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May 2018

Recent Stories

From Radar on Specialty Pharmacy - After more than a year of promising action to counter the high costs of prescription drugs, the Trump administration on May 11 unveiled its American Patients First blueprint aimed at lowering medication prices and reducing costs for consumers. It remains to be seen how effective — or even how implementable — the various strategies are, which focus on four areas: better competition, tougher negotiation, incentives for lower list prices and decreased out-of-pocket costs. Read more

When the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA) was… Read more

CVS Health Corp. recently unveiled an initiative aimed at improving the management… Read more

While there is no cure for the autoimmune condition psoriasis, various therapies… Read more

From the Editor

Welcome to Your Radar on Specialty Pharmacy Subscriber Website

Exclusively for subscribers to Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly Specialty Pharmacy News), this website is your source for PDFs of back issues, archives of articles and data, and more!

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January 10, 2018
Specialty Pharmacy News is about to become Radar on Specialty Pharmacy

With the February issue of SPN, we will adopt a new publication name: Radar on Specialty Pharmacy. While our focus is still squarely on providing strategies and analysis for managing high-cost specialty products, our new name signals a renewed commitment to in-depth, forward-looking coverage. Every issue will bring incisive coverage of the companies, people, catalysts and trends that shape the pharma industry today and in the future.

Radar on Specialty Pharmacy will join our other newly named publications: Radar on Medicare Advantage (formerly Medicare Advantage News) and Radar on Drug Benefits (formerly Drug Benefit News), available alongside Health Plan Weekly and Health Business Daily. Visit the AISHealth Marketplace for more information about our publications.

November 16, 2017
FDA Begins Implementing Naming Guidance

The FDA has started adding 4-letter suffixes to non-biosimilar biologics per its January final guidance: Mepsevii (vestronidase alfa-vjbk) and Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh)

August 30, 2017
First Gene Therapy Gets FDA Approval

FDA approves first gene therapy in U.S., Novartis’ CAR-T drug Kymriah, for treatment of people up to 25 years old with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia that is refractory or has relapsed at least twice http://tinyurl.com/y8xku8ol