Regulatory Recon: Teva Warns on Profit Outlook Hospitals Vow to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies (2 November 2017)

Posted 02 November 2017 | By Zachary Brennan 

Regulatory Recon: Teva Warns on Profit Outlook Hospitals Vow to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies (2 November 2017)

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In Focus: US

  • CMS Finalizes Policies that Lower Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs and Increase Access to High-Quality Care (CMS)
  • Hospitals Vow Fight to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies (WSJ-$) (Modern Healthcare) (Politico)
  • Want Drug Regulators To Consider Real-World Evidence? Then Disrupt Their Outdated Regulatory Infrastructure (Health Affairs)
  • FDA Panels Like Long-Acting Buprenorphine (MedPage Today)
  • EpiPen Failures Cited in Seven Deaths This Year, FDA Files Show (Bloomberg)
  • FDA edges gingerly toward regulating tens of thousands of medical tests (Stat-$)
  • Pharma execs would welcome Amazon into drug distribution, say the space is 'ripe for disruption' (CNBC) (Axios)
  • FDA commissioner warns drug companies of 'disruptive' regulations to fight opioid epidemic (CNBC)
  • Coordinated Efforts Needed to Further Strengthen Oversight of Select Agents (GAO)
  • Pay-for-Delay Deals: FTC Notes Continued Decline Since SCOTUS Ruling (Focus
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    In Focus: International

  • Teva lowers 2017 outlook again after third quarter earnings fall (Reuters) (FT-$)
  • Measure by Measure: analysis of BMJ research into cancer drugs approved by the EMA (ABPI)
  • EuroBiotech Report—AstraZeneca’s busy week, Big Pharma help Euro VC fund go big and Boehringer places NASH bet (Fierce)
  • India and US soon to begin joint research in area of eye diseases (Pharmabiz)
  • EU OKs low-dose Xarelto to prevent recurrent VTE (Pharma Times)
  • Final NICE nod for Sanofi’s Kevzara (PharmaTimes)
  • Review Panel Annual Report 2016 (MHRA)
  • Consultation on the thirteenth General Programme of Work (WHO)
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

  • GSK and Gilead go head to head as HIV drugs enter new phase (Reuters)
  • Mallinckrodt to Acquire Ocera Therapeutics for Up to $117M (GEN)
  • Most New Drug Patents Are for Old Remedies, Research Shows (Bloomberg)
  • One Man's Quest to Cure Diabetes 2 (Forbes)
  • “Mutual Recognition” Kicks Into High Gear (FDA Law Blog)
  • In need of scrutiny: Misleading stem cell claims by academic medical centers (Health News Review)
  • Creative Minds: A New Way to Look at Cancer (NIH Director’s Blog)
  • Amazon should buy these companies if it wants to get into selling drugs (CNBC)
  • Manufacturing cost transparency could combat pricing criticism, says expert (InPharma)
  • Shortages mar Q3 as Pfizer says Hospira remediation taking longer (InPharma)
  • Insys posts bigger loss amid bribery probe of founder (Reuters)
  • Panel Recommends Opioid Solutions but Puts No Price Tag on Them (NY Times-$)
  • Janssen Must Fork Over More Employee Info In Opioid Suit (Law360-$)
  • Teva Beats Patent Claims Over Uceris Generic (Law360-$)
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Clinical Study Results, Filings & Designations

  • GSK gets boost for early cancer hopes with breakthrough status (Reuters)
  • Prize fight in Paris: Alnylam and Ionis slug it out over PhIII data in preparation for a blockbuster showdown (Endpoints)
  • Boehringer Ingelheim, Dicerna Launch Liver Disease Collaboration (GEN) (Fierce)
  • Doubling Down on Gene Therapy for Heart Failure (MIT Tech Review)
  • Gene therapy’s new hope: A neuron-targeting virus is saving infant lives (Science)
  • Single-Dose Gene-Replacement Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (NEJM)
  • Blood from young people does little to reverse Alzheimer’s in first test (Science)
  • Researchers find fatal flaw in childhood tumors (Science)
  • Fewer Flashy Drug Delivery Papers, Please (In the Pipeline)
  • AZ’ experimental asthma drug fails in Phase III (PharmaTimes)
  • GSK’s Anoro Ellipta beats BI’s Spiolto Respimat in COPD trial (PharmaTimes)
  • Momenta’s Orencia biosimilar does not meet primary endpoints in Ph1 (Big Molecule Watch)
  • Medical Devices

  • Fresenius shares fall on Q3 sales miss (Mass Device)
  • Grifols posts Q3 sales, earnings gains (Mass Device)
  • Philips sees 4-6 percent sales growth in health technology push (Reuters)
  • Sen. Warren: Adding UDIs to Medicare Claims Forms Should be a 'No-Brainer' (Focus)
  • Court Bars Philips From Manufacturing, Selling Some Adulterated Defibrillators (Focus)
  • CDSCO issues notices to port offices for clarity in dealing with imported medical devices (PharmaBiz)
  • The Mammography Quality Standards Act: A 25-year public health success story (Mass Device)
  • US: Assorted & Government

  • Republican tax bill urges corporate tax cut, other changes (Reuters) (NPR)
  • Waste not, want not: A new bill tries to reduce waste caused by drug makers (Stat-$)
  • CMS Issues Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and Quality Reporting Programs Changes for 2018 (CMS)
  • HHS activates aid for uninsured U.S. Virgin Islands residents needing medicine (HHS)
  • FDA Warns Four Companies Selling Cannabidiol Over Unproven Claims (Focus)
  • White House opioids panel offers 56 recommendations but not how to pay for them (SNL)
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    General Health & Other Interesting Articles

  • Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More (MIT Tech Review)
  • Mexican Doctors Safely Reuse Donated Pacemakers After Sterilization (Infection Control Today)
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