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Another pharma megamerger: AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 billion

by Erika Beras Jun 25, 2019
Both companies are under pressure to improve their performance.
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Congress to examine drug price hikes

by Erika Beras Jan 29, 2019
Prescription drug prices have been rising over the past few years.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Who owns the results of genetic testing?

by Molly Wood Oct 16, 2018
Personal data from genetic tests has been used in drug development and research.
A visitor views a digital representation of the human genome in 2001 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Who owns the results of genetic testing?

by Molly Wood Oct 16, 2018
Personal data from genetic tests has been used in drug development and research.
A visitor views a digital representation of the human genome in 2001 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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In the midst of a massive opioid crisis, hospitals are experiencing an opioid shortage

by Aaron Schachter May 14, 2018
Drug shortages are nothing new in U.S. hospitals.
Illustration by Emily Judem/WGBH News. Photos courtesy of Benjamin Pennell and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Study shows coupons lead to big profits for drugmakers

by Dan Gorenstein Oct 12, 2016
The question is, who pays?
 
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New class of generics could save consumers, insurers billions. FDA is moving carefully.

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 13, 2016
The European Union has some 20 "biosimilar" generics on the market; the US has one.
Pre-filled syringes of  the adalimumab biosimilar.  The biosimilar is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
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What Brexit may mean for the pharmaceutical industry

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 28, 2016
Drug makers are raising concerns Brexit could delay regulatory approval, slow down funding for basic research
British drug makers could face new regulations and road blocks for research as the U.K. prepares to leave the EU. 
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the dark side of capitalism

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 10, 2016
Investors' demands for more profits left patients with the choice to pay up or die.
Howard Schiller, interim CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Nancy Retzlaff, chief commercial officer for Turing Pharmaceuticals, listen during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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