay from $21.4 million to $26.6 million. The increase coincides with the company's booming sales.

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How Can Digital Health Startups Stand Out In Today’s Landscape?

MedCity News

During a recent panel, Flare Capital Partners’ Michael Greeley and Mount Sinai’s Robbie Freeman shared some attributes that they think stand out among digital health startups that have found success in today’s environment.

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Roles and Responsibilities of Specialized Clinical Supply Experts

When selecting a clinical supply provider, consideration often focuses upon the manufacturing, packaging, storage and distribution capabilities available that will, at face-value, be sufficient to meet the needs of the sponsor and their trial. However, there are human-based and knowledge-driven factors that are often overlooked that go beyond these basic physical capabilities and are integral to the development and delivery of high performing clinical supply chains.

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Novo Nordisk agrees $1.1bn takeover of RNA biotech Cardior

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Novo Nordisk has agreed to buy Cardior Pharmaceuticals for $1.1 billion, adding expertise in RNA therapeutics and a heart failure therapy in mid-stage trials.

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Bionomics to advance non-SSRI PTSD candidate to Phase III

Pharmaceutical Technology

Bionomics plans to meet with the FDA following positive topline data from the Phase IIb ATTUNE trial of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drug BNC210.

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Parkinson’s UK grants funding of up to nearly £450,000 to four new research projects

PharmaTimes

The globally fast-growing progressive neurological condition affects around 153,000 people in the UK

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Pharma Pulse 3/28/24: Do Mixed Results Impact Potential Real-World Effectiveness? FDA Issues Letters Over Unapproved, Misbranded OTC Analgesic Products & more

Pharmaceutical Commerce

The latest news for pharma industry insiders.

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Accelerating Clinical Supply Through Integrated Drug Development

As the development pipeline for new drugs continues to grow, biopharmaceutical companies are re-evaluating how to best manage and balance resources across an increasing number of development projects and complex clinical trials. There are two approaches that can be used to speed a drug from development to clinic faster: timeline compression and parallel processing, but only one that considers the benefits of integrating clinical supply into the overall drug development process.