00:22 , Mar 5, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Lilly offers cheaper insulin, pressuring competitors

Lilly will offer a new, lower cost insulin that is substitutable for Humalog at pharmacies. While at least one patient group says it's not enough, the move puts pressure on the pharma’s competitors. Months of...
18:54 , Feb 22, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Subscription payment model for HCV drugs will reduce costs in Australia

Australia's "subscription" model for HCV drugs is more cost effective than standard payment models, according to a paper published Feb. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine . In 2015, Australia negotiated a five-year...
23:51 , Jan 29, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

Senate to ‘compel’ pharma CEO testimony

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said at the start of a hearing Tuesday they will demand that pharma CEOs testify publicly about drug pricing after several companies...
20:07 , Jan 25, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Cocrystal reports SVR12 rate of 67% for CC-31244 regimen

Cocrystal Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:COCP) reported preliminary data from an open-label, U.S. Phase IIa trial showing that eight of 12 (67%) evaluable patients with treatment-naïve HCV genotype 1 infection who received 400 mg oral CC-31244 plus...
00:23 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

We all fall down

After an exuberant third quarter that put biotech indexes near their 2015 highs, all market cap tiers fell in 4Q18, eliminating the first nine month’s gains and losing $291.2 billion in aggregate value. Median losses...
02:49 , Jan 5, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
04:43 , Dec 15, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

O’Day’s expansive task at Gilead

A fresh executive team and a track record of building deep portfolios could allow incoming Gilead Sciences Inc. chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day to do what his predecessors couldn’t: make Gilead a leader outside of...
18:38 , Dec 7, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

China approves Descovy, Harvoni, Hemlibra

China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has issued new approvals for three drugs marketed in the U.S. and EU: Descovy emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide and Harvoni ledipasvir/sofosbuvir from Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), and Hemlibra emicizumab-kxwh from Roche...
20:34 , Dec 4, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

China approves Descovy, Harvoni, Hemlibra

China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has issued new approvals for three drugs marketed in the U.S. and EU: Descovy emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide and Harvoni ledipasvir/sofosbuvir from Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), and Hemlibra emicizumab-kxwh from Roche...
00:25 , Nov 14, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

Epclusa, Harvoni first alternatives on Express Scripts' new formulary

Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) introduced a new formulary Tuesday to help lower out-of-pocket costs and reduce dependence on rebated brand products by including authorized alternative medicines with lower list prices. HCV drugs Epclusa sofosbuvir/velpatasvir...