Takeda announces deals worth more than $1 billion; biotech and pharma investments reached $10.5 billion in 2017; prescriptions for nerve pain on the rise
Teva diminishes debt with job cuts and sale; FDA to study whether consumers can detect misleading ads; AbbVie, Roche present positive Phase-III data at ASH
Pfizer's Viagra generic to sell for half the price; GSK seeks oncology deals; Ionis' experimental Huntington's drug tackles toxic protein for the first time
Botox-like wrinkle-reducer shows positive results in trials; investors double down on fertility; few websites transparent about pricing, study finds
CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion; J&J buys commercial rights for biotech's experimental hypertension drug; Republicans repeal Obamacare's individual mandate
The most promising products in pharma's pipeline will compete in a landscape that increasingly rewards big risks and places an emphasis on novel mechanisms. That comes with a catch.
U.K. to be first to sell OTC Viagra; Regeneron offers startup scientific expertise; docs more likely to get poor marks when they reject patient requests
Teva to cut thousands of U.S. jobs; Regeneron drops Eylea combo drug development; insurers, drugstores, and hospitals increasingly teaming up
FDA approves first digital pill; biotech companies race to develop cancer-fighting microbiome drugs; Loxo and Bayer reach $1.55 billion deal for rare cancer drugs
Dynavax receives FDA approval for hepatitis-B vaccine; Novartis strikes R&D deal with gene-editing startup; White House nominates new HHS head
GSK hires Google biotech exec to lead R&D; Merck gets FDA-approval for CMV therapy; ex-Lilly exec reportedly top HHS secretary pick
Senator investigates Alkermes' opioid-marketing tactics; FDA approves Roche cancer drugs; CVS to launch next-day delivery nationwide
Pfizer Q3 revenue driven by Prevnar sales; President Trump's opioid panel presents draft to combat crisis; Novartis seeks FDA approval for CAR-T therapy Kymriah
Merck scraps plans for cholesterol drug; oncologist describes how he tells people about his work; researchers question list of side effects in DTC ads
The answer: it depends on what phase the trial is in.
Alexion to cut 600 jobs; Sage Therapeutics' experimental seizure drug fails to meet expectations; Apple is interested in medical and health activity
No crucial area in pharma is more desperately in need of a fix — or more stubbornly resistant to change.
Dengvaxia's post-launch plight reflects the difficulties of launching a vaccine. Is this a harbinger for future vaccine-marketing efforts?
FDA launches digital health pre-certification pilot; J&J's experimental RA drug raises safety concerns; AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for Imfinzi
Merck's CETP inhibitor anacetrapib and Novartis' monoclonal antibody ACZ885 hit their primary goals in late-stage cardiovascular outcomes trials, both unexpectedly positive results that are heating up this category.
Merck announces positive trial results for CETP inhibitor; Purdue Pharma defends withholding of OxyContin marketing material; Roche's experimental haemophilia drug significantly cuts bleed rate
Teva gets FDA approval for Truvada generic; the FDA rejects Coherus' Neulasta biosimilar; only 17% of Americans find health industries to be innovative
Notably, data for AstraZeneca's Lynparza, Johnson & Johnson's Zytiga, and Loxo Oncology's larotrectinib highlights the move toward specialized medicine.
Putting aside the hype around combination immunotherapies, concerns remain about overall response rates for these drugs.
This includes concerns about the effectiveness — and cost-effectiveness — of drugs like Merck's Keytruda and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo, in combination or alone.
FDA presents ideas to tackle drug prices; patients aware of side effects more likely to report them; scientists use Apple's Research Kit for clinical purposes
Disease awareness ads can boost drug sales; AstraZeneca's experimental asthma drug cuts steroid use; FDA approves Regeneron and Sanofi's RA drug
FDA requires boxed warning for J&J's Invokana; Amazon to reportedly hire GM to enter pharmacy industry; WannCry ransomware affects some health organizations
FDA approves Merck/Lilly combo for lung cancer; new PhRMA requirements result in expulsion of 22 members; Pfizer to pay Sangamo $7 million for gene therapy programs
While investments in investigational lupus agents appear to be heating up, late-stage clinical failure continues to be a major hurdle to market entry.