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Recon: Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca Scrap Two Alzheimer's Drug Trials

Posted 12 June 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca Scrap Two Alzheimer's Drug Trials

In Focus: US
  • NIH Targets $500 Million At Opioid Crisis (Forbes) (JAMA) (STAT-$)
  • Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca Drop Two Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Drug Trials (WSJ) (Bloomberg) (Financial Times)
  • Leading Salk scientist resigns after allegations of harassment (Science Magazine) (Endpoints)
  • Novartis hands Regenxbio $100M in fast cash for vector tech (Endpoints) (The Pharma Letter)
  • Merck rebuts petition urging SCOTUS to ignore Fosamax appeal (Fierce) (Law360-$)
  • Sage Therapeutics gets ‘go faster’ permission from FDA on oral depression drug (STAT-$) (CNBC)
  • Endo executes master settlement agreement to resolve testosterone lawsuits (Philadelphia Business Journal-$)
  • Trump officials meet with drug companies to push for voluntary price cuts (The Hill)
  • HHS implements changes to NIH-sponsored clinical trials after Public Citizen raises ethical concerns (Public Citizen)
In Focus: International
  • Israeli company Galmed gets positive trial results for liver drug (Reuters) (Endpoints)
  • U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Sun Pharma’s Halol Plant (Bloomberg) (Economic Times)
  • Head of GSK’s vaccines division to leave by year-end (Financial Times) (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • US margins under stress, Indian drug makers get booster dose in Europe (Business Standard)
  • Paraguay is first country in Americas to eliminate malaria in 45 years (The Guardian) (WHO)
  • River study finds 29 types of drug in the Foss and Ouse (BBC News)
  • European pharma pips North America in remote physician engagement, according to Indegene-TEVA survey (PMLiVE)
  • Opinion: Why pharmaceuticals could be the prescription for trade warfare that truly hurts America (Macleans)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • CRISPR stocks tank after research shows edited cells might cause cancer (CNBC)
  • Pharma R&D Investments Moderating -- But Still High (Forbes)
  • Can Aparito's Wearable Tech Solve Big Pharma's Billion-Dollar Crisis? (Forbes)
  • Ever Heard of Iqvia? Its CEO Made $38 Million (WSJ)
  • The song remains the same in Alzheimer’s (EP Vantage)
  • Roche CEO Severin Schwan isn’t about to tamper with a winning R&D strategy now, but he’s still looking for ways to cut costs (Endpoints)
  • Garabedian has few regrets and is ready to be seen (BioPharma Dive)
  • GlaxoSmithKline to pass $10B in 2024 vaccine sales, with Merck, Sanofi and Pfizer rounding out the top 4: report (Fierce)
  • Drugmaker revives female libido pill Addyi, at half the price (The Gazette)
  • Drug Cos. Unleash Opioid MDL Counterattacks (Law360-$)
  • Aggrenox MDL Nears End As Drug Cos. Reach Final Deal (Law360-$)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates start not-for-profit biotech (pharmaphorum)
  • Aimmune Therapeutics Appoints Dr. Jayson Dallas as CEO (Press)
  • AbCellera Announces Collaboration with Denali Therapeutics to Discover New Antibodies to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases (Press)
  • Amarin and Mochida Announce Collaboration on Future Development of EPA-based Drug Products and Indications (Press)
  • Medidata Defines the Future of Life Sciences with Acquisition of SHYFT Analytics (Press)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Idera's dermatomyositis drug flops in phase 2 (Fierce)
  • Nordic Nanovector Announces Betalutin has been Granted Fast Track Designation in the US for Follicular Lymphoma (Press)
  • GenSight Biologics Reports Positive Additional Data from REVERSE Phase III Clinical Trial of GS010 for Treatment of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) (Press)
  • Synlogic Presents Preclinical Data from Synthetic Biotic Medicine, SYNB1618, for the Treatment of Phenylketonuria (Press)
  • Sage Announces Pivotal Phase 3 Trial Status for SAGE-217 in Major Depressive Disorder and Postpartum Depression based on FDA Breakthrough Therapy Meeting (Press)
  • Phase 3 data in the online Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology show Aclaris' ESKATA is safe and effective in treating persons with raised seborrheic keratoses (Press)
  • Pluristem Reports Positive Top-Line Results from Its Multinational Phase II Intermittent Claudication Study (Press)
  • Aevi Genomic Medicine Provides Update on Sample Size Re-estimation for Phase 2 ASCEND Trial in ADHD (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Setpoint needs to up its game in Crohn’s (EP Vantage)
  • Humana faces anti-kickback, False Claims Act suit over diabetes testing equipment (Louisville Business First-$)
  • Merck & Co plans software application to help tackle C. diff infections (pharmaphorum)
  • Medical imaging community applauds E&C committee for its attention to device cyber security and hygiene for legacy devices (MITA)
  • Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk With Electrocardiography: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement (JAMA)
  • FDA Finalizes 510(k) Exemptions for Certain Class II Devices (FDA Law Blog)
  • Biological tissue sensor startup Sensome rakes in $5.4M in funding (MobiHealthNews)
  • A third patent filing shows blood pressure monitoring on Apple's radar (MobiHealthNews)
  • In Digital Device Boom, Tear Film Sees Window for Dry Eye Treatment (Xconomy)
  • Medtech companies need to expand their philosophy: Here’s why (Med Design and Outsourcing)
  • Stealthy Vergent Bioscience raises $9m for tumor-fluorescing tech (MassDevice)
  • FDA issues select recall of Draeger Jaundice Meters (MassDevice)
  • Medical Software Co. Looks To Toss Data Breach MDL (Law360-$)
  • Fed. Circ. Denies Atty Fees In Kidney Device Patent Case (Law360-$)
  • Update: Availability of Deep-Cleaning Service of Certain LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH) Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems in the U.S.: FDA Safety Communication (FDA)
  • 2018 Meeting Materials of the Anesthesiology and Respiratory Therapy Devices Panel (FDA)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Clears Wearable Device to Treat Opioid Addiction (Press)
  • MicroVention Announces FDA Clearance For Thrombectomy Device (Press)
  • Fujirebio Diagnostics Announces FDA Clearance of Lumipulse G B•R•A•H•M•S PCT Assay (Press)
  • Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Now Available on Mobile, Smart Devices for Medicare Patients with Diabetes (Press)
  • Nexy Robotic Retinal Imaging System Cleared by the FDA for the US Market (Press)
  • RTI Surgical Announces Commercial Launch of Fortilink-TS and -L IBF Systems with TETRAfuse 3D Technology (Press)
  • Innovit Helps Medical Devices Manufacturers Meet Regulatory Compliance, Reduce Counterfeiting with UDI Multi-Connector Product (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Doctors Rip Trump DOJ's Move To Gut Obamacare's Patient Protections (Forbes)
  • Unbeaten At Trial, Bayer and Janssen Say Cycle Of Xarelto Lawsuits 'Needs To Be Stopped' (Forbes)
  • Lawmakers Seek To Hold USPS 'Accountable' In Opioid Bill (Law360-$)
  • Alcohol study failed to seek FDA approval, possibly violating federal rules (STAT)
  • Sexual harassment is rampant in science — and current policies aren’t cutting it, landmark report finds (STAT)
  • The FDA Is Warning Against Sun Protection Pills. Here’s Why. (HuffPost)
  • Fitbit wants to help kids move more—and that's just one way it's changing its business (CNBC)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Targovax refocussing clinical pipeline post-ASCO (European Biotechnology)
  • SMC approves funding for six new therapies on the NHS (PharmaTimes)
  • Cancer Research UK to test Asterias’ lung cancer vaccine (PMLiVE)
  • German manufacturer acquires Precision Medical Products (CPBJ)
  • Court refuses Merck injunction against Clonmel Healthcare pending full hearing (Irish Times)
  • New merger and takeover rules come into force (MHRA)
  • HPRA public consultation on medical devices fees for 2018: Response document (HPRA)
  • ExThera Medical Announces Completion of CE Mark Registration Trial Evaluating the Safety of Seraph 100 Blood Filter (Press)
  • Dexcom G6 CGM System Receives CE Mark (Press)
  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Provides Update on Tepotinib Phase II Results in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Press)
Asia India
  • "NPPA has fixed/revised ceiling prices/retail prices of 22 formulations under Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 in related Notification /order dated 12.06.2018." (NPPA)
  • Govt amends D&C Rules to ease regulation to import unapproved life-saving drugs in small quantities for personal use (Pharmabiz)
  • National Health Protection Scheme: 8 states on board, Centre to sign pacts with 12 more on June 14 (Times of India)
  • As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell (NYT)
  • NSW Health Department finds not all e-juices are as nicotine free as they claim (ABC News)
  • Edmonton kratom retailer frustrated by 'aggressive' Health Canada raids (CBC News)
  • Thermi's Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Technology Approved In Canada To Treat Dermal Laxity (Press)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • Hypertension costly to patients, society (Reuters)
  • Private equity's thirst for health care providers (Axios)
  • Nurse Practitioner Demand Surges As Insurers Push Retail Care (Forbes)
  • Lobotomies were once used to treat this gut disease, part of a shameful medical history (STAT)
  • Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success? (NYT)
  • Amazon's A.I. camera could help people with memory loss recognize old friends and family (CNBC)
  • Hospitals investing big in clinical communications as secure texting gains traction (Healthcare IT News)

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