Navigation Links
Cancer Drugs Emerging as Top Driver of Specialty Drug Spending
Date:10/8/2009

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer treatments are on track to become the biggest driver of specialty pharmacy spending as its contribution to overall drug spending hit five percent for the first time in the first half of 2009, according to Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS). Oncology specialty drug spending increased 15.1 percent last year, trailing only medications for autoimmune conditions and multiple sclerosis as a specialty drug growth driver. Driven by medications that can cost tens of thousands of dollars per course of therapy and a deep pipeline of new targeted products with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy, worldwide sales of these medications are expected to reach $80 billion by 2012.

"Targeted cancer therapies have dramatically reshaped oncology and greatly benefited cancer patients," said Dr. Robert S. Epstein, Medco's chief medical officer. "The newer cancer drugs improve survival rates since they target what fuels the cancer's growth. As some may extend life, they may be used for longer periods of time and improve quality of life for millions of patients. Due to the higher costs of these treatments, however, proper selection and dosing is extremely important."

Combinations of oral oncology drugs and injectable monoclonal antibodies from the biotech industry are big drivers of drug spending and this trend is likely to continue as existing treatments gain additional approvals and new drugs reach the market.

Presently more than 800 drugs are under investigation for treatment of cancer, which is expected to be diagnosed 1.48 million times this year. Early detection and more effective, well-tolerated medications are allowing some cancers to behave like chronic diseases. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer patients today are living longer than a generation ago with the five-year relative survival rate for all cancers combined between 1996-2004 reach
'/>"/>

