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Recon: Ziopharm CAR-T Trial Put on Clinical Hold; DMD Trial Hold Lifted

Posted 18 June 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Ziopharm CAR-T Trial Put on Clinical Hold; DMD Trial Hold Lifted

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In Focus: US In Focus: International Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Go deeper: The new drugs and therapies keeping us alive longer (Axios)
  • Female Sex Drive Booster Addyi Is Back, But Will Second Time Around Be Different? (Forbes)
  • Biotech firm Kymab in battle over ‘human mice’ secrets (The Times)
  • Cannes Lions Health: Merck, Novartis, Pfizer and 15 more pharmas nab shortlist honors (Fierce)
  • Johns Hopkins spinout WindMIL grabs $32.5M to fuel its work on a next-gen approach to cell therapy (Endpoints)
  • Donations of $4,500 overdose antidote were PR gold for drug maker — but some kits were close to expiring (STAT)
  • Empty desks, squabbles, inexperienced staff: Exactly who is coordinating White House drug policy? (STAT)
  • New Gardasil ad campaign gets it (mostly) right. It shouldn’t have taken a decade (STAT)
  • Eisai accelerates dementia drug discovery research (pharmaphorum)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • New trial results suggest CAR-T effects are durable in lymphoma (PMLiVE)
  • FDA declines to approve Valeant's plaque psoriasis lotion (Reuters)
  • FDA Letter May Not Hamper Valeant for Long (Barron’s)
  • Catalyst Bio shares sideswiped as neutralizing antibodies force investigators to freeze hemophilia cohort work (Endpoints)
  • Daiichi says it’s ready to change the standard of care for acute myeloid leukemia — but it’s a work in progress (Endpoints)
  • AbbVie unveils high undetectable disease rates for venetoclax/rituximab combo (PharmaTimes)
  • Medivir delays pivotal HDAC trial as FDA discussions stall (Fierce)
  • Using CRISPR to predict heart disease risk (Fierce)
  • ObsEva Therapeutic Shows Reduction of Pain in Mid-Stage Endometriosis Trial (BioSpace)
  • FDA issues CRL on Duobrii (The Pharma Letter)
  • Richard Lehman’s journal review—18 June 2018 (The BMJ)
  • EHA – Daiichi data set quizartinib up for regulatory review (EP Vantage)
  • Empliciti (elotuzumab) Plus Pomalidomide and Low-Dose Dexamethasone Reduces the Risk of Disease Progression by 46% Versus Pomalidomide/Dexamethasone Alone in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma (Press)
  • TG Therapeutics, Inc. Presents Phase 2 Data Evaluating Umbralisib in CLL Patients Intolerant to Prior BTK or PI3K Delta Inhibitor Therapy at the 23rd Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) (Press)
  • Protagonist Announces Phase 1 and Pre-clinical Data on Hepcidin Mimetic PTG-300 Presented at European Hematology Association Annual Meeting (Press)
  • BioLineRx Presents New Overall Survival Data From Phase 2a Study for BL-8040 in r/r AML Patients (Press)
  • ObsEva SA Achieves Primary and Secondary Endpoints for EDELWEISS Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Linzagolix (OBE2109) in Women with Endometriosis (Press)
  • Stemline Therapeutics Announces Positive Clinical Data from ELZONRISTM (tagraxofusp; SL-401) Trials in BPDCN, CMML and MF Delivered at the EHA Congress (Press)
  • Agios Announces Initiation of Global Phase 3 Trial (ACTIVATE) of AG-348 in Adults with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Who Are Not Regularly Transfused (Press)
  • Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Announces New Topline Clinical Data from Ongoing Phase 2 Basket Studies Evaluating Setmelanotide in Rare Genetic Disorders of Obesity (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Boston Scientific wins third Mass. pelvic mesh trial (MassDevice)
  • Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks? (CNBC)
  • Israel's DreaMed gets FDA ok for diabetes management software (Reuters) (DDBN)
  • US FDA approves BlueWind's pivotal trial design of Renova iStim implantable tibial nerve neuromodulator for OAB (Pharmabiz)
  • FDA Approves the Next Generation of Customized LASIK Treatment with iDESIGN Refractive Studio (Press)
  • PerkinElmer’s EUROIMMUN Receives 510(k) Clearance for Crithidia luciliae and Crithidia luciliae Sensitive Diagnostic Tests (Press)
  • Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. Provides Update on its Anticipated Submission for FDA Clearance of the PoNS Device (Press)
  • CE Mark and Health Canada Regulatory Approvals for Datum Dental's OSSIX Bone (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • CMS seeking comment for crucial data sharing rule (Politico)
  • Congress tackles mounting opioid epidemic (The Hill)
  • Republicans give up on Medicare overhaul (Politico)
  • Apple to improve 911 location sharing in iOS 12 (Axios)
  • Exclusive: BetterDoctor being acquired (Axios)
  • US needs to invest 'tens of billions or hundreds of billions' to fight opioid epidemic  (CNBC)
  • More Doctor Pay Tied To Patient Satisfaction And Outcomes (Forbes)
  • State appeals court reinstates California’s right-to-die law (AP News)
  • Growing recognition of gray areas in gender identity leads to changes in EHRs (Modern Healthcare)
  • DEA Issues Decisions in Pharmacy Cases (FDA Law Blog)
  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approvals (FDA)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Gene therapy with 'off switch' restores hand movement in rats with spinal cord injury (Fierce)
  • EMA’s PRAC held public hearing on quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics (The Pharma Letter)
  • AMG Int’l wins CE Mark for Archimedes bioresorbable biliatric stent (MassDevice)
  • HPV vaccine reduces cancer-causing infection by 86 per cent (Public Health England)
  • Faster medicine: £56 million innovation centre for Scotland (UK Government)
  • Government to end unnecessary PIP reviews for people with most severe health conditions (UK Government)
  • Public consultation: HPRA invites comments on draft framework for multi-stakeholder approach to handling medicines shortages (HPRA)
  • Updated Guidance: Make a payment to MHRA (MHRA)
  • Updated Guidance: Notify MHRA about a clinical investigation for a medical device (MHRA)
  • Vertex Announces Long-Term Access Agreement in Sweden for Cystic Fibrosis Medicine ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) (Press)
  • China's Vaccine Tourists Drain Hong Kong's Supply of Cancer Drug (Bloomberg)
  • High-profile Chinese investor Vincent Cheung plays a lead role in raising $100M round for a Boston start-up (Endpoints)
  • Companies enter pharma biz through equity investment, acquisition (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • BMS Korea presents trial results for Baraclude (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • SNUH develops liver cancer marker analysis technology (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • CDSCO to accept only online applications for new drugs, SNDs and FDCs from June 22 (Pharmabiz)
  • KIHT ties up with JBI to boost research in medical devices & diagnostics (Pharmabiz)
  • Updates to the Permissible Ingredients Determination for listed medicines (TGA)
  • Hologic’s New Panther Fusion System, Flu and Respiratory Assays Now Approved by Health Canada (Press)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • Special report: The next health care wars (Axios)
  • Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office (NYT)
  • Aging in place vs. assisted living … It’s complicated (CNBC)
  • 5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies (CNBC)
  • Creating New Worlds for People with Dementia (Forbes)
  • Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control? (The Guardian)
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