Tag Archives: Drugs

NICE clears Pierre Fabre's targeted melanoma combo to take on Novartis, Roche drugs

Thanks to new guidance from England’s drug cost watchdog, Novartis and Roche will be getting some fresh targeted melanoma competition from French pharma lab Pierre Fabre.  In guidance published Friday, England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence signed off on Pierre Fabre’s combo of Braftovi and Mektovi to treat adult patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma.… Read More »

Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $ 800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years. The list price for Lantus, a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi that she… Read More »