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.
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.
Amgen's Blincyto was approved for a rare form of leukemia after receiving Breakthrough Therapy designation and a Priority Review.
Novartis released Phase-III study results Monday.
The north-of-the-border solution comes amid climbing heroin abuse in the US.
BioMarin to acquire Dutch biotech Prosensa; Woodcock says significant efficacy key to Breakthrough Therapy designation; Stryker considers $16 billion bid for UK devicemaker Smith and Nephew.
EMA revises its conflict of interest policy; AbbVie all-oral HCV combo drug receives positive EU recommendation; Merck may help NewLink Genetics scale production of its Ebola vaccine.
CRS asks if high prices are a tool to offset CMS rebates, the FDA adds another DTC study to its lineup, and the NIH proposes making more clinical trial data public.
A head-to-head comparison between Sanofi and Regeneron's experimental PCSK9 shows alirocumab lowers LDL levels more effectively than Merck's Zetia, which is part of the just-acquitted Vytorin.
Results of two post-market studies, conducted in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, corroborate the billion-dollar blood thinner's benefit/risk profile.
A pipeline drug from Novartis has the potential to alter the progression of heart disease and keep patients out of the hospital.
Merck said in November that a long-running clinical trial finally demonstrated the impact of its Zetia cholesterol-lowering treatment on cardiovascular outcomes.
The Pennsylvania company says it will continue to develop its IO treatment, even without Roche's support.
A 4-1BB agonist highlights a discussion with analysts on the drug giant's immunoncology pipeline, with a number of combination options to be tested next year.
Testing has already started abroad, and Boehringer says this is the first clinical trial that tests an antidote among patients taking a new oral anticoagulant.
For example: Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development reseachers say it takes 18% longer to develop CNS drugs than it does non-CNS drugs.
Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory developed the vaccine, which has been licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp.
Merck unveiled the DPP-IV clinical trial results at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual meeting Thursday.
Analysts do not expect odanacatib to be a major earner.
The company said in a statement that the findings indicated the Spiriva-Striverdi combination treatment could help patients "return to a more independent life."
Lilly's long-acting insulin showed it's more effective in type 1 diabetics than Lantus, but concerns about its overall profile persist.
The new PCSK9 class of cholesterol-lowering antibodies continues to look promising, but many doctors—particularly PCPs—have never even heard of the experimental drugs.
The FDA froze the clinical trial of anti-Fzd7 vantictumab in July over concern about "bone-related adverse events."
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that an estrogen replacement suppressed binge-eating behavior among lab mice.
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