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Recon: GBT Sees Positive Trial Data; FDA Panel Rejects Abuse-Deterrent Opioid

Posted 27 June 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: GBT Sees Positive Trial Data; FDA Panel Rejects Abuse-Deterrent Opioid

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In Focus: US
  • Aquinox to stop development of bladder pain drug; shares slump (Reuters) (Endpoints)
  • AstraZeneca/Merck hope for expanded ovarian cancer drug use (pharmaphorum) (Reuters)
  • Positive pivotal data in hand, GBT is hustling to the FDA in search of a quick OK for sickle cell drug — but that’s no easy task (Endpoints) (Reuters) (STAT-$)
  • Neon Therapeutics to Launch IPO at $15 Per Share (BioSpace) (Endpoints)
  • FDA panel rejects Pain Therapeutics’ abuse-deterrent opioid Remoxy (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • Penn invests $50 million in biotech in a bold bid to build Philly's innovation cluster (The Inquirer)
  • BioTechne snaps up Exosome Diagnostics in $250M deal (Minneapolis Star Tribune) (Fierce)
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  • Trump administration plays regulatory hardball in drug-price talks (Washington Examiner)
  • The pharma industry tilt of the FDA (Axios)
  • Why The Woman Behind Controversial Drug Addyi Won't Stop Fighting For Women (Forbes)
  • The problem with high drug prices isn't 'foreign freeloading,' it's the patent system (CNBC)
  • A flu drug — shown to reduce the duration of symptoms — could upend treatment in U.S. (STAT)
  • Price of Pfizer's smoking-cessation drug Chantix doubles in just 5 years: report (Fierce)
  • Theranos Founder’s Stay Bid Nixed As Judge Scolds Counsel (Law360-$)
  • Pharma, DEA Push To Keep Opioid MDL Data Under Wraps (Law260-$)
  • Rubius Therapeutics Looks to Raise $200 Million in IPO for Red-Cell Therapies (BioSpace)
  • The Real Test For Gene Therapy Is Yet To Come (BioSpace)
  • DIA18: Value-based contracts pose more questions than answers (BioPharma Dive)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Sunovion’s Parkinson’s disease drug is a step closer to approval (pharmaphorum)
  • With AstraZeneca on its heels, J&J, AbbVie's Imbruvica speeds toward new nod in Waldenström's (Fierce)
  • Amgen Announces Top-Line Results From Phase 3 Study Of ABP 710, Biosimilar Candidate To Infliximab (Press)
  • Cara Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-Line Data from Adaptive Phase 2/3 Trial of I.V. CR845 in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery (Press)
  • Lynparza significantly delays disease progression in Phase III 1st-line SOLO-1 trial for ovarian cancer (Press)
  • Oyster Point Pharma Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug Application for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease (Press)
  • Pivot Pharma To File Investigational New Drug (IND) Application With U.S. FDA For PVT-005 (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Nova Oculus owner Peter Pocklington hires Cosby defense lawyer to fend off SEC fraud charges (Fierce)
  • HeartFlow wins UnitedHealthcare coverage for FFRct analysis (MassDevice)
  • PAVmed Provides Business Update (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Senate pushes for stronger drug-pricing policy than Trump proposal(Modern Healthcare)
  • HHS: "Several hundred" children have been reunited with parents (Axios)
  • It’s time to reform the process for determining what Medicare covers (STAT)
  • Most Americans support the Trump idea to force pharma to advertise drug prices (STAT-$)
  • New York State may force drug makers to pay for drug take-back programs (STAT-$)
  • Express Scripts Tells Court It Owns Pharmacies' Patient Data (Law260-$)
  • Tech companies deflect blame for opioid crisis ahead of FDA summit (Wired)
  • Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition (AP News)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • EMA demands more data from Amicus, denting stock (Fierce)
  • EU Probes BASF's €1.6B Deal For Solvay's Nylon Biz (Law360-$)
  • NHS ‘worse than average’ in treating common causes of death (pharmaphorum)
  • Updated: The Yellow Card Scheme: guidance for healthcare professionals (MHRA)
  • Amicus Therapeutics Announces European Regulatory and Clinical Updates for AT-GAA in Pompe Disease (Press)
Asia India
  • India's Fortis Healthcare quarterly loss widens on impairment charges (Reuters)
  • India can reduce maternal deaths (Hindustan Times)
  • Indian government plans to foster SMEs and bulk drug industry (The Pharma Letter)
  • Maha FDA to start risk based inspections of Sch M units towards meeting global compliance levels (Pharmabiz)
  • Clinuvel completes NDA submission for rare genetic blood disorder drug (The Pharma Letter)
  • Electronic submission of individual case safety reports (TGA)
  • Health cap to leave insurers on the brink (The Australian)
  • Ottawa urges drug makers to end opioid marketing (The Globe and Mail)
  • Health Canada to propose post-market amendments to Medical Devices Regulations (Lexology-$)
  • ICH S9 Guideline: Nonclinical Evaluation for Anticancer Pharmaceuticals, Questions and Answers (Health Canada)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • Using the principles of evolution to treat and prevent cancer (STAT)
  • Individuality In Healthcare Part 3 -- More Insights, Better Experience Across The Continuum of Care (Forbes)
  • University Hospitals is hitting mark with proton therapy (Modern Healthcare)
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