41% of the record 51 new medicines were first-in-class
Of the record number of new medicines that gained
approval last year, 41% were for first-in-class treatments
using a completely new approach to fighting a disease;
more than 20% were personalized medicines.
Source: DSN Continuing Education, “New PhRMA industry
profile reports 7,000 medicines currently in development,”
Total worth of pharmaceutical, device and health
insurer mergers in 2015.
Healthcare claimed $687.5 billion out of the $4.6 trillion in
deals 2015. Healthcare also had the most mega-mergers,
deals which exceeded $10B. The biggest was Pfizer/
Allergan at $148.6 billion.
Source: Chicago Tribune “2015: A banner year for health
care mergers and acquisitions,” 12/28/2015
2,665 hospitals to lose $420M from
Medicare due to readmissions.
A record number of hospitals (2,665
out of a total of 3,400) will have their
Medicare reimbursements reduced in
2016 due to readmission rates. 514 will
face a penalty of 1% or more; 38 will face
the maximum 3% penalty.
Source: The Advisory Board Company
“514 hospitals will be penalized 1% or
more,” August 5, 2015
Compiled by Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management group, Inc.
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