An investor’s wish to know more about the total landscape of a drug candidate is not enough, on its own, to make a company’s disclosures about the drug and its development materially misleading. So said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in affirming the dismissal of a shareholder suit against Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. and its executive officers.
Within a few weeks, government price negotiations for some prescription drugs, as well as limits on annual price increases, could be the law of the land in the U.S. With the Senate passing a slimmed-down version of H.R. 5376 through reconciliation Aug. 7, the House is expected to make a brief return Friday from its August recess to vote on the changes and conference the differences between its bill and the Senate version. Then it’s on to the president’s desk for the signature that will enact the package of health care, tax and climate provisions.
Amylyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. got good news when the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review posted a revised evidence report Aug. 4 that assessed the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of the company’s AMX-0035 and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America Inc.’s Radicava (edaravone) in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
No one denies that fewer new drugs will be a consequence of the Medicare drug pricing provisions the Democrats are trying to push through the U.S. Congress ahead of the midterm election campaign season. Less attention has been paid to the negative impact on drug-device combinations and new diagnostics that accompany innovative treatments.
No one denies that fewer new drugs will be a consequence of the Medicare drug pricing provisions the Democrats are trying to push through the U.S. Congress ahead of the midterm election campaign season.
How many patents does it take to violate U.S. antitrust law? That question isn’t a lead-in to a lame joke. Neither is it a valid question for a patent challenge, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which Aug. 1 affirmed the dismissal of a payer suit against Abbvie Inc. that claimed the North Chicago drug company violated the Sherman Antitrust Act when it obtained 132 patents on Humira (adalimumab) and then invoked them against biosimilars.
As Democrats in the U.S. Senate rush to pass prescription drug pricing reforms through the reconciliation process this week, the nonpartisan Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is offering Japan’s experience with government price controls as a cautionary tale.
As Democrats in the U.S. Senate rush to pass prescription drug pricing reforms through the reconciliation process this week, the nonpartisan Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is offering Japan’s experience with government price controls as a cautionary tale. “Stringent drug price controls have significantly hampered the competitive and innovative capacity of Japan’s biopharmaceutical industry in recent decades, serving as a warning for U.S. policymakers considering introducing Medicare Part D drug price controls in 2022,” according to the ITIF.
While the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is ostensibly investigating how big pharma is using the 2017 tax changes to avoid paying its fair share of U.S. taxes, at least one medical device company has been drawn into the probe and is being scolded for not cooperating.
It’s not a done deal yet, but Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed in principle to pay up to $4.25 billion, plus about $100 million to Native American tribes, to end most of the lawsuits it’s facing across the U.S. over its opioid sales. The figure includes settlements the company already has made with some state and local governments, as well as the supply of up to $1.2 billion worth of Teva’s generic naloxone nasal spray.