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It clocks in at a price of $3,120 for a five-day treatment course, or $520 a vial, Andrew Dunn reports.
That’s at least the price set for America’s private insurers. For governments and organizations like the Department of Veteran Affairs, the price will be 33% lower, at $2,340 for a five-day treatment course.
The biotech giant Gilead just laid out its pricing strategy for the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it’s charging up to $520 a vial for remdesivir
A tiny startup just won a crucial deal with $175 billion drug giant Pfizer, and it shows how apps are becoming the next frontier as Big Pharma pushes beyond pills
- Pfizer just cut a deal with the digital-health startup SidekickHealth, which uses a mobile app to help patients eat better, sleep better, and stick to their medications.
- The deal is worth more than $8 million, a person close to the transaction said.
- Sidekick’s app is designed to help people manage their chronic conditions and improve their health.
Investors just put $18 million into a GV-backed startup taking the opposite approach to healthcare data storage as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google
- Research startup Owkin just raised an additional $18 million from investors including Mubadala Capital and existing investor Bpifrance, an investment bank.
- Owkin’s platform helps researchers learn from each other’s data without actually sharing patient information, according to the company.
- It’s being used to solve coronavirus mysteries and runs counter to storage solutions offered by giant tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
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More stories we’re reading:
- Pharmaceutical giants have added $51 billion to their market value in 2020 as they scramble to develop a coronavirus vaccine (Markets Insider)
- A look inside a Houston hospital as it battles a surge of coronavirus cases (The New York Times)
- California, whose coronavirus response was hailed as a success story, is now seeing 5,000-plus cases each day. Here’s what went wrong. (Business Insider)
- The FDA rejected Intercept Pharmaceutical’s NASH drug (Stat News)
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