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Recon: Gilead CEO Stepping Down; Biogen and Eisai Alzheimer’s Trial Results Raise Questions

Posted 26 July 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Gilead CEO Stepping Down; Biogen and Eisai Alzheimer’s Trial Results Raise Questions

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In Focus: US In Focus: International
  • Roche Lifts Forecast as New Drugs Take Over to Drive Growth (Bloomberg) (Reuters) (Endpoints)
  • Chinese biotech firm Ascletis raises $400 million in HK IPO: sources (Reuters) (Endpoints)
  • AstraZeneca’s New Medicines Buoy Second-Quarter Results (Bloomberg) (PMLiVE) (Reuters)
  • Bristol-Myers to get negative CHMP opinion on renal cancer drugs (Reuters)
  • NICE backing for Keytruda in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (PharmaTimes)
  • Viral content: vaccine scandal test Beijing's grip on information control (Reuters)
  • Which multinational drugmaker grew most rapidly in H1? (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • The ICH S9 Q&A presentation available now on the ICH website (ICH)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Regeneron’s Billionaire Founder Battles The Drug Pricing System (Forbes)
  • Did AbbVie unfairly thwart competition by creating a ‘patent thicket’ around its Humira drug? (STAT-$)
  • GSK: we won’t be splitting up any time soon (PMLiVE)
  • Pharma's middlemen see shares suffer as challenges grow (Reuters)
  • Amgen's new migraine drug hits insurance hurdles (Reuters)
  • AstraZeneca joins U.S. drug price freeze for rest of 2018 (Reuters)
  • Celgene bows to White House pressure after raising prices for cancer drug (Washington Examiner)
  • Astra and Roche Get New Growth Engines as Older Drugs Fade (Bloomberg)
  • Why Roche acquired Foundation Medicine and Flatiron Health (Business Insider-$)
  • Fueling an epidemic: Exposing the financial ties between opioid manufacturers and third party advocacy groups (Report)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Reports Second Quarter Financial Results (Press)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Stronger-than-expected sales of Botox lift Allergan (The Pharma Letter-$) (Fierce) (Reuters)
  • Next-generation ALS drug silences inherited form of the disease in animal models (NIH)
  • Now a three-time loser, selumetinib continues to cause headaches as AstraZeneca dumps a failed PhIII (Endpoints)
  • Single Course of Antibiotics Early in Life May Increase Type 1 Diabetes Risk (GEN)
  • Determination that Metaxalone Tablets, 640 Milligrams, Were Not Withdrawn From Sale for Reasons of Safety or Effectiveness (FDA)
  • Inventor of Viagra raises funding to treat 7,000 rare diseases (The Telegraph) (Forbes)
  • ICU Medical, Inc., et al.; Withdrawal of Approval of 31 Abbreviated New Drug Applications (FDA)
  • Bio-Thera Solutions Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial for BAT-1806, a Proposed Biosimilar of Actemra (Tocilizumab) (Press)
  • Sandoz Amends ANDA to Not Seek Approval for Generic Version of OMIDRIA Until Patents for Omeros’ Drug Expire (Press)
  • Consumer Information on: Minimed 670G System - P160017/S031 (FDA)
  • UPDATE: Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator - Potential Lack of Treatment (Shock) Delivery Due to Device Failure: FDA Safety Communication (FDA)
  • Examples of Pre-Market Submissions that Include MMAs Cleared or Approved by FDA (FDA)
  • FDA approves magnetic device system for guiding sentinel lymph node biopsies in certain patients with breast cancer (FDA)
Medical Devices
  • Durable medical equipment firm owner admits to $9.8 mln Medicaid fraud (Reuters)
  • Boston Scientific Chips Away At Nevro Patents, Beats IP Suit (Law360-$)
  • Boston Scientific delays Spectra WaveWriter trial (MassDevice)
  • AdvaMed Says Device-Tax Repeal Shy Just 2 Votes In Senate, Expects Passage (Inside Health Policy-$)
  • Genentech touts positive data for tiny, refillable eye implant (DDBN)
  • Mauna Kea Technologies Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2018 Sales (Press)
  • Asuragen Expands AmplideX Technology and Product Line with Launch of PCR/CE SMN1 Kit (Press)
  • MED-EL USA Obtains FDA De Novo Clearance for BONEBRIDGE Bone Conduction Implant System (Press)
  • LifeSignals Announces FDA Clearance of Health Care Vital Sign Wireless Monitoring Patch and ECG Application (Press)
  • Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance and CLIA Waiver for Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV Test (Press)
  • PerkinElmer’s EUROIMMUN Receives FDA Clearance for ANCA IFA and EUROPLUS Granulocyte Mosaic Assays Using EUROPattern Microscope (Press)
  • Treace Medical Announces Presentation of Positive Clinical Data Supporting Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction for the Surgical Management of Bunion Deformities (Press)
  • Abbott Begins U.S. Pivotal Trial for the Tendyne Mitral Valve Replacement System to Treat Patients with Heart Valve Disease (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • In Philadelphia, Only 16% Of New Pharma Plaintiffs Are From Pennsylvania (Forbes)
  • Top health care CEOs made $1.7 billion last year (Axios)
  • Google Wants To Build Headphones That Track Your Health — And It Might Even Pay You For The Privilege (CB Insights)
  • Powerful people in health care are finding a new landing pad: Google (STAT)
  • CMS proposes slashing clinic visit payments as part of site-neutral policy (Modern Healthcare)
  • Microsoft health unit is a 'multi-billion dollar business,' medical chief says (CNBC)
  • Tickborne diseases are likely to increase, say NIH officials (NIH)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Clinigen buys global rights to Horizon’s Imukin (PharmaTimes)
  • Ipsen delivers first-half 2018 sales growth of 21.5% (The Pharma Letter-$) (Press)
  • Breast implants, all types, makes and models – Continue to report suspected cases of Breast Implant Associated - Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (MDA/2018/027) (MHRA)
  • REVA Enters Peripheral Artery Disease Space With First-Ever CE Mark of a Bioresorbale Scaffold for Below the Knee Therapy (Press)
  • Regulator fails to screen out 141 prescriptions of banned hypertension drug (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • 3M Korea launches all-in-one catheter securing system (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) is the First Anti-PD-1 Therapy Approved in China for Advanced Melanoma (Press)
  • US wants to reduce trade deficit with India soon, says official (Financial Express) (The New Indian Express)
  • Panel recommends ban on 343 fixed dose combination medicines (Economic Times)
  • Sanofi India net surges by 35.1% in Q2 to Rs. 100 cr, interim dividend of 180% (Pharmabiz)
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Announces the Launch of Hervycta (trastuzumab biosimilar) in India (Press)
  • Medical Devices Safety Update Volume 6, Number 4, July 2018 (TGA)
  • Health Canada ordered to release clinical trial information to researcher without confidentiality restrictions (Lexology-$)
  • Canada’s Inversago raises $7M to target cannabinoid receptors (Fierce)
  • Government of Canada Invests $30 Million to Support Health Care Services in Yukon (Health Canada)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • Young people have the most medical debt (Axios)
  • How bad data is worse than no data at all (Health Data Management)
  • Why Men Report Having Many More Sexual Partners Than Women: Study (Forbes)
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