Tag Archives: Therapy

Dream Therapy: Do Dreams Have Meaning?

Dreams have been the subject of fascination ever since the first human closed their eyes. Some people can vividly remember childhood dreams, while others wake up and forget what they were dreaming about. There are some who have cliché dreams like falling, while others may dream about an oddly specific person or event. Dreams occur… Read More »

Bluebird CEO defends $1.8 million gene therapy price — ‘It’s really thinking about it differently’

Bluebird Bio CEO Nick Leschly on Friday defended the biotech company’s $ 1.8 million price tag for its new gene therapy to treat a rare genetic blood disorder. Bluebird’s therapy, Zynteglo, was approved in Europe earlier this month for patients with beta thalassemia who require regular blood transfusions to manage their disease and have no… Read More »

Study could lead to ‘cognitive therapy in your pocket’

Based on a study by McLean Hospital researchers, individuals with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist. The study, “Translating CBM-I Into Real-World Settings: Augmenting a CBT-Based… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus pricetag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »