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June 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From Specialty Pharmacy News - When Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s hepatitis C drug Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) came onto the market last fall, its impressive clinical trial data were almost lost in the uproar over its price — $1,125 per pill per day. The drug is indicated for genotype 1 patients, which is the most common hepatitis C infection in the U.S., and its label allows for treatment regimens of eight, 12 and 24 weeks based on certain patient characteristics. Read more

A class of drugs that traditionally has had only nonspecialty medications available… Read more

Almost seven years after accepting an application for a generic version of… Read more

Interest in the pharmacy sector shows no signs of waning, as yet… Read more

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June 19, 2015
Generic Copaxone Finally Launches

Court of Appeals invalidates Teva's Copaxone patent; Sandoz launches generic Glatopa at reported 15% discount http://tinyurl.com/o7j6l89

June 15, 2015
CVS to Revamp Target's Pharmacies

CVS Health plans to acquire and rebrand Target's in-store pharmacy/clinic locations for $1.9 billion. http://tinyurl.com/q2zdmtg

June 12, 2015
FDA Expands Promacta Use for Chronic ITP

FDA approves Novartis’ Promacta for use in children at least six years old with chronic immune thrombocytopenia; initial approval was in 2008 for use in adults http://tinyurl.com/nlav5hj

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