Tag Archives: Pharma

FDA grants Jacobus Pharma approval for rare disease drug

(Reuters) – Jacobus Pharmaceutical Co Inc on Monday won U.S. approval for the first drug to treat children with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder. The drug, Ruzurgi, was approved for use in patients aged between 6 and 17, the FDA said here. Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, which affects about three people per million worldwide,… Read More »

Pharma Execs Dig In For A Fight Against Outraged Senators

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Senators got their first opportunity Tuesday to prod drugmakers about the wallet-emptying prices they charge for prescription drugs. Almost in unison, the executives expressed support for eliminating rebates that flow to industry middlemen instead of patients; for increasing transparency about how they set prices;… Read More »

No means no: Global pharma group bans any and all gifts to doctors

Goodbye to global goodies. A leading international pharma trade group updated its guidelines for 2019 to strictly forbid all gifts, or “goodies,” handed out by prescription drug makers. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) made the change in part to eliminate exceptions that allowed customary gifts to mark national, cultural or religious… Read More »