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The potential blockbuster category for abuse-deterrent opioids has fizzled. A few stalwarts are pushing on, but the return on investment for many drug manufacturers has been disappointing. Scrip tracked how opioids approved in the last eight years have performed.
The company's long-acting C5 complement inhibitor ALXN1210 demonstrated non-inferiority to Soliris in a Phase III trial, which should help the company defend against anticipated competition to its blockbuster franchise.
Former GSK CEO Witty stood out among big pharma chief execs for his pessimistic outlook on US drug pricing, which shaped his diversification strategy at GSK. His experience as a pharma insider makes him an interesting choice to lead United's PBM and health services arm.
Sanofi/Regeneron reveal plans to lower price of PCSK9 blocker Praluent to match ICER's updated recommendation, following assessment based on new outcomes data. Decision sparks debate across industry and raises questions about setting precedent on pricing for the future.
The FDA Commissioner called on payers to take steps to build the US biosimilar market and discouraged some early contracting schemes, calling them pay-for-delay tactics "dressed in the guise of rebates" in a notable speech at AHIP.