Category: General Biotechnology

Estimated costs of production and potential prices for the WHO Essential Medicines List

This article was originally published by Andrew M Hill, Melissa J Barber, and Dzintars Gotham in BMJ Global Health Jan 2018, 3 (1) e000571 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Abstract Introduction There are persi…


Biobetters, Supergenerics Hold Many Advantages for Pharma Companies

By Larry Ramer, DrugPatentWatch writer A growing number of pharmaceutical companies are looking to simultaneously benefit from the low costs of developing generic treatments and the increased market share and…
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Biotech in Countries Starting with “I” – Part 12: Israel

This is a guest post from Susan K Finston, President of Finston Consulting.  A little over five years ago I penned the first installment in this irregular series, focused on Israel’s tech transfer prowess and efforts to encourage innovative life-sciences. I tracked the Start-Up Nation’s incremental progress here.    In a nutshell, Israel leveraged excellence in basic science and […]


Factors driving healthcare costs in the US

Health care costs in the US touched a staggering $3.2 trillion in 2015, which makes it one of the nation’s largest industries, equaling 17.8% of gross domestic product. This translates…
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Branded Generics Promise Profits for Drugmakers, Peace of Mind for Patients

Developing nations offer welcoming and growing markets as Abbott focuses exclusively on reformulating and marketing off-patent medications Driven by patient loyalty, prescriber preference, pharmacist trust, and traditional marketing, branded generics&#…


Formulary Decisions: Exploring the Ethics of Drug Approval

Formularies come into effect at the hospital level and the individual insurer level When developed and managed with due care and consideration, drug formularies can be a good tool for…
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Top 6 issues facing the biotechnology industry

For the last century, drug development consisted of tiny-molecule treatments focused at mass audience. It worked for some patients while it didn’t for the rest. In some cases, we knew…
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Tracking 20 Years of Compound-to-Target Output from Literature and Patents

This article was originally published by Christopher Southan, Peter Varkonyi, Kiran Boppana, Sarma A.R.P. Jagarlapudi, and Sorel Muresan at PLoS ONE 8(10): e77142. Abstract The statistics of drug development output and…
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