FDA Head Vows To Tackle High Drug Prices And Drugmakers 'Gaming The System' Print E-mail
Written by Sarah Jane Tribble and Liz Szabo | Kaiser Health News   
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:58

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will do everything "within my lane" to combat high drug prices and that he sees drug companies "gaming the system to try to block competition" in a multitude of ways in the marketplace. In a wide-ranging interview with Kaiser Health News on Thursday, Gottlieb also said that he wants to speed up the U.S. approval process for generic and "biosimilar" versions of biologic drugs, which are drugs comprised of living organisms, such as plant or animal cells.

"Where we see things that we can address, we're going to take action," Gottlieb said, adding that he is most bothered when brand-name companies use tactics to block makers of generics and biosimilars from developing drugs.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:07
M&A Risks in the Middle Market Healthcare Services Sector Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Olvera & Shaun Buckley | BDO   
Friday, 09 February 2018 18:51

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2017 was at a high level with an enormous amount of capital available, Low borrowing costs, a strong equities market and a low rate of organic growth in many sectors of the economy. One industry sector that continues to be very active is healthcare services. This sector covers a broad array of services such as acute care, chronic care, and technology. There is a higher than average level of M&A activity in this area even though transaction multiples tend to be higher than in many other sectors.

M&A activity in the healthcare and life sciences sectors has been driven predominately by increased regulation in the marketplace, and consolidation of a...

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 February 2018 18:54
Docs Still Not Buying In to Value-Based Care Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 05 February 2018 19:03

Joanne Finnegan, in a Feb 1, 2018 Fierce Healthcare post, reports that most doctors don't think that value-based payment models are the solution to cut healthcare costs and improve quality of care, according to a new survey.

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 February 2018 19:10
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