Roche Under Fire Over ‘Unaffordable’ COVID-19 Therapy Actemra
The WHO Calls For Lower Prices
The World Health Organization has taken the unusual step of calling for lower drug prices to help patient access IL-6 therapies in developing nations.
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In this week's podcast edition of Five Must-Know Things: Novartis’s US strategy for inclisiran; Roche under pressure over prices for Actemra in COVID; Lambda coronavirus variant poses new challenge for vaccines; GSK loses its oncology R&D head; and a look at expected Q3 approvals in the US.
The RECOVERY trial has found Actemra to help cut deaths and speed recovery – and UK doctors are not waiting for Roche to complete own studies.
Novavax has already gained its first emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, but doubts remain about its manufacturing and Omicron readiness.