Antibiotic Resistant

| November 19, 2019

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Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe.

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Viwit Pharmaceuticals

Viwit Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Viwit), founded in 2006, is a fast-growing research-based pharmaceutical healthcare company dedicated to the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative products in the fields of Finished Dosage Formulations, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Fine Chemicals. Viwit manufactures all the products based on company’s core technologies, and is dedicated to serve customers for their greater success and healthier living.

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Top Specialty Pharmacy Therapy Areas

Article | March 16, 2020

Accelerated by advancements in cancer treatments and a growing emphasis on personalized and precision medicine, specialty pharmacy represents a rapidly growing sector within the healthcare industry. In fact, the market is projected to grow to $500 billion by the end of this year—up from $200 billion in total U.S. specialty drug spending in 2017. Industry growth of this magnitude creates challenges for those looking to understand and penetrate the market. It can be difficult, after all, to maintain updated information about high-priority drug therapy areas or facility affiliations in a market that’s constantly changing.

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What do you have to lose taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus? Potentially your life

Article | March 16, 2020

The president and some of his close advisors — desperate for a COVID-19 cure — are asking “What do you have to lose?” by taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a strong medication never adequately tested for efficacy or safety in COVID-19 patients. The correct answer to the president’s question, which he doesn’t seem to want to hear, is that we have our lives to lose. The president acknowledges “I’m not a doctor” but this raises the question “What do doctors know about the drug recommended by the president? Most doctors are aware that HCQ can be effective for patients with malaria, arthritis or lupus. If they were to follow the president’s suggestion and prescribe it for COVID-19 patients, they would also like to know that it will benefit some of those patients, at least.

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What to Watch in 2020: Non-Specialty Drugs

Article | March 16, 2020

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly working to develop new and improved medications. Join us as we explore the non-specialty drugs you should be watching in 2020. If you missed last week’s article about the most important upcoming specialty drugs, be sure to check it out here. Approximately 40 new medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) every year.1 (Please note: If you’re curious about what it takes to develop a drug and bring it to market, check out our previous article). Why should you care about these new medications? Because they can affect both your organization’s pharmacy spend and your members’ cost share. For non-specialty drugs, we will focus on medications that may come to market this year, including ones that are currently being reviewed by the FDA, or that are in the last clinical trial (Phase III) stage.

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3 Big Pharma Stocks Plunging the Most During the Coronavirus Stock Market Crash: Are They Buys?

Article | March 16, 2020

Big pharma stocks have been clobbered during the coronavirus-caused stock market crash. You can count the number of drugmakers with market caps of $25 billion or more whose shares haven't dropped by double-digit percentages on one hand -- and have several fingers left over. Three big pharma stocks have plunged the most: AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE). But are these stocks smart picks to buy right now?

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Viwit Pharmaceuticals

Viwit Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Viwit), founded in 2006, is a fast-growing research-based pharmaceutical healthcare company dedicated to the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative products in the fields of Finished Dosage Formulations, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Fine Chemicals. Viwit manufactures all the products based on company’s core technologies, and is dedicated to serve customers for their greater success and healthier living.

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