SOURCE Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals Adds Acclaimed Cancer Research Pioneer Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D. to Its Scientific Advisory Board
2. Oral Cancer Foundation to Donate Screening Devices to Free Clinics
3. The Japanese Cancer Association and Debiopharm Group Present the JCA-Mauvernay Award to Dr Ushijima for his Oncology Research
4. Massachusetts General Hospital Selects Elekta As New Vendor for Complete Cancer Treatment Solution
5. Telik Announces Publication of Positive Phase 1-2a Results of a Multicenter Study of TELCYTA(R) in Combination With Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
6. Prostate Cancer Study Results Published on Patients Treated With CyberKnife Radiosurgery
7. OPAXIO Produces High Rates of Pathologic Complete Remission in Patients with Advanced Esophageal Cancer; Study Paves Way for Potential Registration Trial as Radiation Sensitizer
8. Purple Communications Dream Bigger Initiative Honors Cancer Survivor and Deaf Community Activist as Trailblazer
9. GenVec Receives National Cancer Institute Grant to Expand Cancer Program
10. Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces Start of Enrolment in U.S. Phase 2 Melanoma Cancer Clinical Trial
11. Farletuzumab Data Presented on Phase II Clinical Trial in First-Relapsed Ovarian Cancer Subjects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: Personal ... Trends and Opportunities to 2018 ... The report provides in depth market analysis, ... accident and health insurance segment, including: - ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Reportbuyer.com has added a new market ... https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/98394/Global-Cardiac-Defibrillators-Industry.html This report analyzes ... by the following Product Segments: Implantable/Internal Cardiac Defibrillators, and ... the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Middle East ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. , Aug. 20, 2014 ... patient named Fernando Davila has been successfully treated ... eating disease", by Dr, Anibal R. Gauto , Medical ... Care Center, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho ... a new treatment pioneered by Dr. John Crew ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 23Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 2Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 3Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 4Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 5Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 6Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 7Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 8Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 9Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 10Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 11Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 12Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 13Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 14
... Calif., Sept. 12 Bionovo, Inc.,(Nasdaq: BNVI ... in the journal for,the American Society for Pharmacology ... In Vitro Metabolism of,Liquiritigenin, a Bioactive Compound Isolated ... Liquiritigenin is one of the active compounds ...
... a new study, men with,locally recurrent prostate cancer ... treatment option., A Phase III clinical trial ... is investigating the safety and efficacy of High ... recurrent prostate,cancer following failed external beam radiation therapy ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bionovo Reports on Metabolic Studies Related to Its Menopausal Hot Flash Drug Candidate 2Bionovo Reports on Metabolic Studies Related to Its Menopausal Hot Flash Drug Candidate 3High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer Following External Beam Radiation Therapy Investigated in Phase III Clinical Study 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... mynt welcomes industry leaders Rob and Tiffanie ... growing company. Since its pre-launch in April, mynt has ... continues to gain momentum leading up to its official ... came into network marketing by chance. Tiffanie worked for ... marketing companies. Tiffanie needed help at one particular distributor ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 According to ... Application (Biodegradable polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal care ... (Packaging, Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, Textile) & Geography - ... lactic acid and polylactic acid markets and segments ... each market, based on their sub-segments, in terms ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... edition of Current Pedorthics, a bi-monthly publication of the Pedorthic ... field of pedorthics. , Bunion Bootie ... an alternative solution for bunion sufferers and their pain. It ... worn in nearly any shoe to eliminate the friction and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 While golfing ... found it hard to stay focused on his game ... mosquitoes. The constant whine, slapping and continual need to ... innovative methods to stay protected from insects while golfing. ... career in the Financial Services/Investment Banking Industry, decided to ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Atlantic Information ... of ACO Business News and The AIS Report on ... the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association or its member ... the latest report in AIS’s Management Insight Series. ... case studies of two insurers — Horizon Healthcare Services, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Industry Leaders Rob and Tiffanie Moffitt Join mynt 2Health News:Lactic Acid Market Worth $3,577.5 Million & Polylactic Acid Market Worth $4,840.1 Million by 2019 – New Report 2Health News:Lactic Acid Market Worth $3,577.5 Million & Polylactic Acid Market Worth $4,840.1 Million by 2019 – New Report 3Health News:Recently Featured in Current Pedorthics: Bunion Bootie, the Very Popular Bunion Treatment Splint 2Health News:Recently Featured in Current Pedorthics: Bunion Bootie, the Very Popular Bunion Treatment Splint 3Health News:Financial VP Fights Pesky Bugs with Launch of Biteback Sports Insect Shield® Golf Apparel 2Health News:New AIS Report Highlights Two Case Studies of Bundled Payment Models 2
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Children ... risk for experiencing a stroke compared with those whose parents, ... The finding stems from a survey of more than 13,000 ... when they were young children or adolescents. "I certainly ...
... mouse is helping researchers learn whether more muscle improves ... looking for ways to counteract the unhealthy effects of ... Medical College of Georgia Vascular Biology Center and co-director ... Obesity increases the risk for cardiovascular disease as well ...
... patients whose treatment is delayed not only become sicker than ... dollars more in care over the first several years of ... get people into care early because they will stay healthier ... M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of medicine in the Division ...
... , MONDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of ... foot, elbow and lower back pain, a new study has ... osteoarthritis (OA) patients, aged 45 to 79, about pain in ... ankle or foot. Low back pain was significantly associated ...
... known for his groundbreaking work in biochemistry, received the ... joins an illustrious list of laureates which includes 15 ... his research related to artificial leaves and its creation ... research. This Medal has been awarded since 1921 to ...
... SATURDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure patients ... prescribed had significantly better heart function, overall health and ... finding stems from an analysis that compared the impact ... treatments per week, for three to four hours per ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study 2Health News:Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study 3Health News:Fat yet muscular mouse provides clues to improving cardiovascular health 2Health News:For HIV-positive patients, delayed treatment a costly decision 2Health News:Top Swedish scientist professor Bertil Andersson awarded prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal in Vienna 2Health News:Top Swedish scientist professor Bertil Andersson awarded prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal in Vienna 3Health News:Top Swedish scientist professor Bertil Andersson awarded prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal in Vienna 4Health News:Top Swedish scientist professor Bertil Andersson awarded prestigious Wilhelm Exner Medal in Vienna 5Health News:Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients 2Health News:Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients 3
300 L, Racked, 96 tips/rack Recommended for 250 and 300 L pipettes....
... been designed to optimize the accuracy and ... tip products is widely recognized by customers ... been extended over the years and now ... special tips including filter tips, certified pure ...
... a rack for single- and multichannel ... Racks: Can be steam sterilized at ... with an 8 x 12 row ... specifically designed to ensure proper connection ...
... Universal Softfit(tm) Design to fit most ... Compatibility Biohit Electronic (Limited Draw) ... Multi-Channel 5-50ul Capp Aero 50ul ... Titerman 4908 5-50ul Finnpipette Multi-Channel 5-50ul ...
Medicine Products: