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PD-1 inhibitors – making immuno-oncology mainstream?

The world’s fist Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) inhibitor was approved in Japan this month for the treatment of advanced melanoma. This novel class of investigational immuno-oncology drugs continues to receive considerable attention and interest globally – particularly at this year’s annual… 520 more words

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Economics of the Obesity Epidemic - Extracting Knowledge with Advanced Text Analytics

In the current competitive marketplace for healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies must be able to demonstrate clinical and economic evidence of benefit to providers, healthcare decision-makers and payers. 349 more words

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Why is the Lucentis-Avastin case back in the spotlight?

Is Avastin as safe and effective as Lucentis in an ophthalmology setting? In recent years, many countries have evaluated potential risks posed by off-label use of the cheaper Avastin (bevacizumab) – manufactured by Roche’s US subsidiary Genentech and marketed by Novartis outside US – compared to the more expensive Genentech’s drug Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) and approved in a number of countries for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet-AMD). 871 more words

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How to train your data – integrating comparative effectiveness research (CER) into Big Data: Insights from ISPOR

The role of big data in healthcare decision making was the central theme at ISPOR’s annual meeting in Montreal earlier this month. The greater amount and availability of electronic healthcare data is creating new opportunities for partnerships to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of healthcare interventions. 466 more words

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