Global Oncology Trends 2019

| May 30, 2019

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A record 15 new oncology therapeutic drugs were launched in 2018 for 17 indications. Over half of the new therapies are delivered as an oral formulation, have an orphan indication or include a predictive biomarker on their label.

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Correvio International is a privately held pharmaceutical company located in Geneva, Switzerland. Correvio LLC, our global supply chain operation, is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Currently, we commercialise Aggrastat® (tirofiban HCl)* in more than 50 countries worldwide either directly (Europe) or via our distributor and partner network.

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Pricing of drugs – at what cost?

Article | February 27, 2020

We go into a doctor’s office and leave with a diagnosis and a prescription. Next we stop by the pharmacy. In Germany, if your insurance is not private, you mostly don’t even know the price of your drug because it’s paid for directly by your insurance. You only notice the 5-10 Euros copay. But how is a drug priced in Germany? And (how) does data play a role in helping pharma secure an attractive price point? Let’s fast forward directly to the launch of a new drug. At the time of launch, the pharmaceutical company has to present patient level evidence of the drug’s added value compared to existing comparative therapies. In the first year, however, the drug’s price can be defined freely by the company.

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Pfizer Won’t Win the Coronavirus Pharma War

Article | February 27, 2020

Shares of Pfizer jumped more than 6% on Wednesday, after the company announced a plan to test some of its antiviral products as a potential treatment for the coronavirus from China. More than 35 million shares traded on the news — about 48% more than normal — as investors looked for any positive news from the pharma community after the recent selloff. So, does this mean that Pfizer stock is turning the corner?

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5 Pharma Trends and Their Impact on Packaging

Article | February 27, 2020

The pharmaceutical industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. New biological treatments for cancer, and a dramatic rise of widespread diseases such as diabetes, call for new processing and packaging solutions to fulfill the different needs all over the world. Keep your eye on these five main packaging trends for 2020 for the global pharmaceutical market.

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As Pandemic Continues, Rafael Pharmaceuticals Enrolls Patients in Phase III Pancreatic Cancer Trial

Article | February 27, 2020

That simple truth about the severity of the disease is one of the reasons that Rafael Pharmaceuticals is slowly continuing with a Phase III trial in metastatic pancreatic cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many companies have paused enrollment in clinical trials during the outbreak, Cranbury, N.J,-based Rafael opted to continue to enroll patients in its Phase III AVENGER 500 study of its lead compound CPI-613 (devimistat) in combination with modified Folfirinox (mFFX) as first-line therapy for the disease. Sanjeev Luther, president and chief executive officer of Rafael Pharmaceuticals, told BioSpace that the company made the decision to continue to enroll the trial, which was 75% filled, due to the short timeline patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer have. After discussing the matter of the trial with the company’s leadership team, Luther said they felt comfortable leaving the decision of whether or not the trial should continue to the conducting institute.

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Correvio International is a privately held pharmaceutical company located in Geneva, Switzerland. Correvio LLC, our global supply chain operation, is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Currently, we commercialise Aggrastat® (tirofiban HCl)* in more than 50 countries worldwide either directly (Europe) or via our distributor and partner network.

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