Pharmaceuticals in Thoughts from the Centre

Five strategies that could help biopharma firms get more ROI bang for their R&D buck

By Greg Reh, vice chairman, US and Global Life Sciences leader, Deloitte LLP

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This week’s blog, by Deloitte’s global Life Sciences leader Greg Reh, first appeared on the US Center for Health Solutions blog site.1 The blog presents his take on the findings from our 2018 Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation 2018 report, and what strategies pharma can use to improve their return on investment from R&D.

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Posted on 01/02/2019 | 0 Comments

The future awakens: how have our life sciences predictions fared in 2018

By Karen Taylor, Director, Centre for Health Solutions

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Last week we provided an update on the three health care predictions from our November 2017 report - The future awakens: Life Sciences and health care predictions 2022. As promised, this week’s blog reviews developments during 2018 on the three predictions that are more life sciences focused and what we might expect to see in 2019.

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Posted on 25/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Patient access to innovative medicine in Europe: A collaborative and value-based approach

By Elizabeth Hampson, Director, Monitor Deloitte and Amen Sanghera, Centre for Health Solutions

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This week, we launched our report Patient access to innovative medicine in Europe: A collaborative and value-based approach, which examines the challenges European payers and the pharma industry are facing in funding and bringing the latest innovations to market. Moreover, the report also looks at how key industry stakeholders can work in innovative ways to ensure patients have access to the latest medical innovations.

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Posted on 11/01/2019 | 0 Comments

Unlocking R&D productivity - the state of pharmaceutical innovation in 2018

By Matthew Thaxter, Centre for Health Solutions

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This week, we published our ninth annual report on Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation. Our report tracks the projected return on investment that the 12 leading biopharma companies (by 2009 R&D spend) might expect to achieve from their late-stage pipelines. For the fourth consecutive year, we also track the performance of an extension cohort of four more specialised biopharma companies. This week’s blog summarises the key findings from the 2018 report.

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Posted on 20/12/2018 | 0 Comments

Launching innovative biopharmaceutical products in China: how to succeed in the fast-moving market?

By Li Xiaofeng, Manager, Monitor Deloitte, London and David Xie, Director, Monitor Deloitte, Shanghai

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China has rapidly become one of the larges biopharmaceuticals (biopharma) and medical products markets in the world and is projected to reach $145-175 billion in sales by 2022 (representing a compound annual growth rate of more than 5.5 percent from 2017).1 Profound changes, particularly in relation to shortening the time taken to obtain regulatory approval and widening market access, are making China a more attractive market for biopharma companies to launch innovative medical products. Indeed, since 2017, China has approved record numbers of innovative foreign drugs.2,3 These approvals follow a series of policy moves to provide public funding to enable China’s 1.4 billion population to access new, lifesaving drugs, especially cancer therapies. However many drug makers have had to slash prices so that government will cover the costs of some of the advanced treatments.4

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Posted on 14/12/2018 | 0 Comments

My Take: Highlights from the 2018 FT Conference panel discussion on the potential for a successful life sciences economy in the UK

By John Haughey, Deloitte Industry Leader, Life Sciences & Health Care

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of chairing a panel of life science experts at the Global Financial Times Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology conference.1 The conference brought together some of our industry’s leading minds to discuss the commercial conundrums of disease prevention, the transformational impact of advanced gene and cell therapies and the hope and hype of patient-centricity. The discussion topic for my panel was - ‘Big Bang? Industrial Strategy - Creating a Successful Life Sciences Economy’, and was focused on the UK’s Industrial Strategy and in particular the UK’s sector deal for life sciences.2 In this week’s blog I wanted to share some of my key takeaways from our animated and insightful discussion.

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Posted on 30/11/2018 | 0 Comments

A bold future for life sciences regulation: Predictions 2025

By Karen Taylor, Director, Centre for Health Solutions

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Following our 2014 and 2017 Life Science and Health Care Predictions reports, ‘A bold future?’ and ‘The future awakens’, this week we launched our third predictions report, A bold future for Life Sciences Regulation: Predictions 2025. This year’s report presents an unashamedly optimistic view on what Life Sciences regulation might look like in 2025 if both life science companies and regulators were to work more collaboratively, embrace disruptive technologies, and acquire new skills and talent. We argue that this would improve not only the productivity of the regulators and industry but also provide patients with access to the latest medical innovation much sooner. We also imagine through a series of ‘portraits’ how a regulator, company and patient might behave in 2025. This week’s blog provides an overview of the four predictions presented in our future of regulation report and examples of the evidence today that enable us to predict a bold future for life sciences regulation in 2025.

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Posted on 08/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Digital transformation in biopharma: Time for a sea change in strategy

By Mark Steedman, PhD. Research Manager, Centre for Health Solutions

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Deloitte recently conducted a survey with the MIT Sloan Management Review to assess the digital maturity of companies across a wide variety of industries.1 Our colleagues in the US Center for Health Solutions analysed the responses from biopharma companies and published them in a separate report - Survey finds biopharma companies lag in digital transformation: It is time for a sea change in strategy.2 Headlining the report is the finding that only 20 per cent of biopharma respondents think their companies are digitally mature, compared to 30 per cent across all industries.3 

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Posted on 26/10/2018 | 0 Comments

Fighting the opioid crisis – a UK perspective

By Matthew Thaxter

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By now, it is likely that most people have heard about the ongoing opioid crisis in the US, as barely a day goes by without some form of media coverage. Recent stories have also emerged of a significant upward trend in opioid prescriptions in the UK. This blog explores some of the drivers behind the US crisis, and how likely we are to see a similar epidemic here in the UK.

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Posted on 05/10/2018 | 0 Comments

World Alzheimer’s Day

By Mark Steedman, PhD. Manager Centre for Health Solutions

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In the late 1970s, Earth, Wind & Fire released one of their biggest hits – September – with an opening line that has become an internet meme and is widely recognised around the world.

“Do you remember the 21st night of September?”

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Posted on 21/09/2018 | 0 Comments