IMS Health

Study: Global medicine spending to rise 30% by 2018

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

More specialty drug innovation, greater patient access to medicines and reduced impact from patent expiries will be the primary drivers of an increase in global medicine spending of up to 30% by 2018. The increase in annual spending will spike this year when absolute growth will be about $70 billion, up from $44 billion in 2013 and $26 billion in 2012, according to new research released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

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Quintiles, IMS collaborate on real-world evidence

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Global CRO Quintiles and IMS Health, a global information and technology services company, have announced a global strategic alliance that will advance the way biopharmaceutical companies generate real-world evidence (RWE) and apply critical insights to drive late-stage clinical research. Offering complementary strengths in real-world data management, operational delivery, advanced analytics and scientific and therapeutic expertise, the collaboration is designed to accelerate assessments of treatment impact and help improve patient outcomes.

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Study: Mobile healthcare app use surging

Friday, September 18, 2015

The number of mobile health applications available to consumers now surpasses 165,000, as developers incorporate innovative data collection features linked to sensors and wearables, according to a new report released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. While most available apps focus on overall wellness, healthcare systems and professionals are expressing greater interest and excitement in broader app use as barriers to mainstream adoption of mHealth are removed—especially in the area of chronic disease management.

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Mylan confirms Zytiga-related patent challenge

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mylan has been sued by BTG International, Janssen Biotech, Janssen Oncology and Janssen R&D in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the FDA for Abiraterone Acetate Tablets, 250mg. This product is the generic version of Zytiga, which is indicated in combination with prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Report: Total global spending on oncology medicines reached $100B in 2014

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Earlier diagnosis, longer treatment duration and increased effectiveness of drug therapies are contributing to rising levels of spending on medicines for cancer care, according to a new report released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a global information and technology services company based in Parsippany, N.J. The report stated total global spending on oncology medicines—including therapeutic treatments and supportive care—reached the $100 billion threshold in 2014, even as the share of total medicine spending of oncologics increased only modestly.

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Study: 2014 a record-setting year for U.S. medicines

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Total spending on U.S. medicines increased 10.3% on a real per capita basis to $373.9 billion in 2014, with a record volume of 4.3 billion prescriptions filled. The year also marked the highest number of transformative medicines launched in more than a decade, according to a new report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. IMS Health is a global information and technology services company based in Parsippany, N.J.

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Lycera names Paul Sekhri president and CEO

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lycera, a biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune disease, has named Paul Sekhri president, CEO and a member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Sekhri brings more than 25 years of operational experience in the life sciences industry, including business development and strategy, general management, drug development, and commercial strategy.  He succeeds Kathleen M. Metters, Ph.D., who currently serves as senior advisor to the company.

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