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Recon: Trump Urges Opioid Action

Posted 02 March 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Trump Urges Opioid Action

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In Focus: US In Focus: International
  • Asian investor commits $15M to launch new protein degradation biotech startup Cullgen out of UNC (Endpoints News)
  • Pfizer, Merck KGaA nab NICE's favor for Bavencio in Merkel cell carcinoma (Fierce)
  • Lilly underlines what's at stake in Brexit talks (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • Overwhelmed health system to blame for Kenya hospital mix-up: doctors (Reuters)
  • Indonesia's first biomedicine factory opens (Nikkei Asian Review) (FiercePharma)
  • Why Oppenheimer Global fund is focusing on biotech as rates rise (Reuters)
  • EU-US FDA mutual recognition of inspections of medicines manufacturers enters operational phase (EC) (Focus)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Remarks by Dr. Gottlieb on Enhancing Drug Distribution Security (FDA)
  • Advocates protest Novartis ‘bullying tactics’ over access to medicines in poor countries (Stat News-$)
  • Valeant settles Solodyn pay-for-delay litigation for $58 million (Reuters) (Law360-$)
  • McCaskill seeks to end tax breaks for consumer drug ads (Stat News-$)
  • Amid a boisterous fundraising week, BioMedPartners airs $107M biotech fund (Endpoints News)
  • Despite ‘responsible’ price, Regeneron drug kept out of many patients’ hands by payers (Stat News-$)
  • Express Scripts Turns To Dogs And Cats Amid Flat Prescription Growth (Forbes)
  • Beacon and Takeda initiate multi-year drug discovery collaboration (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • Oregon Drug Price Transparency Bill Heads to Senate (BioCentury)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Roche, Ionis herald a big win in early-stage Huntington’s disease trial, demonstrate disease modifying potential (Endpoints News)
  • Verona jumps as midphase cystic fibrosis data dial up hopes (FierceBiotech)
  • Roche, Ionis hail Huntington's success, plan pivotal trial (FierceBiotech)
  • Reata Announces Top-Line Data from the Dose-Escalation Cohorts of the Phase 2 Motor Study of Omaveloxolone in Patients With Mitochondrial Myopathies (Press)
  • Verona Pharma Reports Positive Top-Line Data from Phase 2a Trial with RPL554 in Cystic Fibrosis Patients (Press)
  • Nightingale Health announces strategic collaboration with PerkinElmer (The Daily Telescope)
  • Hisamitsu totes positive Phase III data for transdermal PD therapy (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • Stem cells shed light on potential anti-Alzheimer’s compound (FierceBiotech)
  • A 25-Year Experience of US Food and Drug Administration Accelerated Approval of Malignant Hematology and Oncology Drugs and Biologics (JAMA)
  • FDA to review Dupixent sBLA in asthma (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • IONIS-HTT Rx (RG6042) Top-Line Data Demonstrate Significant Reductions of Disease-Causing Mutant Huntingtin Protein in People with Huntington's Disease (Press)
  • CTTI continues to address barriers to single IRB adoption: latest expert meeting summary (CTTI)
Medical Devices
  • Zimmer Biomet loses Pa. state appeal in $16m knee implant loss (MassDevice)
  • 3rd Circ. Nixes Part Of 'Hybrid' Medical Device Suit (Law360-$)
  • PTAB Upholds Eye Treatment Tool Patent (Law360-$)
  • InterSystems and Rhode Island Quality Institute Deliver Designee Alerts for Patient Empowerment (Press)
  • Gelesis raises $30M to gear up for weight loss launch (FierceBiotech)
  • Philips, Hologic ink mammography deal (MassDevice) (Press)
  • Covance Enters into Strategic Technology Agreement with GSK (Press)
  • Biocartis grabs lab space, staff from Johnson & Johnson to fuel U.S. expansion (FierceBiotech) (Press)
  • ALFA receives another US FDA 510(k) clearance for Simple Cup multi-drug test with Driven Flow (Press)
  • How LensCrafters is using iPads to reinvent the eye exam (MobiHealthNews)
  • Precision Health AI Launches Eureka HealthTM Oncology AI Platform, First of Its Kind “System of Intelligence” Which Delivers Data-Driven Insights to the Cancer Care Community (Press)
  • Samsung Presents its Latest Medical Equipment and Healthcare Solutions at the 2018 European Congress of Radiology (Press)
  • FDA approves BD Onclarity HPV Assay (FDA)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Alphabet Loses Top AI Researcher at Anti-Aging Unit Calico (Bloomberg-$) (Endpoints News)
  • 'Revolving Door' At DEA Faces Scrutiny In Opioid MDL (Law360-$)
  • Travis Kalanick joins board of medical software company (Axios) (Bloomberg)
  • How the U.S. military might help answer a critical question about the flu vaccine (Stat News-$)
  • Express Scripts Needs to Get Vertical (Bloomberg)
  • Senate plans 340B oversight hearings as transparency push mounts (Modern Healthcare)
  • FDA seeks comment on Post-Marketing Pediatric-Focused Product Safety Reviews (FDA)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Science Says: Why Europe still has so many measles outbreaks (AP News)
  • Supply chain commitment to tackling problem of medicine shortages (Press)
India Australia
  • Third death in rockmelon listeria outbreak (The West Australian)
  • Endometriosis research allocated $2.5 million in Government funding (ABC News)
  • They cost us billions and they can kill: Counterfeit drugs are invading Canada (Financial Post)
  • WeedMD to Secure Dealer’s License from Health Canada as a Next Step in its R&D Strategy (Press)
  • Canada's Pharmascience Renews Agreement With CDMO Saneca Pharma (Pharmaceutical Processing)
  • Cipher Pharmaceuticals Acquires Exclusive Canadian Rights to FDA-Approved Trulance from Synergy Pharmaceuticals (Press)
  • Innovus Pharma’s AllerVarx Receives Commercial Approval by Health Canada for the Reduction in Symptoms of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (Press)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • How a society gala was used to sell young-blood transfusions to baby boomers desperate to cheat death (Stat News)
  • As Surgery Centers Boom, Patients Are Paying With Their Lives (Kaiser Health News)
  • The Challenge of Doctor-Patient Relations in the Internet Age (The New York Times)
  • Worst of bad US flu season is over as illnesses decline (AP News)
  • We need to rethink mental health laws. But not because of mass shootings. (The Washington Post)
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