Perrigo says a Mylan deal is possible; new guidelines may reduce cancer screenings; Takeda petitions dictionaries to add a new definition for depression
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
Mylan weighs Teva takeover; GSK and UNC launch research center and drug company; FDA approves Roche colorectal cancer drug diagnostic
Spurred by consolidation, the life sciences industry spent more money on acquisitions in the first quarter than it did in all of 2014 combined.
Amgen raises price of Enbrel by 10%; pharma companies appear to raise diabetes drug prices in tandem; Alexion agrees to buy rare-disease drugmaker for $8.4 billion
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
More pharma companies hike drug prices post-acquisition; HCV linked to increased risk of cancer; a combined Teva-Mylan would control 25% of the US generic drug market
Teva proposes acquisition of Mylan; start-up offers BRCA testing for $249; Botox receives another label expansion
Teva eyes Mylan takeover; Keytruda shown to improve survival, shrink tumors in melanoma; ADHD abuse may follow grads into workforce.
Generic giant Mylan proposed a deal valued at $30 billion to acquire Perrigo Company.
The drugmaker known for its massive presence in generics purchased Auspex Pharmaceuticals to bolster its growing specialty business.
Sanofi's Lantus predecessor nabs approval; Pharmacyclics reportedly vets acquisition offers; FDA biosimilar hearing is postponed.
Pfizer said the $17-billion decision to acquire Hospira will not affect the timeline of its divide-or-stay-whole decision.
Actavis acquires Auden Mckenzie for $459 million; Sanofi/Regeneron's PCSK9 inhibitor could be first to market; Gilead strikes a deal for Harvoni and Sovaldi with four German health insurers.
Brent Saunders, the mind behind the $66 billion acquisition of Allergan, which elevated Actavis to the tenth-largest drugmaker in the world, tells Forbes that growth through acquisition is not simply a short-term tactic but part of a long-term strategy.
CMS head Marilyn Tavenner has resigned; Depomed acquires Nucynta pain pill from J&J; Merck's innovation lead leaves for insurer.
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.
India's Patent Office sets aside Humira patent; Gilead acquires fatty liver disease agent; Bloomberg report says M&A activity likely to persist in 2015.
Interim CEO Serge Weinberg tells a German paper that the company is prepared to buy assets that meet its goal of providing stable, steady growth.
Merck buys up Cubist in an $8.4B deal, a jury sides with AstraZeneca in a generic Nexium lawsuit and the NYT finds a correlation between Genentech payments and Lucentis prescriptions.
Actavis and Allergan have a $66-billion-dollar deal, Merck's Vytorin hits its endpoint, and Pfizer puts up $850 million for an experimental cancer drug.
Valeant's war for Allergan also includes a soft touch when it comes to doctors: the WSJ reports that the company is winning over professionals with trips and consulting offers.
Actavis and Allergan are close to a deal in the $60-billionish range; AstraZeneca is working on a Brilinta antidote; scientists find what amounts to a naturally occurring version of Merck's Zetia.
Bloomberg reports that the race to merge with Omega also includes privately-held Boehringer Ingelheim and Perrigo.
Amgen sues Sanofi and Regeneron over PCSK9 patents; FDA panel wants Chantix black box to stay; Valeant-Allergan uproar rises in pitch; Pharmacyclics and Roche team up against CLL; and GSK's Ebola vax may "miss" the current crisis.
AbbVie's board is encouraging shareholders to kill the Shire acquisition, and analysts say a breakup would still leave Shire in a strong position.
An analyst says the $12.2B deal creates a one-stop shopping experience for hospitals.
Salix-Cosmo tax-inversion deal quashed, chronic heart failure market set to expand, rising generic drug prices get lawmakers' attention, NICE gives leukemia drug a thumbs-down, FDA has a good rep
Driven by a number of high-profile buys in 2013, pharma saw a return to investment through acquisition after a 2012 dip.
Covidien is buying ingestible-camera company Given Imaging.
A wave of more effective anti-cancer drugs has set the oncology world on fire with enthusiasm. While many hail this as a new era, an equally vocal faction questions the money spent for the value gained. This medical and commercial trend report for marketers of anti-cancer modalities touches on many of the latest shifts that have expedited product launches and otherwise impacted promotion and reimbursement of these drugs. Click here.
Pharma continues to struggle with its image. Exhibit A is the public debate around the price of, and access to, new and innovative meds. As countless transformative technologies hit market, has industry done enough to anchor its permission to innovate? To provide a closer look at trends affecting trust over the past year, MM&M presents this e-book, "The 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer." Click here.