Tag Archives: data

Array’s colorectal cancer data shows why Pfizer splashed out $11B for the biotech

One key incentive for Pfizer paying $ 11 billion for Array BioPharma was the positive early readouts from its triplet therapy for colorectal cancer. Now, the biotech has shown exactly how attractive that data are. A combination of Array’s BRAF inhibitor Braftovi, its MEK inhibitor Mektovi and the anti-EGFR drug Erbitux significantly extended lives of previously-treated patients… Read More »

Stakeholders say data sharing is critical to lowering healthcare costs

If the United States is going to rein in the high costs of healthcare, the industry must do a better job of sharing data with patients and among other stakeholders. That’s the contention of Sean Cavanaugh, chief administrative officer for tech start-up Aledade, who previously served as the director of the Center for Medicare and… Read More »

In Brief: Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy, But Little Data on Reproductive Safety

Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014… Read More »