Sanofi plans immuno-oncology collaboration with Regeneron; Merck considers hard-to-treat patient populations for its experimental hepatitis-C therapy; drugmakers did not report 10% of adverse events to the FDA within required timeframe
Teva will acquire Allergan's generic drug business; AstraZeneca sells rights to cancer drug to Sanofi; the FDA approves two drugs heading into the weekend
Experimental Alzheimer's disease drugs produce mixed results; court rules in favor of Novartis in Zarxio case; Horizon Pharma increases its bid for Depomed
Gilead will limit financial assistance to patients to pressure payers; Biogen reports another PML case related to Tecfidera; Valeant buys Egyptian drugmaker
Celgene announces $7.2-billion bid for Receptos; Cytokinetics is using Ice Bucket Challenge donations to test experimental drug; GlaxoSmithKline conducts media review for its consumer health brands
Groups urge disclosure of payments to nurse practitioners and physician assistants; Horizon seeks $3-billion acquisition of Depomed; Sanofi closes $245-million agreement to buy priority-review voucher
Fourth and fifth members of network add healthcare advertising and PR expertise.
Novo Nordisk replaces Sanofi as the top marketer of metabolic drugs; Actavis changed its name to Allergan; access to Medicare Part D has not reduced overall Medicare costs
CVS will buy institutional pharmacy Omnicare in a $12.7-billion deal; ProPublica says the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline failed to protect patients from misusing Advair; Regeneron and Sanofi expect to file RA drug sarilumab with the FDA in the fourth quarter of this year
Perrigo says a Mylan deal is possible; new guidelines may reduce cancer screenings; Takeda petitions dictionaries to add a new definition for depression
Mylan considers higher bid for Perrigo; Boehringer Ingelheim partners with health system on COPD; EMD Serono's experimental cancer drug gets Fast Track status
Nexium tops the list of Medicare's spending on brand drugs; Gilead Sciences doubles its first-quarter profit; Pfizer reportedly wants to buy a rare-disease drug company
FDA advisory panel recommends Amgen's T-Vec; Teva again makes the case for a merger with Mylan; the FDA approves injection to treat double chins
Merck said Januvia is not linked to higher heart-failure risk; Biogen plans to spend $2.5 billion on Alzheimer's disease; Mylan rejected Teva's bid
An AbbVie hep.-C drug nabbed priority review; Merck's hep.-C drug matches efficacy of Harvoni; Mylan increased its bid to buy Perrigo
Novo Nordisk's Saxenda to cost $1,000 a month; Boehringer Ingelheim's drug receives priority review; AbbVie's hep.-C treatment Viekira Pak generates $231 million in first-quarter sales
The $38-million deal expands the reach of rare-disease campaigns.
A Florida Congressman introduced a bill that would expand patent protections; Novo Nordisk expects to increase diabetes medication prices; AbbVie expanded its Alzheimer's research
The company argues its offer for Salix is superior to the terms offered by serial acquirer Valeant.
AbbVie's $21-billion bid to acquire Pharmacyclics may insulate the drugmaker from the impact of impending Humira biosimilars.
AbbVie nabs Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, Mallinckrodt makes a Pfizer-Hospira style acquisition, and the National Cancer Institute's director resigns
Researchers find repeat marketing offenders in the UK and Sweden, Actavis plans to take Allergan's name and Sanofi enters an auto-immune disease collaboration.
Pfizer said the $17-billion decision to acquire Hospira will not affect the timeline of its divide-or-stay-whole decision.
Pfizer continues to scoop up vaccine assets, Dendreon heads to auction with no lead bidder, Genentech and 23andMe will take on the Parkinson's genome.
The drugmaker announced it will acquire OncoEthix and its oncology candidate OTX015 in a deal worth up to $365 million
Merck buys up Cubist in an $8.4B deal, a jury sides with AstraZeneca in a generic Nexium lawsuit and the NYT finds a correlation between Genentech payments and Lucentis prescriptions.
Bloomberg reports that the race to merge with Omega also includes privately-held Boehringer Ingelheim and Perrigo.
Valeant indicated in its third-quarter earnings call that it expects to increase its bid for Allergan.
Amgen sues Sanofi and Regeneron over PCSK9 patents; FDA panel wants Chantix black box to stay; Valeant-Allergan uproar rises in pitch; Pharmacyclics and Roche team up against CLL; and GSK's Ebola vax may "miss" the current crisis.
AbbVie's board is encouraging shareholders to kill the Shire acquisition, and analysts say a breakup would still leave Shire in a strong position.
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