The experts note the sad trend on the market of antibacterial drugs. Once again, a manufacturer of innovative and highly effective antibiotics fell flat. For this once, the American company Melinta Therapeutics that only in October 2019 successfully expanded the indications for use of its new antibacterial drug, having received approval for its use to treat pneumonia is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Novartis, MSD, Allergan were among the companies that raised U.S. prices on more than 100 prescription medicines. As of the beginning of 2020 more than 445 drugs have increased in price.
This is the most significant price escalation for drugs in the USA over the past five years. Previously, the list of drugs that rose in price at the beginning of the calendar year did not exceed 404 drug items. Nearly all of the price increases are below 10%, with the average price increase is around 5%.
Allergy is one of the most widespread pathologies in the world. Allergic rhinitis and urticaria are among the most common allergic diseases. Thus, 20-40% of the world's population suffers from allergic rhinitis.At least once in a lifetime every fifth person had suffered from urticarial.
In almost every country in the world, there is a trend towards ageing of the population so the senile asthenia is growing more urgent. The researchers from the United States has detected that the use of analgesics and soporific provokes this condition. The scientists from the Florida Atlantic University have found that taking of both sleeping pills and pain medication in older age may lead to the development of senile asthenia syndrome (SAS). The risk for SAS development increases if patients took both classes of drugs concurrently.
Inclisiran by the Medicines Company, USA demonstrated an excellent safety profile and caused the competitors represented by Regeneron and Amgen some anxiety. The Medicines Company announced new results from a Phase 3 clinical trial of Inclisiran to reduce the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL “bad” cholesterol).The drug was evaluated in the patient population (1 561 participants) with atherosclerotic vascular disease and elevated LDL-C. The MedCo proved that the safety profile of Iinclisiran was similar with placebo.
The global seasonal influenza vaccine market could reach $ 6.5 bn. by 2028. At the end of 2018, the seasonal influenza vaccine across the eight major markets was estimated at $ 4.6 billion. According to GlobalData, the analytical company, moderate growth is expected over the next 10 years on average by 3.7% annually, and by the end of 2028, this market could increase to $ 6.5 billion.
A new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease developed by China scientists has been approved by China National Medical Products Administration. GV-971(Oligomannate), a seaweed-based drug, has been jointly developed by the Ocean University of China, the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Green Valley Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
Manufacturers and suppliers of vital medicines and medical products say that the British authorities have not explained yet how their orders will be processed if the UK leaves the European Union at the end of October.
A study run by the marketers showed that the influence of the pharmacist on a buyer’s choice of medicine greatly depends on what kind of medicine the buyer came to the pharmacy to buy.
Does the buyer have a doctor’s prescription, is the product intended for use in intimate places, how familiar the buyer is with the pharmacist and to what extent the buyer can trust one or another pharmacist, etc.