The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare

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Overview

With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.

The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.

The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector:

- Pharmacoeconomics

- Pharmacogenomics

- Therapeutics

- Diagnostics

Areas covered include:

- The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine

- Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances

- Case studies in oncology and cardiovascular and CNS therapeutics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847870483
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/5/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: PHARMACOECONOMICS
Medicare Part D
An Outlook
Changes in US Oncology Drug Reimbursement
Medicare Sets The Pace
Prospective Payment Systems
Opportunities and Threats for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Off-label Prescribing
Overcoming the Reimbursement Barrier
Pricing and Reimbursement Issues in Neurology
Authorized Generics
Look Before You Leap
Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Canada
Contrasting European and US Patent Laws
Issues for the Pharmaceutical Industry
The Changing Face of European Drug Registration
The Impact of Reference Pricing in Europe
Pharmaceutical Pricing, Reimbursement, and Prescribing in the United Kingdom
Pharmaceutical Pricing, Reimbursement, and Prescribing in Italy
Pharmaceutical Pricing, Reimbursement, and Prescribing in Spain
The Impact of German Reference Pricing on Statins
Opportunities and Challenges in the Japanese Market for Cancer Therapies
Cancer Therapies Face Increasing Reimbursement Pressures in Europe and Japan
The Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Environment in China
Will Point of Care Come of Age by 2010?
PART TWO: PHARMACOGENOMICS
Has Genomics Failed to Deliver?
The Role of Pharmacogenomics in Personalized Medicine
Cell Therapy
A Decade of Opportunity
Nanotechnology in Medicine
Its Time Has Come
Clinical Proteomics
An Engine for In Vitro Diagnostics Growth?
PART THREE: THERAPEUTICS
Oncology
Novel Strategies in Oncology Clinical Trials
The Use of Biological and Imaging Biomarkers
Antitumor Biologics
Strategies for Success in an Expanding Market
Outlook for Cancer Vaccine Development
Advances Imminent in Antiangiogenesis Therapeutics
Discoveries and Challenges in Early-stage Apoptosis Drug Development
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Monoclonal Antibodies Will Drive Steady Growth
CNS
Opportunities in the Pharmacotherapy of Addiction
Immunology
Prevention of Organ Transplant Rejection
Current Therapies and Novel Strategies
Cardiovascular
Cardiovascular Drugs and Devices Market
Some Successes and Setbacks in Recent Years
Renin Inhibitors
A Novel Approach to Hypertension
Future of VLA-4 Antagonist Drugs and Implications for the Regulatory Process
Impact of Inhaled Insulin on the Insulin Market
Impact of the PROactive Study on the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
PART FOUR: DIAGNOSTICS
Integrating Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Targeted Therapies
Part 1: Optimizing the Comarketing Plan
Integrating Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Targeted Therapies
Part 2: The Importance of Calculating the Return on Investment
Emerging Diagnostic Markers in Alzheimer's Disease
How are Translational Medicine Biomarkers Impacting Industry?
Unlocking the Potential of Biomarkers in Targeted Oncology
From Bioterrorism to Predictive Medicine: New Applications of Salivary Diagnostics

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