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Recon: Regeneron and Express Scripts Reach Deal on Cholesterol Drug

Posted 01 May 2018 | By Zachary Brennan 

Recon: Regeneron and Express Scripts Reach Deal on Cholesterol Drug

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In Focus: US
  • Regeneron And Express Scripts Reach A Deal On Embattled Cholesterol Drug (Forbes) (CNBC) (Endpoints) (Press)
  • Bristol-Myers dumps late-stage IDO studies in wake of Incyte’s pivotal implosion in yet another setback (Endpoints) (Fierce) (In the Pipeline)
  • It’s ‘going to be tough’: UC Berkeley struggles to find sympathetic court in CRISPR patent appeal (Stat)
  • Value-Based Pricing for Drugs: Theme and Variations (JAMA)
  • Merck lifts earnings forecast after currency boost (FT-$) (Reuters) (Press)
  • Pfizer tops profit estimates, driven by Prevnar sales (Reuters) (FT-$) (Press)
  • Management tracks: Orbimed and Pfizer (BioCentury)
  • Scientists downsize bold plan to make human genome from scratch (Nature News)
  • Novartis receives FDA approval of Tafinlar + Mekinist for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600-mutant melanoma (Press) (PharmaTimes)
In Focus: International
  • Exclusive: India rejects U.S. request on price caps on medical devices – sources (Reuters)
  • Clinical trial to find new treatment for kala-azar begins in eastern Africa (Uganda’s New Vision)
  • Opdivo first anti-PD-1 therapy oked by TGA for adjuvant treatment of melanoma (PharmaLetter-$)
  • AZ’s Tagrisso looks set for first-line lung cancer label in EU (Pharmaphorum)
  • Final Guidelines on Consent Requirements Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation: Implications for Scientific Research (Bloomberg)
  • Porton Biopharma opens new leukaemia drug production facility (Pharmafile)
  • A vaccination day in Cox’s Bazar (WHO)
  • ICH Advances Q&A on the Nonclinical Evaluation of Cancer Drugs (Focus)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Gilead To Pay Verily $90 Million To Probe Immune Cells (Forbes)
  • Under pressure, Peter Hecht splits Ironwood into two biotechs, spinning out an R&D operation (Endpoints) (Press)
  • CRISPR: The gene-editing tool revolutionizing research (60 Minutes)
  • Tertiary Patents: An Emerging Phenomenon (Harvard Bill of Health)
  • Judge Sets Preliminary Injunction Briefing Schedule in Genentech v. Sandoz (Big Molecule Watch)
  • Wisconsin Governor Walker Signs Bill Facilitating Patient Access to Interchangeable Biologic Medicines (Press)
  • George Church, CRISPR Pioneer, Embraces Alternative Tech In Project To Recode A Human Genome (Forbes)
  • Can Blockchain Fix the Opioid Epidemic? Intel Wants to Find Out (Bloomberg)
  • Right From The Beginning: Returning To The Origins Of The Orphan Drug Movement (Life Sci VC)
  • Harvard’s Wyss Institute partners with Cellectis to recode the human genome (Press)
  • PTAB May Terminate Some IPR Institution Decisions In Wake Of Supreme Court Ruling (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Corners of the immunotherapy space are getting crowded. Is that a problem? (Stat-$)
  • Pfizer, Insurer Duel Over Venue For $30M Coverage Fight (Law360-$)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Navigating Ethics Review of Human Infection Trials With Zika (Hastings Center)
  • Omega Funds leads $35M Series A to fuel Attenua’s cough program, set for proof-of-concept this year (Endpoints)
  • Sanofi’s latecomer PD-1 gets date for FDA verdict (PMLive)
  • Eyeing Eylea’s $5B sales, Novartis touts solid 12-week dosing data for its rival RTH258 (Endpoints)
  • Biogen and Neurimmune Announce Option Exercise for Alzheimer’s Disease Investigational Treatment Aducanumab (Press)
  • Tonix Pharmaceuticals Receives IND Clearance by U.S. FDA for TNX-102 SL in Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease (Press)
  • Acceleron Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for ACE-083 in Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) (Press)
  • AbbVie Commences Self-Tender Offer for Up to $7.5 Billion of its Common Stock (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Enters into a Next-Generation Sequencing Companion Diagnostic Partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific (Press)
  • Orthofix closes $105m Spinal Kinetics buyout, cuts earnings outlook (Mass Device)
  • Behind the Scenes, America’s Medical Technology Companies Are Fighting the Cybersecurity Battle (AdvaMed)
US: Assorted & Government
  • NIH announces national enrollment date for All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine (NIH)
  • Removal of FDA Pregnancy Drug Categories: More Harm than Good? (MedPage Today)
  • FDA comparison of characteristics of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers could guide development of safe and effective artificial blood products (FDA)
  • CDER Ombudsman Report 2017 (FDA)
  • FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA warns of serious immune system reaction with seizure and mental health medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) (FDA)
  • Treating the Patient, Not the Symptoms – FDA and Digital Health (EyeonFDA)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • BioCryst Receives European Medicines Agency Approval for ALPIVAB for the Treatment of Influenza (Press)
  • MRC awards Bristol researcher £1.2M to investigate immune defence against microbes (PharmaTimes)
  • Report: Drug overdose leading cause of death among men under 40 in Finland (Uutiset)
  • Takeda announces new UK MD, ahead of Shire transformation (Pharmafile)
  • Public relations office at CDSCO (CDSCO)
  • Telangana: All’s not well with pharma firms and medicines they make (Indian Express)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • The Race to Learn What's Really Happening in the Opioid Crisis (City Lab)
  • New stem cell clinic insights from trio of critical media pieces (The Niche)
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