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.
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.
The Hill outlines its healthcare expectations with a GOP Congress, Sanofi's executive shakeup may have an impact on MannKind's Afrezza launch, AstraZeneca's olaparib may have prostate cancer prospects, the FDA granted orphan status to an experimental Merrimack pancreatic cancer drug, and researchers are struggling to get Ebola virus samples.
PD-1 inhibitor launches in Japan with a lofty price tag; more Zohydro pushback; J&J developing Ebola vaccine.
Takeda closes out a good-news, bad-news kind of week, AstraZeneca adds a new clinical trial for its experimental PD-1, and researchers link a funeral to the Ebola outbreak.
Human testing of GSK's Ebola virus starts next week, menopause is a costly healthcare concern, and a small conversation with pharmacists may have a big impact.
Allergan sets a shareholder voting date, Novo describes the types of acquisitions it will consider, and the AstraZeneca-Pfizer talks can now reopen.
Merck and Pfizer pursue new pembrolizumab research, black box warnings are linked to fewer court visits, and the WHO says it needs $430M to fight Ebola.
Roche backs away from Chugai but embraces InterMune, Merck rumored on track to score first PD-1 approval, a new Ebola strain may have surfaced and JNJ scoops up experimental anti-TNF.
Two new indications give Eliquis more juice, a new rule is making hydrocodone harder to get and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge highlights a controversial aspects of drug discovery and development.
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