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Merck's Keytruda gains market share in Q2

Merck's Keytruda gains market share in Q2

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The immuno-oncology drug is competing with Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo.

J&J prepares to defend Remicade market share

J&J prepares to defend Remicade market share

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Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said physicians are unlikely to switch the majority of patients to a biosimilar version of Remicade.

Weight-loss drug prescriptions rise ... slowly

Weight-loss drug prescriptions rise ... slowly

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First-quarter results show prescription weight-loss drugs continue to struggle with market and mind share.

Myriad expands companion diagnostic deals

Myriad expands companion diagnostic deals

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The company partnered with AstraZeneca and BioMarin to identify which patients respond to experimental cancer drugs.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 1

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 1

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Nexium tops the list of Medicare's spending on brand drugs; Gilead Sciences doubles its first-quarter profit; Pfizer reportedly wants to buy a rare-disease drug company

Bristol-Myers Squibb sales rise, led by Eliquis and Opdivo

Bristol-Myers Squibb sales rise, led by Eliquis and Opdivo

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Newly approved Opdivo added $40 million to the quarter's product sales, which rose 8.9% compared to the year-earlier period.

Pfizer reports uptake for cancer-therapy Ibrance

Pfizer reports uptake for cancer-therapy Ibrance

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Sales of the new cancer drug topped expectations since its February launch.

Lilly sees sales fall but reaffirms 2015 revenue guidance

Lilly sees sales fall but reaffirms 2015 revenue guidance

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First-quarter sales fell 1% but the drugmaker expects 2015 to be a growth year.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, April 23

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, April 23

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Novo Nordisk's Saxenda to cost $1,000 a month; Boehringer Ingelheim's drug receives priority review; AbbVie's hep.-C treatment Viekira Pak generates $231 million in first-quarter sales

Sales rise as Amgen outlines cardiovascular strategy

Sales rise as Amgen outlines cardiovascular strategy

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Established products fueled at 12% jump in first-quarter sales.

Omnicom reports boost in Q1 net income

The holding company said pharma and health made up 11% of revenues during the first three months of the year.

J&J reports quarterly boost in drug sales

J&J reports quarterly boost in drug sales

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The company reported $7.7 billion in pharma revenue in the first quarter despite a drop in overall sales and profit.

Lilly expands Trulicity marketing push, lowers 2015 guidance

Lilly expands Trulicity marketing push, lowers 2015 guidance

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The drugmaker says its Trulicity focus now includes primary care doctors in addition to specialists, and that foreign exchange will take a bite out of 2015 performance.

Amgen, Novartis, BMS map future

Amgen, Novartis, BMS map future

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Amgen execs assert there is still a future for 15-year-old Enbrel, Novartis sees off-label Avastin use pinch Lucentis sales and BMS has expanded its field force in anticipation of an Opdivo push.

Pfizer quarter and year sales slip, CEO indicates M&A not pressing

Pfizer quarter and year sales slip, CEO indicates M&A not pressing

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CEO Ian Read told investors the company has cash to make a deal, but there is no urgent need.

J&J Q4 sales slip, but year finishes up 4.2%

J&J Q4 sales slip, but year finishes up 4.2%

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Despite growth, some disappointment lurks in the numbers -- possibly for hepatitis C medication Olysio.

AstraZeneca Q3 sales rise, expects harsh 2015

AstraZeneca Q3 sales rise, expects harsh 2015

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The company raised guidance for the end of the year and said Ranbaxy's being bounced from the Nexium competition probably means it has esomeprazole market to itself through 2014.

Lilly sales fall, drugmaker to keep rep count low

Lilly sales fall, drugmaker to keep rep count low

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Cymbalta and Evista patent losses drove down sales, but Lilly said it does not plan to replenish the sales force it thinned in anticipation of the decline.

GSK restructures, as respiratory disappoints

GSK restructures, as respiratory disappoints

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GlaxoSmithKline's third-quarter sales fell 10% for the quarter, compared to last year, and new Ellipta products failed to cushion the 24% drop in US Advair sales.

Hep. C medication boosts J&J earnings

Hep. C medication boosts J&J earnings

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Hepatitis C medication Olysio contributed to the the 18% bump in Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter sales, but Gilead's new drug may diminish J&J's potential.

Sanofi tightens PCSK9 race, exceeds Q2 expectations

Sanofi tightens PCSK9 race, exceeds Q2 expectations

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Sanofi and partner Regeneron attached a $67.5-million priority review voucher to their experimental cholesterol drug alirocumab, making for a tighter race with Amgen.

Amgen Q2 sales rise, company to lay off up to 2,900

Amgen Q2 sales rise, company to lay off up to 2,900

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The majority of the layoffs will be in the US.

Pfizer Q2 sales slip, but still beat expectations

Pfizer Q2 sales slip, but still beat expectations

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Patent losses and lost co-promotion agreements put a dent in sales.

BMS Q2 sales slip, Eliquis, Yervoy soar

BMS Q2 sales slip, Eliquis, Yervoy soar

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The company attributed part of the Eliquis boost to the BMS-Pfizer DTC and education efforts.

Gilead, Merck HCV marketing battle may be on horizon

Gilead, Merck HCV marketing battle may be on horizon

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Disclosed in its earnings report yesterday, Gilead may have a card up its sleeve to counter Merck's experimental hep. C combo regimen.

Sales of Biogen MS pill pick up overseas

Sales of Biogen MS pill pick up overseas

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Biogen Idec is seeing strong sales for blockbuster MS drug Tecfidera, especially overseas where it's beginning to catch fire this summer.

GSK second-quarter sales disappoint

GSK second-quarter sales disappoint

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Executives urge analysts to focus on the company's long-term potential.

J&J logs $19.5B in Q2 sales

J&J logs $19.5B in Q2 sales

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Hepatitis C medication Olysio was a star, but the company cautions competition is coming.

Aegerion shows rare disease not slam dunk

Aegerion shows rare disease not slam dunk

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Analyst reaction to this week's quarterly news reflected a need to woo investors, adding to some negative carryover from the previous year.

Pfizer posts weak Q1 sales, stands by AZ offer

Pfizer posts weak Q1 sales, stands by AZ offer

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CEO Ian Read told investors Monday that an AZ merger would benefit Astra shareholders and add oomph to its marketing potential. Another exec said he could "envision" filing palbociclib this year, but made no promises.

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