Is Amazon a Threat to Pharma?

Is Amazon a Threat to Pharma?.   Could the largest online retailer in the world enter the U.S. pharma industry? It may be a smart growth move for a company known for its distribution network. "Amazon may be speaking with mid-sized PBMs now in an effort to get into the pharmacy services space… our specialists […]

Hurricane’s Impact on Puerto Rico and Life Saving Drugs

Hurricane's Impact on Puerto Rico and Life Saving Drugs.   The FDA and drugmakers are taking steps to prevent global shortages of critical drugs after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, an island that manufactures seven of the top 10 medicines sold worldwide. The FDA commissioner said his agency has about 40 drugs that could […]

Value Based Pricing Gaining Momentum?

Value Based Pricing Gaining Momentum. One in four health plans already has at least one outcomes-based contract with a drug maker, and another 30% are in negotiations, according to Avalere Health. The trend is moving toward drug company payments being dependent on drug performance or “value” rather than volume. Pharma companies such as Amgen, […]

HCP Recommendations are Vital for Clinical Trial Recruitment

HCP Recommendations are Vital for Clinical Trial Recruitment.   Less than 20% of U.S. patients said a healthcare professional (HCP) has talked to them about clinical trial studies, but 81% say it's likely they would participate in a clinical trial if recommended by an HCP. 77% of patients who did participate in a trial […]

HCPs’ Dismal Awareness of Pharma’s Patient Services

HCPs’ Dismal Awareness of Pharma’s Patient Services. Only 40% of healthcare professionals (HCPs) are ‘very aware’ of pharma companies’ patient services, and the reason HCPs cited most often for not discussing services with patients is that they lack a good understanding of what is available. Most pharma companies (80%) rely on HCPs as the […]
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