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Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, April 29, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, April 29, 2016

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Harvoni and Sovaldi growth begins to slow; drugmakers spend billions to buy developers of cancer therapies; Valeant discloses new investigations

Novartis launches DTC campaign for Entresto

Novartis launches DTC campaign for Entresto

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The loss of patent exclusivity for cancer drug Gleevec contributed to a 12% sales drop, but the drugmaker expects sales from Entresto and Cosentyx to pick up the slack.

Competition drives down sales of J&J's Olysio

Competition drives down sales of J&J's Olysio

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The company said growth in its immunology portfolio offset declining Olysio sales.

Novartis: Cardiologists slow to advocate on behalf of new drugs

Novartis: Cardiologists slow to advocate on behalf of new drugs

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The drugmaker said Entresto, its new heart-failure drug, brought in "modest sales" in the third quarter of 2015.

Pfizer delivers strong Prevnar sales on back of big '15 consumer media outlay

Pfizer delivers strong Prevnar sales on back of big '15 consumer media outlay

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Company's vaccines chief credits campaigns aimed at grownups with driving US demand for blockbuster vaccine. The remaining cohort will be harder to capture.

Diabetes launches aid Lilly's Q3 sales growth

Diabetes launches aid Lilly's Q3 sales growth

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The drugmaker recently launched a DTC campaign for diabetes drug Trulicity, which generated $73.7 million in sales in the third quarter.

Novo Nordisk says any tussle with Sanofi's Toujeo will come down to formulary access

Novo Nordisk says any tussle with Sanofi's Toujeo will come down to formulary access

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The Danish drugmaker said it expects an FDA decision about long-acting—and long-delayed—insulin Tresiba in October.

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.

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