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Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $ 800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years. The list price for Lantus, a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi that she… Read More »

Intermountain Healthcare-led generic drug venture CivicaRx garners new members including NYU Langone, Memorial Hermann, Oschner

Little more than a year after Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Catholic Health Initiatives and other founding partners established the nonprofit generic drug company Civica Rx, 12 additional health systems have signed on as new founding members. This means that, including the original founding members, Civica Rx now represents nearly 750 participating hospitals. The new members… Read More »

Locked in a Sensipar patent fight, Teva rolled its generic anyway—and then Amgen settled

Amgen has been sweating potential copycats to its blockbuster calcium reducer Sensipar. But thanks to a patent deal with Teva, yet another challenger will have to wait until 2021 to sell its generic knockoff. This deal features a unique wrinkle, though. Teva had already launched its version, according to Bernstein analyst Ronny Gal, costing Amgen tens… Read More »