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Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 14

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, January 14

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Pharma ad budgets are growing, says IPG; Medical device tax debate rages on; Pfizer has PCSK9 pill in the works.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 13

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 13

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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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 12

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 12

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BMS halts cancer drug trial over positive Phase-III results; Shire has acquired NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion; 23andMe expands Pfizer agreement.

AbbVie female health drug's success hinges on safety

AbbVie female health drug's success hinges on safety

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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.

Pfizer bets on Duchenne MD treatment

Pfizer bets on Duchenne MD treatment

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The company moves on three leading contenders in the muscular dystrophy segment with the start of a Phase II trial

Lilly psoriasis drug hits Phase-III endpoint

An investigational JAK inhibitor, baricitinib, bested placebo in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in a Phase-III trial.

Trial recruiting looks to tap online community leaders

Trial recruiting looks to tap online community leaders

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CureClick, TrialReach and WEGO team to leverage health communities and speed trial recruitment.

Lilly nabs rights for osteoporosis patch

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.

FDA approves Amgen leukemia immunotherapy

Amgen's Blincyto was approved for a rare form of leukemia after receiving Breakthrough Therapy designation and a Priority Review.

Gilenya fails to help primary progressive MS patients

Novartis released Phase-III study results Monday.

Vancouver tests prescription heroin

The north-of-the-border solution comes amid climbing heroin abuse in the US.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, November 24

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, November 24

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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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, November 21

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, November 21

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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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 20

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 20

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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.

Analyses support Pradaxa safety profile

Analyses support Pradaxa safety profile

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Results of two post-market studies, conducted in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, corroborate the billion-dollar blood thinner's benefit/risk profile.

PCSK9s stalk Merck's Vytorin

PCSK9s stalk Merck's Vytorin

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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.

Study finds new benefits in highly promising heart drug

A pipeline drug from Novartis has the potential to alter the progression of heart disease and keep patients out of the hospital.

Merck's IMPROVE-IT trial hits big, supports wider Zetia use

Merck's IMPROVE-IT trial hits big, supports wider Zetia use

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Merck said in November that a long-running clinical trial finally demonstrated the impact of its Zetia cholesterol-lowering treatment on cardiovascular outcomes.

Inovio sticks with prostate cancer drug

The Pennsylvania company says it will continue to develop its IO treatment, even without Roche's support.

2015 an "important year" for Pfizer's IO pipeline, analysts say

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.

Pradaxa antidote enters Phase III

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.

Study shows challenge of CNS drug approvals

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.

NIH tests second Ebola vax in humans

Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory developed the vaccine, which has been licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp.

Merck's weekly DPP-IV on par with daily Januvia: study

Merck's weekly DPP-IV on par with daily Januvia: study

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Merck unveiled the DPP-IV clinical trial results at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual meeting Thursday.

Merck osteoporosis drug does not wow

Merck osteoporosis drug does not wow

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Analysts do not expect odanacatib to be a major earner.

BI Spiriva combo has Phase-III success

BI Spiriva combo has Phase-III success

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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 basal bests Lantus in T1D, despite safety concerns

Lilly basal bests Lantus in T1D, despite safety concerns

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Lilly's long-acting insulin showed it's more effective in type 1 diabetics than Lantus, but concerns about its overall profile persist.

New lipid agents are high on potency, low on doc awareness

New lipid agents are high on potency, low on doc awareness

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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.

FDA lifts OncoMed partial hold

The FDA froze the clinical trial of anti-Fzd7 vantictumab in July over concern about "bone-related adverse events."

Research links estrogen and binge eating

Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that an estrogen replacement suppressed binge-eating behavior among lab mice.

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