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Mary Jo Laffler oversees US commercial content for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, working with a group of talented reporters and editors covering business, commercial and clinical news. She brings 16 years of experience reporting on the pharmaceutical industry for the Pink Sheet and affiliated publications, serving previously as Bureau Chief for Clinical Development and Business News, managing editor of the Pink Sheet and as one of the first managing editors for the Pink Sheet DAILY. While wearing many hats has given Mary Jo a wide-ranging knowledge of the commercial and regulatory challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, her specialty is in analyzing drug development news and R&D strategy.
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Few Clouds On High-Priced, Ultra-Orphan Drug Horizon

With BioMarin's Brineura hitting the market with a $702,000 annual price tag, recent experience for other high-priced rare disease drugs supports the theory that payers will accept high costs for ultra-rare pediatric disease therapies.

Launches Pricing Debate

FDA Commissioner-Nominee Gottlieb Pressed More On Drug Development Than Industry Ties

Scott Gottlieb's industry connections were expected to be a major focus of his US Senate confirmation hearing. However, our analysis of the questions asked show drug development was the top priority.

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Amgen Says Repatha Outcomes Trial Backs Up Its Pricing Math

Amgen walks through its price-setting model for PCSK9 inihibitor Repatha and says new outcomes data just presented at ACC provides more evidence that "prices that exist in the market are indeed value-based."

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Will Physician Demand For Repatha Put Pressure On Payer Restrictions?

FOURIER outcomes data presented at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting fell short of expectations, but could increase physician demand for the PCSK9 inhibitor, making it harder for payers to say no.

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Is Amgen's FOURIER Enough For Physicians, Payers To Expand Repatha Use?

Detailed results presented at ACC show a reduction in risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, but perhaps not at the level hoped for by payers.

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What To Look Out For At ACC

Amgen has already reported the positive topline result of its FOURIER cardiovascular outcomes trial for its PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha, but analysts from Datamonitor Healthcare and Biomedtracker lay out the reasons to check out the full results and other highlights at the upcoming American College of Cardiology meeting.

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