May FDA Pipeline

May 01, 2004

New medical devices, FDA actions and first-time generics

Taking what is preventable out of society

March 01, 2004

Later this year, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona will release a report, "The Health Consequences of Smoking," and a new database of medical research, treatment and smoking prevention information. This year's report will come 40 years after Americans first learned there were significant consequences of smoking, thanks to the efforts of then-Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, who was appointed during the Kennedy administration.

February FDA Pipeline

February 01, 2004

New indications and new combinations; first-time generic approvals

January 2004 FDA Pipeline

January 01, 2004

New molecular entities, new biologics and new formulations

New medications for rheumatoid arthritis are effective but expensive

January 01, 2004

First line treatment usualy begins with NSAIDs plus a DMARD, but combination therapy and new biologics hold great promise

December FDA Pipeline

December 01, 2003

New molecular entities and new formulations, FDA actions and generic approvals

Singling out members with less-prevalent diseases is no longer a rarity for plans

November 01, 2003

Effective rare-disease management programs promise plans cost-effective care, better quality of life for patients

November FDA Pipeline

November 01, 2003

Recent approvals and FDA actions

September FDA Pipeline

September 01, 2003

Recent approvals and new indications

Consider efficacy, effectiveness, safety to prove all-around value of a drug

May 01, 2003

FMCP model urges plans to think outside the cost silo when making formulary decisions