April, 2022

AbbVie, Genmab, with new data, prep FDA application for dual-acting cancer drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Fresh trial results intensify competition with Roche to deliver the first lymphoma drug that marries antibody technology with an immunotherapy pathway

HCPs sound off on pharma marketing

World of DTC Marketing

We just finished talking to over 200 hundred HCPs about pharma marketing and salespeople to measure any differences since before the pandemic. Attitudes are indeed changing, but one need remains clear: access to data obtained during clinical and ongoing trials.

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Moving away from genetic continental ancestry categories in research and medicine

Scienmag

In a Policy Forum, Anna Lewis and colleagues argue that, for researchers and others who want to invoke genetic ancestry, there is a scientific and ethical imperative to move away from continental ancestry categories and to instead embrace a view of genetic ancestry that reflects continuous variation and historical depth.

Pharma can now track the most relevant patent info – fast and at scale

Pharma R&D Today

Since its initial release in January 2021, AI-fueled Patent Expansion in Reaxys has won the respect of pharmaceutical companies trying to stay ahead of their competitors by keeping track of the latest patents around drug discovery and new therapeutics.

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Smartphone-based skin cancer diagnostic certified for use in UK

Pharma Phorum

An artificial intelligence-powered digital tool for diagnosing skin cancers developed by Skin Analytics has been cleared in the UK as a Class IIA medical device, setting up broader use of the technology in patient assessments.

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Regeneron, in search of an eye gene therapy, turns to a young biotech

Bio Pharma Dive

Facing mounting competition to its top-selling drug Eylea, Regeneron is teaming up with ViGeneron to develop a genetic medicine for an inherited retinal disease

Covid comments hurt survivors

World of DTC Marketing

Over 70% of people have been exposed to medical or health-related misinformation. Of those exposed, almost half are not confident in their ability to discriminate between accurate health information and misinformation. Social media is cited as the most common source of misinformation.

Living near fast food restaurants in South Asia may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

Scienmag

Globally, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing.

Valneva and Pfizer report positive Phase 2 data for Lyme disease vaccine in children

BioPharma Reporter

Valneva and Pfizer report positive Phase 2 pediatric data for their Lyme disease vaccine candidate, VLA15: and now plan to include this population in an upcoming Phase 3 trial. Bio Developments

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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.

Digital interventions cut heart failure mortality, study shows

Pharma Phorum

An analysis of 10 clinical trials of digital health interventions targeted at patients recently hospitalised for acute heart failure has found they improve outcomes compared to standard care.

Overcoming the 4 leading barriers to cardiovascular disease patient recruitment

Clairnes

The post Overcoming the 4 leading barriers to cardiovascular disease patient recruitment appeared first on Clinical Trial Recruitment & Management Services. Blog Cardiovascular disease

Satellite Bio launches with new approach to bioengineering tissues

Bio Pharma Dive

Backed by $110 million in venture funding, Satellite is led by Dave Lennon, formerly head of Novartis Gene Therapies

DTC marketers addicted to TV

World of DTC Marketing

TV creates awareness quickly when you have a big audience, but TV is a waste of money when your audience is small. I can get better results using digital laser targeting and targeted print ads, but DTC marketers are like TV because it makes them feel important within their company.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Breakthrough in how buildings can promote health and well-being

Scienmag

Having understood the ill-effects if sick building syndrome and the need to better conserve energy by incorporating green features, architects are also utilizing certain elements of an architectural design system shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, promote physical and mental health, thereby improving the quality of life for its inhabitants.

Clinical trial evolution, innovation center of Oracle Health Sciences event

Outsourcing Pharma

The two-day Oracle Health Sciences Connect will gather an array of research experts to discuss how to make the most of emerging technologies and practices. Clinical Development

Why the drug pricing debate is focused on insulin

Pharma Phorum

The treatment has been around for over a century but insulin has still become the centre of the ongoing discussion over pricing of pharmaceutical products. Ben Hargreaves looks at why insulin’s price is so controversial and whether this could be set to change.

New long COVID study highlights key symptoms

Pharma Times

Women, those who are obese and those on mechanical ventilation are all more likely to suffer from the effects long-term COVID-19

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FDA clears Pfizer to restart Duchenne gene therapy trial, with new safeguards

Bio Pharma Dive

The regulator has asked Pfizer to closely monitor patients in a hospital setting for a week as part of a deal to end a study suspension that's lasted more than four months

Three biggest threats to healthcare

World of DTC Marketing

Right now, voters are worried about inflation and rising fuel prices, but they ignore the imminent threats to their healthcare. American healthcare continues to be under assault, and unless we address these issues, a severe health issue could bankrupt families. THREAT 1: OBESITY AND DIABETES.

What do jelly and sand have in common?

Scienmag

Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have identified key similarities between the behavior of granular materials and melting gels.

The value of method of use patent claims in protecting your therapeutic assets

Drug Patent Watch

This is a guest post by Ray Miller and Megan E. Bowers, Ph.D. at DLA Piper. Ray may be contacted at raymond.miller@dlapiper.com. When it comes to protecting therapeutic assets, I….

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US study finds high rates of unneeded antibiotic prescribing

Pharma Phorum

A study has found that there is still a very high level of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to patients in the US, particularly to older and Black patients.

New coalition formed to raise awareness of sight loss

Pharma Times

‘The Eyes Have It’ partnership will highlight the importance of eye health

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A promising cancer drug leads Regeneron to reconsider its aversion to M&A

Bio Pharma Dive

Regeneron has agreed to purchase Checkmate Pharmaceuticals for $250 million, the first acquisition of a publicly traded company in the biotech's nearly 35-year history

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American healthcare is too profitable

World of DTC Marketing

(FT.COM) The U.S. healthcare system is bedeviled by greed, with drug companies, device manufacturers, hospital organizations, physician groups, and insurers scrambling to grab a slice of the more than $3 trillion we spend on medical care each year. We have access to the most cutting-edge treatments.

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

Scienmag

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further.

Medicare finalizes policy limiting coverage of Biogen Alzheimer's drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Treatment with Aduhelm would only be covered for patients enrolled in a clinical trial under the policy, which largely follows a draft proposal released in January

GSK goes for gold as FDA starts review of daprodustat

Pharma Phorum

GlaxoSmithKline says the FDA has started its review of daprodustat for anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), as it strives to succeed where two other rivals in the HIF-PHI class have failed.

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Pfizer, BioNTech to seek FDA OK for booster dose in 5- to 11-year-olds

Bio Pharma Dive

A third shot sparked a strong immune response in clinical testing, positioning the companies to make boosters available to the roughly 28 million kids in the U.S. who became eligible for their first two doses late last year

GSK to test FDA's tough stance on anemia pills

Bio Pharma Dive

Unlike treatments from Akebia and FibroGen, GSK's drug hasn't been tied to a higher risk of heart problems, potentially easing the agency's concerns

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Cardiologists say information on wearables isn’t always useful.

World of DTC Marketing

Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which Google owns — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync, according to KHN.com.