Pharmaceutical Executive

2014: Reading Between the Lines

December 16, 2014

THE CALENDAR SAYS IT'S WRAP UP TIME, not just for gifts, but for some of the trends that shaped big Pharma-for good or bad-during the past year. A simple way to close the book on 2014 is to draw some insights from our three feature stories this month.

Express Scripts to Center Stage

December 15, 2014

Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharm Exec profiles Express Scripts' Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steve Miller, whose rise to prominence as an articulate critic of drug industry prices symbolizes the growing clout of America's largest pharmacy benefit manager.

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The '3S' Framework for Post-Deal Growth

December 10, 2014

partnerships, big pharma, data exchange, Business Development, M&A, Business Strategy, information exchange, dealmaking, Rebecca Ashkenazy, Alex Chang, Cyndi Green, Ted Miller, Christine de los Reyes, targeted medicine, R&D productivity

Spending Rises on Prescription Drugs, Despite Overall Slowdown in Healthcare Outlays

December 07, 2014

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More new medicines came to market in 2013, and fewer blockbuster drugs lost patent protection, trends that federal analysts say led to more rapid growth in outlays for prescription drugs in 2013. Retail prescription drug spending rose 2.5% to reach $271 billion a year ago, much faster than the low growth rate of 0.5% in 2013, according to the annual report on national health spending from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published by Health Affairs.

Medicare Part B Data: Approach with Care

November 12, 2014

CMS's Part B data release has increased transparency but has also resulted in potentially misplaced scrutiny of high-billing doctors. Ben Scher, Kathleen Twigg, and Andrew Huson take a closer look.