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Genentech shift could prove costly for hospitals

Genentech will use specialty distributors rather than wholesalers, hospitals pharmacy directors have learned.

Novartis said to be stepping out of HCV

Novartis is said to have relinquished rights to an investigational hep. C treatment, signaling its exit from the therapeutic space, according to a former partner's announcement.

Novartis NY layoffs coming

Plans to unwind the Suffern, NY, site move forward this winter.

Endo makes $2.2B bid for Auxilium

Endo makes $2.2B bid for Auxilium

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Endo's timing also comes as Auxilium has committed to reorganizing and merging with Canada's QLT.

Liraglutide, aiming for new indication, gets new name

Liraglutide, aiming for new indication, gets new name

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Why Novo Nordisk is choosing not to leverage Victoza's brand equity as it seeks a weight-loss indication for liraglutide.

Xtandi duo boosts rep force for pre-chemo push

Xtandi duo boosts rep force for pre-chemo push

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With its label extended to the pre-chemo setting, the prostate cancer drug is poised to reach a new group of urologists, and could upend J&J's Zytiga.

Sanofi wants greater MS role

The plan is to bring in-house products to the market as well as through acquisitions.

Lilly basal bests Lantus in T1D, despite safety concerns

Lilly basal bests Lantus in T1D, despite safety concerns

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Lilly's long-acting insulin showed it's more effective in type 1 diabetics than Lantus, but concerns about its overall profile persist.

FDA sanctions don't kill a business

Bloomberg reports that India's Wockhardt has become an M&A target.

Pfizer, Novartis ink respiratory deal

Pfizer will sell two Novartis drugs in the UK.

Roche to lay off 100, restructure

Sales reps are among the pinked-slipped in Spain.

GSK Ellipta franchise expands

GSK Ellipta franchise expands

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The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta for asthma.

Kyprolis fails to wow in survival trial

Kyprolis fails to wow in survival trial

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Amgen now hopes a separate study will be enough to support the drug's advancement to a second-line therapy, but the lackluster results may impinge on its EU filing schedule.

InterMune joins M&A fray

GlaxoSmithKline, Actelion, Sanofi and Roche are said to be among a host of suitors.

Boehringer to cut costs by 15%

Layoffs are reported to be in the offing.

Kyprolis data fuel Amgen oncology aspirations

Kyprolis data fuel Amgen oncology aspirations

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Blood-cancer drug Kyprolis outperformed standard treatment in a late-stage trial testing the drug in patients with multiple myeloma, said Amgen.

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.

Pfizer buys two Baxter vaccines

The meningitis and encephalitis medications earned a combined $300 million last year.

AstraZeneca beefs up respiratory portfolio

AstraZeneca beefs up respiratory portfolio

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AstraZeneca has made an $875-million move to beef up its respiratory pipeline by making Almirall's lineup its own.

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.

GSK refutes consumer spin-off rumor

The company refutes a Financial Times rumor that one was happening soonish.

Lack of marketing partner delays Afrezza launch

Lack of marketing partner delays Afrezza launch

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Afrezza was heralded as one of the most innovative diabetes products of the last decade. So, why hasn't MannKind set a firm launch date for the product?

Bayer's Nexavar disappoints in breast cancer

The drug did not hit its Phase III primary target of improving progression-free survival.

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.

Shire expands rare disease reach

A $225-million deal with US biotech ArmaGen gives Shire worldwide commercialization rights to an experimental enzyme replacement therapy.

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.

Roche is hungry, not starving for M&A

CEO Severin Schwan tells Reuters that the Swiss firm will be looking for small acquisitions and partnerships.

Allergan touts reorg, plans to lay off 13% of workforce

Allergan touts reorg, plans to lay off 13% of workforce

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Allergan's second-quarter earnings, and a new round of cuts, are now part of the Botox maker's record as it seeks to remain independent.

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