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Amazon Is Hiring People to Break into the Multibillion-Dollar Pharmacy Market

(CNBC) May 16, 2017 - Amazon is hiring a business lead to figure out how the company can break into the multibillion-dollar pharmacy market.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: May 17, 2017)

quotesWatch closely as Amazon may seek to break traditional distribution models in the drug prescibing space!quotes

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US Supreme Court to Consider Biosimilar Patent Process Next Week

(Regulatory Focus) Apr 20, 2017 - The highest court in the US next Wednesday will take up a fight over the so-called biosimilar "patent dance" and whether biosimilar companies have to notify reference product sponsors of the impending marketing of a new product, likely leading to a decision with ramifications for all subsequent biosimilars approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: April 21, 2017)

quotesThis will only determine how much delay is allowed by the courts and how excessive the legal expenses will be for every new biosimilar to enter the market. If the point is saving money while saving lives, how has our legal system gone so wrong?quotes

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MRI Use May “Change The Equation” For Prostate Cancer Screening

(EAU17) Mar 25, 2017 - A new study, coming from the Dutch part of the European Randomised study for the Screening of Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) has found that MRI-based screening can reduce overdiagnosis by 50% and reduce unnecessary biopsies by 70%, potentially changing the equation for prostate cancer screening.

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Dean Gesme, MD (Posted: March 27, 2017)

quotesSpeaking from experience as a patient, I would much prefer an MRI of the prostate to investigate an elevated PSA prior to proceeding with an prostate biopsy!quotes

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Dean Gesme, MD

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