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Oncology

FDA Approves Pfizer’s Biosimilar, Zirabev, to Roche’s Avastin

The FDA has approved bevacizumab-bvxr (Zirabev, Pfizer), a biosimilar to bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech/Roche), for the treatment of five types of cancer. These cancers include...
Elderly Discrimination

Does ICER Promote Discriminatory Drug Pricing Based on Its Analytics Methods?

A nonprofit known as Alliance for Aging Research has put out a fact sheet suggesting ICER research analytics be questioned on grounds that it...
Pricing of Cancer Medicines

WHO: Pricing of Cancer Medicines and It’s Impacts

WHO, a World Health Organization that examines pricing approaches adopted by the pharmaceutical industry and authorities responsible for the pricing of medicines, has a...
Germany’s model of negotiating drug prices

Should the United States Adopt Germany’s Model of Negotiating Drug Prices?

Germany’s approach to negotiating drug prices demonstrates that a balanced result can be achieved when patients don’t lose drug access or choice options and...
The phychiatrist prescribing man with medical depression

ICER Final Report on Spravato Puts in the ‘Low Value for Money’ Category for...

Janssen (J&J) Esketamine recently was approved as an antidepressant by the FDA. Called Spravato, the original cat tranquilizer was used for off-label treatment of...
Panorama of caregiver supporting sleeping sick child with cancer in the hospice

Why do 11 Cancer Centers Get to Charge More than Other Elite Hospitals and...

Eleven cancer centers have been allowed by the U.S government to charge higher fees for their care than other centers.  A new study identifies...
Why do 11 Cancer Centers Get to Charge More than Other Elite Hospitals and Cancer Centers?

Why do 11 Cancer Centers Get to Charge More Than Other Elite Hospitals and...

Eleven cancer centers have been allowed by the U.S government to charge higher fees for their care than other centers. A new study identifies...
Asthma Medical Cost too high

UNSW Sydney & The George Institute for Global Health Study Reports Asthma Medicine Prices...

Study results from The George Institute for Global Health and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research at UNSW Sydney call for urgent interventions to...
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Insulins, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Top Rising Drug Prices Despite Competition

Competition has done little to keep the lid on rising pharmaceutical prices for brand-name products, especially insulins and anti-inflammatory drugs, and costs will continue...

ASCO Town Hall Brings Tense Conversation About Drug Pricing

Samantha DiGrande reports for AJMC that drug pricing was a reasonable subject for ASCO’s town hall as the Trump administration has made lowering the...