November, 2021

New Merck study results raise questions about its COVID-19 pill

Bio Pharma Dive

Final trial data for molnupiravir were less convincing than what Merck previously reported and could alter how the FDA views the drug, which will be evaluated at a meeting Tuesday

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The current pricing of cancer treatments is unsustainable

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: The U.S. needs to take substantial steps to address the high costs of cancer drugs. From 2009 to 2019, the median monthly treatment costs for new drugs at launch reached $11,755 in the U.S… … Does the question become how much is a month(s) of other life worth?


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Equal Parts Caregiver and Advocate: Clinical Trials from the Caregiver’s Point of View


“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”. Roslyn Carter.

Pangolin trafficking: iceberg tip of Nigeria’s illegal trade revealed


Since the first reported pangolin seizure in Nigeria in 2010, the country has seen an explosion in the black market for the world’s most trafficked mammal – becoming Africa’s hub for the criminal export of pangolin products to East Asia.

Lessons in Supply Chain Digitization from PepsiCo and Conagra

Speaker: Craig Weiss, ConAgra Brands; Mari Roberts PepsiCo; and Matt Elenjickal, FourKites

Supply chain digitalization is key to success as market volatility, widespread disruption & stiff competition for consumer dollars puts pressure on every aspect of the supply chain. Register to hear how 2 global brands are accelerating digital transformation and increasing efficiency & automation throughout their operations.

Native Advertising is Exploding Across Healthcare, Have you Jumped In?

Pharma Marketing Network

In the last 2 years, and accelerated by Covid, native advertising has exploded across healthcare for DTC and HCP marketing. Native ads have been adopted by all healthcare industries including pharma, device, health systems, retailers, pharmacies, payers, and the gamut of regional service providers.

How new digital methods can increase atopic dermatitis screener completions and enrolment


The post How new digital methods can increase atopic dermatitis screener completions and enrolment appeared first on Clinical Trial Recruitment & Management Services.

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“Game-changing” obesity drug over-promising?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Wegovy is selling so well that it’s hard to get at pharmacies. It’s being positioned as an anti-obesity drug, but one study by Novo Nordisk has shown that people who stop taking Wegovy after a few months tend to regain much of their lost weight within a year.

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In the News: October 2021 Regulatory and Development Updates


Each month, Camargo’s “In the News” series highlights important changes and advancements in the regulatory and development space and explores how those changes could impact your program. FDA Guidance Addresses Real-World Evidence Data Standards.

How far away is help? Researchers map access to HIV care


In sub-Saharan Africa, 7 million people with HIV live more than 10 minutes from health care services and 1.5

FDA panel, after debate, narrowly backs Merck COVID pill

Bio Pharma Dive

While agency advisers raised concerns over molnupiravir's modest benefits and potential risks, a majority felt the antiviral drug is a needed option for COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease

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3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

FDA, aiming to curb another COVID-19 surge, clears Pfizer, Moderna boosters for all adults

Bio Pharma Dive

The decision comes as at least 10 states have already begun opening up booster dose eligibility, with cases remaining at high levels across the country


Years later, a first-of-its-kind treatment shows the power, and limits, of gene therapy

Bio Pharma Dive

Luxturna, approved four years ago as the first gene therapy for an inherited disease in the U.S., is improving sight and quality of life for several of the patients who received it

Does CVS have a crystal ball into the future?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: CVS announced its plans to begin closing its doors –about 900 locations across the country. They know the future isn’t about selling 20 kinds of shampoos and vitamins.

Biologic Therapeutics Development, Part 1: Definition and Distinct Characteristics


The development of biological products (or biologics) represents a major advancement in modern medicine, enabling the treatment of patients with many illnesses where no other therapeutics were previously available.

4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

Advanced breast cancer patients denied opportunities to join clinical trials


Clinicians and the wider research community involved in treating advanced breast cancer (ABC) need to do more to help and encourage patients to join clinical trials, according to a patient advocate who is leading a study that shows only 14% of ABC patients in the UK have been recruited to a trial.

J&J, world's largest drugmaker, plans to split in two

Bio Pharma Dive

The industry giant and mainstay of corporate America will separate its consumer health business from its drug and medical device units, which will retain the J&J brand

Mirati gives first look at KRAS drug combination in lung cancer

Bio Pharma Dive

Study results for Mirati's drug combined with Keytruda have been much anticipated, as the San Diego biotech aims to challenge Amgen and its rival KRAS-blocking drug Lumakras

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Neurocrine stocks up on a biotech's psychiatric drugs

Bio Pharma Dive

A new deal with Sosei Heptares hands Neurocrine a "broad portfolio" of drugs for schizophrenia, dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders

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The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

It’s getting harder to launch a new drug to physicians

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Physicians are tired and overwhelmed with medical information on new drugs. They don’t have the time to sit in the office and search for more information, and they feel that pharma is giving them “too much” information. An exciting development presented itself.

Heart attacks struck Sek Kathiresan's family. He's devoted his life to stopping them.

Bio Pharma Dive

After several family members had early heart attacks, Kathiresan vowed to understand why they happen. His research journey has changed medical practice and led to a new biotech startup, Verve Therapeutics, that seeks to prevent them

Drinking alcohol to stay healthy? That might not work, says new study


Increased mortality risk among current alcohol abstainers might largely be explained by other factors, including previous alcohol or drug problems, daily smoking, and overall poor health, according to a new study publishing November 2nd in PLOS Medicine by Ulrich John of University Medicine Greifswald, Germany, and colleagues.

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European drugs regulator signals rejection likely for Biogen's Aduhelm

Bio Pharma Dive

A European Medicines Agency panel tasked with reviewing drugs voted against the biotech's controversial Alzheimer's medicine, signaling an approval is unlikely next month

Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.

Democrats' drug pricing plan, while scaled back, could still squeeze pharma top-sellers

Bio Pharma Dive

Legislation backed by President Joe Biden and top Democratic lawmakers would allow for price negotiation on up to 20 older drugs, potentially impacting blockbusters from Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb and others

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Blueprint, taking aim at larger drugmakers, becomes a biotech buyer

Bio Pharma Dive

A $250 million acquisition of startup Lengo Therapeutics has given Blueprint a lung cancer drug that could compete with medicines from Takeda and J&J

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Insulin costs ignore the root cause of diabetes

World of DTC Marketing

OPENING: As the NY Times recently reported , obesity is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Obesity costs the nation $1.72 trillion every year.

Moderna faces delay in plans to bring coronavirus vaccine to US teenagers, young kids

Bio Pharma Dive

The FDA wants to better understand the risk of vaccine-associated myocarditis in 12- to 17-year-olds based on real-world use overseas, which will set back Moderna’s authorization plans in the U.S.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars


BUFFALO, N.Y. — It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. Credit: Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline.

Pfizer pill for COVID-19 shows dramatic benefit in major study finding

Bio Pharma Dive

The drugmaker, which last week won FDA clearance of its vaccine in younger children, plans to quickly ask the agency for emergency authorization of the drug in high-risk patients

A startup emerges with $125M and plans to edit the epigenome

Bio Pharma Dive

Chroma Medicine's launch is the latest step in a decadeslong quest by drugmakers to capitalize on research into epigenetics, a way of controlling gene expression without altering DNA

Biden nominates Robert Califf to return as FDA head

Bio Pharma Dive

If confirmed by Congress, the cardiologist would return to lead an agency taxed by a heavy workload reviewing COVID-19 drugs and vaccines

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.