Pharmaceutical

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, October 21

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, October 21

Shire bows out of AbbVie acquisition; CVS's PBM will charge premium for consumers who fill scripts at tobacco-selling pharmacies; Reckitt Beckinser will rebrand following demerger.

Crohn's drug shows promise in mid-stage trial

Crohn's drug shows promise in mid-stage trial

Preliminary Phase-II data suggest remission rates among patients taking the drug were significantly better than those for subjects on current treatments.

Takeda's Contrave hits pharmacy shelves

Takeda's Contrave hits pharmacy shelves

Takeda and Orexigen's prescription weight-loss drug Contrave has hit the market with a wraparound patient support system.

Valeant-Allergan duel continues

Valeant indicated in its third-quarter earnings call that it expects to increase its bid for Allergan.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, October 17

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, October 17

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-free Shire could open new opportunities

AbbVie-free Shire could open new opportunities

AbbVie's board is encouraging shareholders to kill the Shire acquisition, and analysts say a breakup would still leave Shire in a strong position.

Panel seems to like Novartis drug

Pre-review documents indicate a favorable opinion of the IL-17 inhibitor secukinumab.

New FDA division launches Jan. 1

Resignations stymied the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality's beginning.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, October 16

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, October 16

AbbVie board recommends against Shire deal; consultancy says Netherland's generic bias hampers branded drug sales; Genentech and BI score FDA approval for fatal lung disease.

AbbVie reconsiders Shire

AbbVie reconsiders Shire

AbbVie is thinking about modifying or walking away from its offer to buy Dublin's Shire. A breakup would cost the Illinois company over $1.6 billion.

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