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Recon: Rigel wins first FDA approval; Abbott shares down as device sales grow

Posted 18 April 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Rigel wins first FDA approval; Abbott shares down as device sales grow

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In Focus: US In Focus: International
  • Industry fears disruption as EU excludes UK from drug approvals (Reuters)
  • Brussels seeks emergency powers to prepare for hard Brexit (Financial Times-$)
  • Chinese Money Floods U.S. Biotech as Beijing Chases New Cures (Bloomberg)
  • Astrazeneca Pharma firms up after announcing investment in India (Business Standard) (Times of India) (pharmabiz)
  • CADTH to Evaluate CAR T-Cell Therapies (CADTH)
  • Canada seeks U.S. help to solve EpiPen shortage (Reuters)
  • Novo Nordisk, Red Cross team up to tackle chronic diseases in conflict zones (Reuters)
  • UK and India extend health partnership to deal with global health risks (MHRA)
  • New WHO Public Inspection Reports (WHOPIRs) published (World Health Organization)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Shire faces criticism on CEO pay policy as crunch week looms (Reuters)
  • Coke Versus Pepsi of Drugmakers? Wall Street Doesn't Buy It (Bloomberg)
  • For New Trump Drug Plan, a Cautionary Tale in Italy (WSJ) (Axios)
  • White House reviewing drug-pricing plan (Axios)
  • Science hinted that cancer patients could take less of a $148,000-a-year drug. Its maker tripled the price of a pill. (Washington Post-$)
  • CR UK, AACR form international cancer alliance (PharmaTimes)
  • Express Scripts' Steve Miller: New Orphan Drug Price Is 'Responsible' (Forbes)
  • Pfizer, Ranbaxy Look To Dump State Claims In Lipitor MDL (Law360-$)
  • Trade secrets battle between Alnylam, Dicerna is just one of many (The Boston Globe)
  • OP company recalls male supplement for containing actual drugs (Kansas City Business Journal)
  • FDA Commissioner, Gottheimer meet on ways to help biopharma industry (NJBIZ)
  • Sangamo probes for fresh breaches of its digital security system after top exec’s email was hacked — exposing secrets (Endpoints)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations Medical Devices
  • Mass. medical device industry sees growth in VC funding, PMA approvals (MassDevice)
  • LimFlow bags $34M to trial limb-saving artery disease device (Fierce)
  • Novocure plans FDA filing as anti-cancer device clears phase 2 (Fierce)
  • Allergan To Pay $3.5M To Resolve Lap-Band FCA Allegations (Law360-$)
  • FDA Guidance Looks to ‘Modernize’ 510(k) Premarket Clearance Program (AAMI)
  • Risk of Cross-Contamination From 24-Hour Multi-Patient Use Endoscope Connectors - Letter to Health Care Providers and Staff at Health Care Facilities Performing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures (FDA)
  • Google Unveils Prototype Cancer-Detecting Microscope (BioCentury)
  • New medical devices help doctors with disabilities (Medical Xpress)
  • Cantel Medical Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance to Market ADVANTAGE PLUS Pass-Thru Automated Endoscope Reprocessor (Press)
  • NextPhase Medical Devices Launches New Business (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Is PTAC on the Right Track? Some Say 'No' (MedPage Today)
  • DEA seeks to more strictly manage opioid manufacturing (BioPharma Dive) (Axios) (Reuters)
  • Cancer hospitals push for Medicare CAR-T payments (Axios)
  • VA Chief Nominee Won't Privatize Agency, Senator Says (Law360-$)
  • Missouri Talc Decision Could Signal Mass Tort Sea Change (Law360-$)
  • HHS secretary back in hospital for bowel condition (AP News)
  • Four-hour drive for a colonoscopy? What VA privatization warnings ignore (USA Today)
  • Amazon About-Face On Drug Sales Not Surprising To Walgreens And CVS (Forbes)
  • Crackdown on e-cigarettes coming, FDA chief says (Washington Examiner)
  • Kentucky accuses J&J of contributing to opioid epidemic (Reuters)
  • Patrick Kennedy profits from opioid-addiction firms (Politico)
  • How Safe is the Safe Harbor? (FDA Law Blog)
  • Does FDA Need Statutorily Imposed Incentives for Regulatory Compliance Matters? (FDA Law Blog)
  • Paragraph IV Certifications Last 4 Plus Years (Lachman Consultants)
  • Sens. Alexander, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address “Urgent Opioid Crisis” (HELP Committee)
  • Statement by Dr. Susan Mayne on FDA efforts to reduce consumer exposure to arsenic in rice (FDA)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Eudamed Nomenclature Requirements Published (Emergo Group)
  • Stakeholders To Gather In London To Plan Biosimilar Market's Future (Biosimilar Development)
  • Sanofi nears deal to sell EU generics unit for $2.4B (BioPharma Dive)
  • Microsurgery devicemaker Medical Microinstruments captures $24.5M in series A funding (Fierce)
  • Abbott to produce new infertility drug in Russia (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • Shire scores new filing acceptance for lanadelumab (The Pharma Letter)
  • Mylan Partners with Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics (Big Molecule Watch)
  • Our view: Redistribution of UK’s portfolio of centrally authorised products (ABPI)
  • DHPC – Information on leaking syringes of various GSK vaccines (Swissmedic)
  • HPRA Industry Survey now published - Impact of Brexit on the Medtech sector in Ireland (HPRA)
  • Medical Devices Information Day on 23 May 2018 and publication of the HPRA Impact of Brexit Survey (HPRA)
  • EMA 2017 Public Engagement Report (EMA)
  • EU Innovation Network Report (EMA)
  • LivaNova Receives CE Mark for VNS Therapy SenTiva Generator and Next-Generation Programming System for Treatment of Epilepsy (Press)
  • Canon Medical Systems strengthens partnership with Arcoma by entering into a reseller agreement (Press)
  • Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Announces CE Mark of the DxH 520 Closed Tube, 5-part Differential Hematology Analyzer for Small-volume Labs (Press)
Asia
  • Israeli Billionaire Seeks $500 Million for Health-Tech VC Fund (Bloomberg)
  • Astellas sells certain Agensys research facilities to Kite (The Pharma Letter)
  • MHLW Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Safety Information (FY2018) (PMDA)
  • China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for India's troubled Fortis (Reuters)
Australia
  • What We Know About the Mysterious Flesh-Eating Bacteria Spreading in Australia (Fortune)
  • A third of corporate Australia is feeling stressed, anxious and depressed (Business Insider)
  • Conference participation by the TGA (TGA)
Canada
  • Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy (CBC News)
  • Huge Canadian health group calls for decriminalization of illicit drugs (NEWS 1130)
  • Supervised injection site needed for drug users in Manitoba: Canadian Mental Health Association report (CBC News)
  • Notice - Update on Health Canada’s efforts to support innovative human therapeutic products to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and consultation on a proposed Pathogens of Interest List (Health Canada)
  • Notice: Release of Proposed IMDRF Document: Definitions for Personalized Medical Devices (Health Canada)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • How Big Data Is Fueling This Company's Digital War on Diabetes (Fortune)
  • Raising retirement age may hit least-educated workers hardest (Reuters)
  • Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors (KHN)
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