COVID-19 is throwing a wrench in years’ worth of launch planning, introducing complications and delays into the regulatory process and severely constricting promotional and educational opportunities for new products. How is the pharmaceutical industry responding to these changes in well-laid plans? How are regulatory bodies responding? We consider the potential impact of the pandemic on launch timing and strategy here.
As the impact of COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand globally, pharmaceutical and biotech players are beginning to feel the disruptive effects of the outbreak. New clinical trials will be significantly delayed as companies continue to face challenges arising from COVID-19, from potential patient quarantines, to site closures, travel limitations or interruptions to the supply chain for new investigational products.
From blockbuster drugs to black box warnings, Janus kinase inhibitors (JAKs) have seen dramatic highs and lows in their journey to market access across the last few years. Yet despite the hurdles, JAKs are facing, pharma’s conviction in their potential to generate a paradigm shift in patient care means R&D activity and interest remains undaunted. Will JAK inhibitors triumph over persisting regulatory roadblocks to offer patients a new treatment option? In this white paper, we investigate the current state of JAKs and explore their likelihood of success in the future.
Healthcare has always had a reputation of being resistant to change, but consumer demand and a rapidly evolving technology-driven world have led the digitization of healthcare to move at a frantic pace. In this white paper we explore the digitization trend currently infiltrating healthcare and delve into the implications of digital health on patients, payers, and pharma itself. We take stock of the current landscape, discuss likely future trends, and explore how strategic intelligence can help answer key questions for the healthcare industry in the face of so much digital innovation.
Several promising candidates are currently competing in a multi-billion-dollar race. NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, affects millions of patients world-wide and by 2020 is projected to replace hepatitis C as the number one reason for liver transplantation in the United States. Multiple drug developers have taken on the challenge and a variety of different approaches are currently in the pipeline to tackle this complex, silent disease. Now all eyes are on the finish line to see who will be the first to enter this lucrative and untapped market.
Lack of innovation surrounding the development of new antibiotics has resulted in an alarming situation, given the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). As a result, there is no single or straightforward way to combat AMR, nor to galvanize development of novel antibiotics. Although some positive measures have been introduced, further - and larger scale - action is needed. We take a look at what pharma and the larger healthcare industry needs to do in order to combat this looming threat.