Weekly View

ICER Weekly View 11-16-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Happy almost gobble gobble – wishing you all Happy Thanksgiving now as we’ll be taking next week off to cook and stuff ourselves (stuff yourself indiscriminately, but if you stuff your turkey, safety first, make sure the stuffing gets to 165). But before we go, we […]

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ICER Weekly View 11-09-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Did you hear there was an election this week? Well, there was, and the changes it brings may have an impact on pharma. We’ll take a look a look at several pieces discussing the ramifications as well as the rest of the week’s news. Here’s the […]

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ICER Weekly View 11-02-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Before we get started, I’d like to talk about civic engagement. In as non-partisan a way as possible, I encourage you to engage in the following three ways: First, get your flu shot. If you’re reading this newsletter, I have to believe that you know they […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-26-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Presidential speeches, Wall Street Journal profiles, price changes, drug approvals, PBM developments… So much news, so little time so let’s get right to it. This week we’ll look at: ICER in the News – WSJ profile of John Arnold, evidence report on extended-release opioid use disorder treatments, […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-19-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. So yesterday I innocently go out to walk my dog, and it starts snowing! Yes, it’s Maine, but it’s only October – way too soon for snow. This little story has nothing to do with this week’s news; I am just still not over the shock. […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-12-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. We’ve had two big storms this week – one on Wall Street and one hitting land in the Florida Panhandle. Personally, I’m more worried about Florida (actually, I’m worried about Florida for a variety of reasons, but that’s for another time). With the storm coming the same week […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-05-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Nobel prizes were awarded this week with the winners in two categories touching on our area of interest. We’ll have full coverage below, but before we get to this week’s news, a bit of reflection. The winners of the awards are examples of the heights we […]

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ICER Weekly View 09-28-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein Good morning. Last week I opened by discussing personal angst and the solace of superheroes. This week, I’d like to remind you that you can be a superhero yourself with one simple step – get a flu shot! As we head into October and the official start of flu […]

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ICER Weekly View 09-21-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein Good morning. Thankfully, we’ve almost made it through another week. Thankful, because this week the non-pharma news was as bad as it’s been, to the point where I was (once again) questioning the time I spend on Twitter (no really, I do it for you, my loyal readers). However, […]

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ICER Weekly View 09-14-18

From the desk of Mitchell Stein Good morning. Our thoughts are with those experiencing the ravages of Florence (and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines). Earlier in the week to help prepare for the storm, HHS declared a public health emergency in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. While the event is not expected to have […]

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