Pharma ad budgets are growing, says IPG; Medical device tax debate rages on; Pfizer has PCSK9 pill in the works.
Prime Therapeutics gives Gilead's Harvoni and AbbVie's Viekira Pak preferred formulary status; Novartis and Qualcomm team up for new investment firm; UK cost watchdog axes cancer drug coverage.
BMS halts cancer drug trial over positive Phase-III results; Shire has acquired NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion; 23andMe expands Pfizer agreement.
AbbVie announced positive interim Phase-III results Thursday for its endometriosis drug elagolix, but one analyst says its commercial impact is likely linked to its effect on patients' bone mineral density.
The company moves on three leading contenders in the muscular dystrophy segment with the start of a Phase II trial
An investigational JAK inhibitor, baricitinib, bested placebo in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in a Phase-III trial.
CureClick, TrialReach and WEGO team to leverage health communities and speed trial recruitment.
Amgen's Blincyto was approved for a rare form of leukemia after receiving Breakthrough Therapy designation and a Priority Review.
The drugmaker inked a deal with Zosano worth up to $440 million for the product, which is about to enter Phase-III in clinical trials.
Novartis released Phase-III study results Monday.
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