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Pfizer's CEO Is Bullish On Rebate Changes That Could Power New Launches

Ian Read walked away from a meeting with President Trump with a rosy view on drug pricing and rebate reform. He said he expects rebates will be eliminated, but net drug prices will continue to grow. Rebate reform will benefit new drug launches, he predicted.

Policy & Regulation Pricing Debate

Interview: Measured Launch, Long Future For Gilead CAR-T In Europe

Positive recommendations for the approval of CAR-T therapies Yescarta and Kymriah were delivered in Europe in June. Michael Elliott, Gilead Sciences' VP for medical affairs in Europe, spoke to Scrip about the Yescarta launch strategy and the long-term future of CAR-T.

Launches ImmunoOncology

How Ovarian Cancer Maintenance Therapies Stack Up On Costs And Value

With new branded immunotherapy-based double- or triple-drug combinations on the way, there is greater scrutiny of costs and efficiency.

Cost Effectiveness Market Access

Dermira Wins First FDA Approval, Preps Qbrexza For October Launch In Hyperhidrosis

The company shifted attention in March from its big acne setback to its mid-year Qbrexza approval, so with a recent FDA nod for the hyperhidrosis treatment, Dermira will fill out its sales team and make the topical product for excessive underarm sweating available in October.

Approvals Launches

Ipsen CEO: 'I Assume a Hard Brexit', But Remain Bullish On UK Life Sciences

Ipsen's David Meek tells Scrip a Hard Brexit looks likely and that he's preparing the French pharma for that scenario.

Brexit Business Strategies

Next-Generation Roche: How Data Analytics Will Keep It In The Lead In Oncology

Roche used its ASCO investor briefing to highlight its digital and personalized healthcare strategy, including examples of how it’s facilitating R&D and reimbursement – and how that should position it to be an oncology leader in the future. 

Digital Health ASCO

Lilly Prices Olumiant For JAK Battle, But Misses Approval For Higher Dose

Lilly priced its now-approved Olumiant (baricitinib) to fight for US market share versus well-known rheumatoid arthritis therapies, undercutting Humira by 60% and Pfizer's established JAK inhibitor Xeljanz by 50%.

Approvals Pricing Strategies

ICER Says Amgen/Novartis Migraine Drug Aimovig Is Cost Effective At $5,000 Net Price

Amgen said when Aimovig was approved that its $6,900 list price was designed to make sure a lot of patients could access the migraine prophylaxis. ICER now says that's a reasonable price, assuming a $5,000 net cost for the CGRP inhibitor, but only for patients who have failed on other treatments.

Comparative Effectiveness Pricing Strategies

More Evidence Needed For Chiesi’s Ultra Orphan Lamzede, Says NICE

Chiesi still has work to do to convince NICE that its ultra rare disease treatment Lamzede is a cost-effective treatment.

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