A $1.5 million drug? Yes, according to experts. The high cost of drugs is in the news this week with gene therapy for hemophilia expected to cost over $1 million, President Trump making a speech about drug prices, and indication-based pricing all making the headlines. Read on for more from this … [Read more...] about A Drug that Costs $1.5 Million?
This week’s Innovation Partners BioBlog examines two major themes: the cost of cancer treatment, the Cigna-Express Scripts merger plans, and other top stories in healthcare. Among the topics examined in the cancer treatment category are the costs of genetics-based medicines, which are among the most … [Read more...] about The Cost of Cancer Treatment, Mergers and More
This week in healthcare news, we look at a new, futuristic skin implant that changes color to mimic a skin mole if it detects rising calcium levels, a potential sign of cancer. Addressing the opioid crisis is again in the news, as is the rising cost of prescription drugs. And lastly, Cigna faces … [Read more...] about Futuristic Implant May Detect Up to Four Cancers; Addressing the Opioid Crisis and the Rising Cost of Drugs; Cigna Lawsuit and More
The FDA is finalizing guidance to accelerate the development of reliable sequencing-based tests. New research shows that immunotherapy, when used in conjunction with chemotherapy, helps lung cancer patients live longer, and the Trump Administration is taking steps to ease ACA essential health … [Read more...] about Immunotherapy Plus Chemotherapy Helps Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer, Insurers in the News, and More
This week’s BioBlog looks at several interesting developments in the use of technology in the healthcare field. Three companies are looking to use a blockchain-based application to secure and encrypt provider data. Researchers have found over 850 genetic alterations may be the reason why cancer … [Read more...] about Data Used to Combat Cancer, Blockchain Based Provider Directories and More