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"Dying to Survive" and Pharmaceutical IP Reform in China

Last week while in Beijing, I finally had the opportunity to see “Dying to Survive” (Chinese title: “我不是药神”), the hit Chinese movie which concerns the problem of high priced cancer medicines that were not available through insurance on the Chinese market and had also been subject to patent validity and infringement disputes.  467 more words

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Drug Giant Novartis Is Temporarily Backing Off Price Increases Following Trump Pressure

President Trump on Thursday praised drug giant Novartis for temporarily postponing drug price hikes less than a week after Pfizer made a similar decision. But it’s unclear how much Novartis’ move will actually benefit consumers and patients. 192 more words

Health

Pharmaceutical Companies Pulling out of Antibiotic Research

Due to a lack of profit potential, Norvatis Pharmaceuticals has been the latest to join the exodus of drug companies from antibiotic research and development. 446 more words

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Novartis joins Pfizer in shelving US price increases

Novartis says its prices for medicines were overall “flat to declining”

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By Ralph Atkins in Zurich

Swiss drug maker Novartis has joined Pfizer in shelving price increases for medicines in the US after criticism from President Donald Trump over rising costs. 96 more words

The News on Drug Prices? Nothing Good

The president talks tough about drug prices, but pharmaceutical companies hear sweet nothings.

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The New York Times

July 17, 2018 861 more words

Child ingests antipsychotic drug, leading Novartis to recall packages that don't meet child safety rules

Novartis and its generics unit Sandoz are voluntarily recalling nearly half a million packages of medications after a child opened a “child-proof” blister pack and ingested a tablet of antipsychotic medication haloperidol. 55 more words

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