Tag Archives: Drug

Walmart, Home Depot adopt health insurer tactic in drug copay battle

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart (WMT.N) and Home Depot (HD.N), two of the top 10 U.S. employers, have embraced a health insurance strategy that punishes drugmakers for using discount cards to keep patients from switching or stopping their medications. FILE PHOTO: The Walmart logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New… Read More »

Lured by high demand, Korean wholesaler smuggled Novo’s obesity drug Saxenda into China

Anti-obesity drug Saxenda has been one of Novo Nordisk’s key growth drivers lately—and apparently, a Korean wholesaler noticed. The pharmaceutical middleman allegedly smuggled the popular drug into China, where it’s not yet approved. Korean regulators are investigating the wholesaler for allegedly hawking Saxenda in China, Korea Biomedical Review reported, citing multiple sources. A Novo spokeswoman confirmed to FiercePharma… Read More »