Recon: Novartis Lawyer Exits Over Cohen Payments

Posted 16 May 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Novartis Lawyer Exits Over Cohen Payments

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In Focus: International
  • Credit Suisse to pump $250 million into Israeli health tech venture fund aMoon (Times of Israel) (The Financial) (Endpoints)
  • Vermont becomes first state to permit drug imports from Canada (Politico) (The Hill)
  • SA Health blood test delays and lost results blamed on new computer system (ABC) (Healthcare IT News) (SBS News)
  • Picking your pharma right: Why alienate US with stent regulations or compulsory licensing? (Financial Express)
  • BC Platforms, Google Cloud partner to offer transformational and scalable genomic solutions worldwide (Pharmabiz)
  • Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine amid outbreak (Reuters)
  • Novartis' Sandoz business is broken, CEO says, but he's focused on fixing it (Fierce)
  • Tariffs on Chinese Goods May Trigger Drug, Device Shortages (Bloomberg-$)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • What New Jersey's drug plan do-over says about the industry (Axios)
  • Former Novartis CEO Explains Why His Company Paid Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 Million (Forbes)
  • FDA reverses course on Duke’s research grant after favoritism concerns (Politico)
  • Valeant Ex-CEO Wasn't Swayed by Philidor Warning, Witness Says (Bloomberg)
  • Peer review could have helped short-circuit the Theranos fake news scandal (STAT)
  • It’s a long-shot idea for a major Medicare change. But drug makers are already scared (STAT-$)
  • AbbVie bows to pressure to keep cheaper Imbruvica formula on the market (Fierce)
  • Eleven rebrands as Sesen as data readout nears (Fierce) (Press)
  • Ex-Pfizer executives join Roivant's C-suite (Fierce) (Press)
  • J&J CEO warns of 'unintended consequences' of Trump's drug-price reduction plan (CNBC)
  • No Jurisdiction Over NDA Holder Who Did Not Make The Drug (Lexology-$)
  • Insys Bribed Docs To Write Opioid Scripts, DOJ, 6 States Say (Law360-$)
  • 3rd Circ. Already OK'd Lipitor State Claims, Health Plans Say (Law360-$)
  • FDA reports quality problems for data provided by the firm IQVIA that were used to inform estimates for some controlled substances (FDA)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Seattle’s Nohla closes $45M to bring novel stem cell treatment for leukemia to late-stage trials (Endpoints) (Press)
  • His way: Greg Verdine is building a new kind of drug, with backing from a different kind of investor (Endpoints)
  • Lilly's cluster buster puts Amgen in a fluster (EP Vantage)
  • Asco preview – lung cancer battle takes centre stage (EP Vantage)
  • Merck, Eiger expand drug licensing deal to include rare disease indication (BioPharma Dive)
  • Researchers Uncover Gut Bacteria's Potential Role In Multiple Sclerosis (Forbes)
  • FDA expands Truvada indication (The Pharma Letter)
  • Effect of Fremanezumab Compared With Placebo for Prevention of Episodic Migraine (JAMA)
  • Bioverativ and Sangamo Announce FDA Acceptance of IND Application for Gene-Edited Cell Therapy BIVV003 to Treat Sickle Cell Disease (Press)
  • Fate Therapeutics and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Expand Scope of License Agreement to include Gene-edited T-cell Immunotherapies (Press)
  • Insmed Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of New Drug Application for ALIS in NTM Lung Disease Caused by MAC (Press)
  • Albireo Enrolls First Patient in Phase 3 PFIC Trial of A4250 (Press)
  • Audentes Announces Continuing Positive Data from First Dose Cohort of ASPIRO, a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of AT132 in Patients With X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Auris Health, Ethicon’s NeuWave ink robot-assisted bronchoscope ablation dev deal (MassDevice)
  • Stryker’s Howmedica owes $13m in fees in Zimmer Biomet patent spat (MassDevice)
  • 'Program Alignment' Turns 1: FDA Wants To Train Investigators On Innovative Tech As Part Of Its Inspection Scheme – But Will It Be A Cakewalk? (Medtech Insight-$)
  • iSTAR's Glaucoma Micro Device Shines In Early Follow-Up (Medtech Insight-$)
  • Sivantos and Widex in $8 billion merger to create No.3 in hearing aids (Reuters)
  • Sivantos-Widex allows EQT to reset the clock (EP Vantage)
  • Keys To FDA Advisory Panel Prep For Device Makers (Law360-$)
  • MC10 Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the BioStamp nPoint System (Press)
  • FDA Clears CASMED’s FORE-SIGHT Tissue Oximetry OEM Module (Press)
  • Medtronic Begins U.S. Study of Drug-Eluting Stents to Evaluate Treatment of Bifurcation Lesions in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease (Press)
  • DePuy Synthes Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Assets of Medical Enterprises Distribution, LLC to Strengthen its Portfolio and Amplify the Surgeon's Capabilities Via Automation (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Verily submitted patent application for smart diaper able to detect, differentiate between waste (MobiHealthNews)
  • Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Preemption of State Law Claims Based on Off-Label Marketing (FDA Law Blog)
  • Blue states can defend ACA in latest lawsuit, judge says (Axios)
  • Which drug makers’ medicines are racking up bigger and bigger bills for Medicare and Medicaid? (STAT-$)
  • Johnson & Johnson to relaunch baby-care line after its 20% sales decline (CNBC)
  • A bid to save $300 million at HCR ManorCare, and disrupt U.S. healthcare (Reuters)
  • Pennsylvania To Lead Nation In Medical Marijuana Research (Forbes)
  • Elliott Says Athenahealth Isn't Engaging in Takeover Talks (Bloomberg)
  • International Mail Facilities: ORA Letter to the USPS (FDA)
  • Fixing Healthcare: Driving Value Through Smart Purchasing and Policy (HHS Secretary Alex Azar)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • CGT Catapult unveils major UK investment in skills and capabilities (PharmaTimes)
  • Interoperability also posing big challenges in the UK (HealthcareITNews)
  • GDPR: The Multiple Ways In Which Medtech Is Impacted, And Needs To Comply (Medtech Insight-$)
  • Reva touts first implant of bioresorbable scaffold in Turkey (Drug Delivery Business News)
  • Amgen Receives European Commission Approval For Repatha (Evolocumab) To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke In Adults With Established Cardiovascular Disease (Press)
  • GE increases cell culture media production capacity by tenfold (Press)
  • Philips and Dutch Rijnstate hospital sign 10-year agreement to build a virtual hospital for large-scale connected care (Press)
Asia India
  • MedGenome, Kailash Cancer Hospital discover genetic mutation of rare colorectal disorder in Gujarati family (Pharmabiz)
  • Local medical devices industry wants Modi to encourage indigenous manufacturing (Business Today)
Australia Canada
  • Medical students, health groups call on province to cover abortion pill (CBC News)
  • Half of Canadians have experienced a mental health issue (Sun Life Financial Canada)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • Suicide Became the Second Leading Cause of Death for Young People in 2016. We Don't Know Why (Fortune)
  • Survey: Nine out of ten doctors worry about negative online reviews (MobiHealthNews)
  • Why EHR data interoperability is such a mess in 3 charts (HealthcareITNews)
  • Trump’s Plan for Cheaper Health Insurance Could Have Hidden Costs (NYT)
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