A research collaboration between medical centers, drugmaker Biogen Idec and a biotechnology institute have identified a gene that could lead to new drug targets for sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—or Lou Gehrig's disease.
The biotech exec speaks about the global launch of his firm's lead product, Duchenne drug Translarna.
Canadian firm presents FDA with its third biosimilar application.
The drugmaker announced it will acquire OncoEthix and its oncology candidate OTX015 in a deal worth up to $365 million
Allergan inches closer to Valeant takeover; Mylan trials underway for Lantus biosimilar and generic Advair; FDA advisers to make decision tomorrow on whether testosterone products are being prescribed correctly and if the drugs' label merits change.
Blood-cancer drug Kyprolis outperformed standard treatment in a late-stage trial testing the drug in patients with multiple myeloma, said Amgen.
Innovation is still valued in the orphan-drug space, but the reimbursement bar is rising. NPS Pharma's Eric Pauwels, who's launched five ultra-rare disease products, explains how these biotech brands can demonstrate their value. Marc Iskowitz reports
The fast-tracked drug netted another indication today, this one for a form of leukemia. Lower dosage of the drug for that indication shrinks the price compared to lymphoma.
If the HCV drug's trajectory continues, it could exceed Q1 and 2014 sales forecasts, despite payers' reported unease over price.
The firm has vowed to appeal an FDA rejection that otherwise complicates its bid to expand in multiple sclerosis.
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