A 15% increase in sales came on the back of HIV franchise meds Stribild and Complera/Eviplera.
The prostate cancer drug company is reportedly seeking a buyer to turn things around.
Sanofi named in China corruption probe; GlaxoSmithKline starts a venture capital fund; and European non-profit AllTrials outlines its transparency goals
The ad watchdog flagged the drug maker for what it said was yet another misleading Ampyra promotional piece.
The drug maker added biotechs Optimer and Trius to the fold, a bid to dominate in hard-to-treat infections.
While a strong launch of CF drug Kalydeco helped to hike the biotech's forecast, hep. C contender VTX-135 was hit with a partial clinical hold.
Biogen Idec raised its full-year guidance on Tecfidera launch sales, as the MS market continues its growth trajectory.
A two-year study shows Gilead's Quad pill outpaces an older combination drug over two years, and GSK is seeking to expand its oncology presence.
Mayo Clinic says 70% of adults are on an Rx, with 25% of older women on an anti-depressant; GSK sinks $24M into rare-disease venture fund; Lundbeck restructures, and may kill 50 jobs; and Tecfidera is reportedly on-track for blockbuster sales estimates but still faces reimbursement hurdles.
Roger Perlmutter has begun to trim the fat off Merck's lackluster pipeline.
Medical science liaisons will educate nuclear-medicine clinicians as part of the launch of a new Navidea diagnostic agent for use in breast and skin cancer.
Health-seeking consumers continue social-media push; Scioderm scores FDA's "Breakthrough" designation for bullosa agent; and GSK files NDA for airway treatment.
Having finally accepted that external R&D is the future, big pharmas are snapping up earlier-stage biotechs and biologics, but they're not betting the farm on them, thanks to pre-nup-like earnout deals.
Phase III findings on sofosbuvir, released in a medical journal, suggest no cause for concern from a safety perspective.
BIO chief Jim Greenwood talks policy priorities and previews the group's International Convention, now underway in Chicago.
One is a sales aid, and one is a consumer brochure, but both ads -- for CSL Behring's Zemaira and for Talecris' Prolastin -- are false or misleading, FDA said in a pair of untitled letters.
Far from sapping promotional budgets, biosimilars could spur marketing by makers of follow-on and original biologic alike, experts say.
Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, is soliciting pre-orders for Sanofi-Aventis blood thinner Lovenox—actions that seem to suggest generic approval of the megablockbuster may be coming soon, one analyst says.
The Senate health reform bill would maintain the ban on price controls in the Medicare prescription drug benefit and establish a 12-year data exclusivity period for biologics.
EMD Serono is partnering with Men's Health Network on a patient education campaign aimed at raising awareness of male infertility.
Lilly named former Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson to lead its communications and corporate affairs functions.
If you still haven't entered the MM&M Awards 2009, then you'd better move fast--today (June 5) is the final deadline for submissions.
Champions Biotechnology, a company offering personalized cancer data for patients and physicians, launched a new website: PersonalizedCancerTreatment.com.
Physicians say patient compliance is getting worse, and they're hearing more requests for generic or OTC alternatives to prescribed medications as the economic malaise takes its toll, according to a PriMed survey.
DTC drug and device marketers looking to steer clear of FDA ad reviewers should follow the "reasonable consumer standard" and consider the net impression their promotions make on the lay viewer, not just the particulars, FDA said in a draft guidance.
A pair of American Medical Association committee reports urges that industry-funded CME be put on a tighter leash, but they're a far cry from the ban on commercial support called for by the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs a year ago.
Marketers anticipate substantial cuts in DTC spend in 2009, according to a Cegedim Dendrite survey in which 58% of respondents said they'd cut consumer ad spend this year. Last year 28% said they'd cut back on consumer advertising.
Pfizer hired onetime Gore advisor turned healthcare think tanker Gregory Simon to head its global policy efforts as the industry gears up for a health reform fight in Washington.
Amylin is cutting 200 sales positions -- around 35% of its sales force -- as it merges its specialty and primary care sales forces into a single organization targeting endocrinologists and diabetes-focused primary care physicians.
It seems corporate reputation is countercyclical for pharmas, as well. The drug industry was the only sector to see appreciable gains in public perception from 2007 to 2008, according to Harris Interactive, posting its highest rating in five years as financial services firms and automakers displaced pharmas in the dregs of public esteem alongside tobacco.