Posts Tagged ‘pharmaceutical industry’

Suddenly Bullish on Anti-Obesity Medicines?

January 12, 2022 — It’s been a long haul. But suddenly, we’re seeing a lot of optimism about anti-obesity medicines. Skeptics are yielding to stubborn facts about the impact of obesity on health. They are also yielding to good clinical data about the benefits of sound obesity care. So, too, are they seeing that newer generations of anti-obesity medicines […]

Is Success in Diabetes Possible Without Obesity Care?

May 4, 2019 — My, how things have changed. Barely more than a decade ago, the dominant drugs for type 2 diabetes caused weight gain. Most big pharma companies were cutting obesity research. Eli Lilly and Sanofi were riding high in diabetes care and turning up their noses at obesity. But now the tables have turned. Sanofi’s diabetes business […]

Unaffordable Drugs: Simple Greed or a Complex Market?

March 17, 2019 — Prescription drug prices are under the microscope again and the intense scrutiny is unlikely to fade anytime soon. That’s because those prices are hurting people who need the drugs. The prime example of unaffordable drugs is insulin. In the short time between 2012 and 2016 alone, costs of insulin almost doubled. Some patients who need […]

Surprising Results in New Fatty Liver Drug Trial

January 11, 2014 — Surprising results in a study of a new drug treatment for fatty liver disease caused the stock of a small biotech company — Intercept Pharmaceuticals — to quadruple this week. The company has only 45 employees and no products yet, but its stock value jumped to $1.4 billion when a phase II trial of obeticholic acid […]

Business Analysts Seeing Opportunity in Obesity

July 19, 2013 — Business analysts once again see opportunity in obesity for innovation that will bring financial rewards. Some are cheering because innovation is sorely lacking in our efforts to address obesity. Others fear crass exploitation of vulnerable people affected by obesity. Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry, a trade publication, reports that the market for weight management and […]