The FDA releases biosimilar-naming draft guidance; PD1 drugs linked to a rare type of diabetes; Amgen's PCSK9 inhibitor faces approval decision
Longtime ICC leader Viviano moves to the client side to help the start-up build its marketing team and become a commercial contender.
Eli Lilly's and BI's diabetes medication Jardiance becomes the first blood glucose-lowering drug to demonstrate it can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
CVS excludes 31 drugs including Viagra from its 2016 formulary; Sanofi partners with Evotec on stem-cell treatment development; primary-care physicians may hesitate to prescribe Truvada for PrEP
The Danish drugmaker said it expects an FDA decision about long-acting—and long-delayed—insulin Tresiba in October.
The "Surprise, it's insulin" campaign follows criticism of the lower-than-expected sales of the inhaled insulin since its launch in February.
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said physicians are unlikely to switch the majority of patients to a biosimilar version of Remicade.
The health insurer will offer Fit4D's diabetes coaching program to its members after testing the program during a pilot last year.
Merck settles a marketing lawsuit for $5.9 million; CVS plans to create diagnostic apps; a survey shows advertising agencies plan to keep head count steady for the rest of the year
Novo Nordisk replaces Sanofi as the top marketer of metabolic drugs; Actavis changed its name to Allergan; access to Medicare Part D has not reduced overall Medicare costs
The drugmaker's once-daily diabetes treatment, lixisenatide, will be sent back to US regulators after Sanofi pulled the submission in 2013 to finish a cardiovascular outcomes trial.
Study shows Merck's Januvia does not increase heart risks; a former Genentech exec launches a behavioral health business; lawmakers want black-box warnings on more opioids
Concerns persist regarding the drug's impact on liver enzymes and fat.
Havas Health developed the inhaled insulin's advertising campaign, which is slated to kick off later this summer.
Novartis appeals the ban on its biosimilar Zarxio; AbbVie petitions for distinct biosimilar labels; Sanofi will study Toujeo in a real-world setting
Experts say Afrezza's tepid launch may have more to do with value proposition than product positioning.
Endo agrees to buy Par Pharmaceuticals for $8 billion; AstraZeneca deepens commitment to biologics; FDA cautions that certain diabetes drugs could lead to serious condition
Hernandez is known for his ability to bring together patients and pharma. He joined Livongo Health to aid the firm's user experience.
FDA advisory panel recommends Amgen's T-Vec; Teva again makes the case for a merger with Mylan; the FDA approves injection to treat double chins
Merck said Januvia is not linked to higher heart-failure risk; Biogen plans to spend $2.5 billion on Alzheimer's disease; Mylan rejected Teva's bid
First-quarter sales fell 1% but the drugmaker expects 2015 to be a growth year.
Despite an FDA committee voting that AstraZeneca's diabetes medication carries an acceptable heart risk, analysts say a Merck study will determine the DPP-IV category's fate.
An FDA panel said heart risks should be part of Onglyza's label; the OIG will examine generic price increases; Abbott said its OTC glucose meter will save patients money
Sanofi won't discount new insulin; Takeda appoints new US business head; insurers push back on expensive preventative genetic tests
AstraZeneca diabetes drug may have increased mortality rate; Pfizer accused of knowing about birth defect risks from Zoloft; Eisai to cut 25% of its US workforce
The panel will focus on heart failure hospitalization rates associated with the diabetes medication.
Takeda proposes $2.2-billion settlement to resolve Actos suits; Public Citizen says diabetes drugs are unlawfully promoted; PAIN study says 20% to 30% of opioid drugs are misused
Novo announces it will resubmit Tresiba to the FDA; WHO urges Europe to share cost-effectiveness data; J&J and Google partner to develop robotic surgery system
A Florida Congressman introduced a bill that would expand patent protections; Novo Nordisk expects to increase diabetes medication prices; AbbVie expanded its Alzheimer's research
Oncology and diabetes medications are expected to be major areas of growth.
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