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UnitedHealth registers strong 2016 finish; foresaw Trumpcare downside, potential, early on

With conjecture churning about how Republicans might replace the federal health law, the CEO of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (Minnetonka MN) offered no specifics Tuesday (January 17, 2017) but said he… Read more »

Drugs that may shape 2017 and the trends molding new-drug discovery

Here’s a look at the drugs that may shape 2017, compliments of FirstWord Pharma. It’s a list of some of the products I agree are likely to dominate industry news… Read more »

Obamacare repeal rushed forward by GOP; realistically, what can we expect next?

House Republicans on Friday (January 13, 2017) took the first step in repealing President Obama’s signature healthcare law with a 227 to 198 vote on a budget resolution passed earlier… Read more »

Valeant divests assets worth $2.1 billion to ease debt load; finally a smart move, but too little, too late?

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (Laval Quebec) is selling its Dendreon cancer treatment business and three skincare brands for $2.12 billion as the troubled Canadian drugmaker looks to reduce more than… Read more »

Biotech predictions for 2017 return to positive fundamentals; 2016 meltdown still in rear-view mirror

The NASDAQ Biotech Index got hammered in 2016–-but mostly due to the market melting in January 2016. The Nasdaq Biotech Index collapsed 28% in the opening weeks of 2016 and… Read more »

20 States accuse Mylan, Teva, others of price fixing; what a banner week for the legal profession

Peggy_Marco / PixabayOne day after federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal indictment against the former CEO of Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Eatontown NJ), 20 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against… Read more »

Feds charge Heritage execs with price fixing; DOJ ringing out 2016 on a roll against Pharma offenses

The former chief executive and former president of generic drug company Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Eatontown, NJ) have been charged with conspiring to fix prices, the first charges in a continuing… Read more »

Alexion Suddenly Ousts CEO, CFO; what’s really going on?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (New Haven CT), maker of one of the world’s most expensive medicines, announced on Monday (December 12, 2106) its CEO and CFO were departing amid an internal… Read more »

US Surgeon General sounds alarm on e-cigarettes, teens; but report shows gross misunderstanding of entire subject

The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday (December 8, 2016) called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes… Read more »

Trump picks healthcare “dream team;” or is it something else?

President-elect Donald Trump has assembled his healthcare “dream team.” Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), a longtime critic of the Affordable Care Act but champion of health IT legislation that reduces the burden on physicians,… Read more »