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Recon: Flu Season May Peak in Next Several Weeks

Posted 25 January 2018 | By Zachary Brennan 

Recon: Flu Season May Peak in Next Several Weeks

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In Focus: US
  • J&J out of race for Pfizer's $20 billion consumer unit as deadline looms (Reuters)
  • Flu season may peak in coming weeks, FDA chief says in Davos (CNBC)
  • The US Food and Drug Administration’s Approach for Safe Innovation of Medical Devices in Dermatology (JAMA)
  • Big Pharma Greets Hundreds Of Ex-Federal Workers At The ‘Revolving Door’ (Kaiser Health News)
  • Big pharma's lobbying spree in Trump's first year (Axios)
  • Senate Confirms Azar as Next HHS Secretary (Focus)
  • FDA, FTC Warn Companies Over Illegal Opioid Cessation Products (Focus)
  • FDA Renews Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee Charter (Federal Register)
  • FDA placed Solid Biosciences’ gene therapy on partial clinical hold in Nov 2017 (SEC Filing)
  • An FDA panel is ruling on a new Philip Morris product that could upend the cigarette market (Vox)
  • CDRH Issues Revised Replacement Reagent Policy (FDA Law Blog)
In Focus: International
  • Big Pharma Suppliers Are Dumping Toxic Waste in the Environment, Investor Alleges (WSJ-$)
  • In a scientific first, cloned monkeys are born. Will they accelerate biomedical research? (Stat) (BioWorld)
  • For Chinese fentanyl sellers, USPS is the ‘virtually guaranteed’ route to not get caught (Stat) (Reuters)
  • Lilly receives EU Marketing Authorisation for Taltz (ixekizumab) for the Treatment of Active Psoriatic Arthritis (Press)
  • UK's biotech sector raised twice as much through IPOs in 2017 than 2016 (City AM)
  • EMA Surveys Drugmakers on Brexit Preparedness (Focus)
  • Shanghai Pharma seeking deals to drive overseas expansion (Fierce Biotech)
  • 15 years later, PEPFAR continues to save lives (NIH)
  • Professor Carole Longson MBE appointed Chief Scientific Officer at the ABPI (ABPI)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Novartis move signals further gene therapy resurgence (EP Vantage) (PMLive)
  • Biotech’s next big IPO could unravel at the 11th hour (Stat-$)
  • Discounted Drugs for Needy Patients and Hospitals — Understanding the 340B Debate (NEJM)
  • Consequences of the 340B Drug Pricing Program (NEJM)
  • OECD Takes a Stab at Redefining Biotechnology and Nanotechnology (Focus)
  • Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Trulance (Plecanatide) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in Adults (Press)
  • Paragon expansion to address ‘deficit in gene therapy CDMO capacity’ (BioPharma-Reporter)
  • XtalPi secures $15m to boost AI drug development and design offering (Outsourcing-Pharma)
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Clinical Study Results, Filings & Designations
  • Takeda and Zinfandel write off yet another Alzheimer’s PhIII after Actos fails a key interim test (Endpoints) (Press)
  • Biogen earnings lack blockbuster acquisition pop, but executives pledge to keep looking (Stat-$) (Endpoints) (Fierce)
  • What can we learn from the latest Alzheimer’s drug failure? (Stat)
  • Going After Ebola (In the Pipeline)
  • Characteristics of Interim Publications of Randomized Clinical Trials and Comparison With Final Publications (JAMA)
  • Testimonials and Informational Videos on Branded Prescription Drug Websites: Experimental Study to Assess Influence on Consumer Knowledge and Perceptions (JMIR)
  • AZ enrolls first patient in Brilinta stroke trial (PharmaTimes)
  • Inclisiran’s First Pivotal Trial Achieves Target Enrollment Ahead of Schedule (Press)
  • Novan Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 2 Molluscum Contagiosum Trial with SB206 (Press)
  • GE platform to be adopted at Clover facility in China (Biopharma-Reporter)
  • Advaxis’ Immunotherapy in Combination with Chemoradiation Highlighted as Potential Treatment for Anal Cancer in International Journal of Radiation Oncology (Press)
Medical Devices
  • 'We Survived MDSAP': Cynosure Aces Single-Audit Program Twice; Tells How Your Firm Can, Too (Medtech Insight)
  • Aptima HBV Quant Assay for Quantitation of Hepatitis B Viral Load Receives PMA Approval (Press)
  • Webinar - FDA Categorization of Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Devices to Assist the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with Coverage Decisions - January 16, 2018 (FDA)
  • Reva implants first Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in Italy (Mass Device)
  • Ocular Therapeutix plans $32.5m public offering to fund NDA resubmission for Dextenza (Mass Device)
  • ConforMIS prices $20m offering, releases prelim 2017 earnings (Mass Device)
  • Hitachi receives FDA 510(k) for advanced motion management for its proton therapy system (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • FDA extending the comment period for draft guidance entitled "Recommendations for Dual 510(k) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waiver by Application Studies” (Federal Register)
  • Idaho to Allow New Insurance Plans Outside of Federal Health Law (WSJ-$)
Upcoming Meetings & Events General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • An ultrasound on Instagram suggested the baby could be in danger. Does a physician have a duty to warn? (Stat)
  • Snapshots of Life: The Birth of New Neurons (NIH Director’s Blog)
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