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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

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AI Can Make Precision Medicine More Accessible to Patients Who Might Not Have Been Able to Benefit in the Past

“Precision medicine” is a term we have heard a lot over the last two decades, promising to improve health outcomes by pairing the patient with the right treatment. In cancer, we do this primarily with biomarkers.  Our understanding of biomarkers – signatures of key features of a tumor – and their role in disease has […]

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Where GE Healthcare stands 2 months away from spinning out

GE Healthcare is preparing for its spinoff from GE, which is planned for the first week of January. The company’s split will allow it to operate under a new board, as well as manage its own capital. That capital will be primarily invested in acquisitions and research and development efforts, according to GE Healthcare's CEO for the U.S. and Canada.