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Recon: Merck Leapfrogs Bristol-Myers to Take the Lead on PD-1/L1 market

Posted 27 July 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: Merck Leapfrogs Bristol-Myers to Take the Lead on PD-1/L1 market

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In Focus: US In Focus: International Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Several of the Biggest Pharma Giants Are Freezing Drug Prices. Here's How It Will Affect You (TIME)
  • CRISPR Chaos: 3 Shorts And A Buy In Gene Editing (Forbes)
  • Right To Try For Some Raises False Hopes For Many (Forbes)
  • Apotex acquisition likely to reduce Aurobindo's dependence on US market (Business Standard)
  • Judge's order keeps opioid pill numbers under wraps (Charleston Gazette)
  • When modest is actually excessive: AstraZeneca spins its price hikes (STAT-$)
  • FDA Chief Wants to Break Down Rare Disease Drug Monopolies (Bloomberg-$)
  • McKesson Sales Growth at Risk as Drugmakers Curb Price Increases (Bloomberg-$)
  • Horizon Pharma Vimovo Suit Won’t Wait for Patent Board (Bloomberg-$)
  • Pharma AI Requires a New Approach to Governance (PharmExec)
  • GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix beats expectations again in Q2 despite supply constraint (Fierce)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • Alzheimer's research yields some promising results (Axios)
  • Here’s why Biogen lost $7 billion overnight despite ‘positive’ Alzheimer’s data (STAT-$)
  • Alzheimer’s Study Lacks `Shock and Awe’ Biogen Investors Sought (Bloomberg-$)
  • Tonix crashes on PhIII PTSD failure, sending stock to the gutter (Endpoints)
  • Sunovion drug cuts binge eating days at higher dose (BioPharma Dive)
  • Tonix Pharmaceuticals Announces Outcome of Interim Analysis for Phase 3 HONOR Study of Tonmya in Military-Related PTSD (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Bayer's Removal Of Contraceptive Device Essure Praised By Activists (Forbes)
  • Warning Claims Axed In Bard Blood Vessel Filter Bellwether (Law360-$)
  • Artificial hip maker demands retraction of a paper calling its research ‘grave fraudulence’ (STAT)
  • Flexible electronics are the key to a human ‘check engine’ light (STAT)
  • MilliporeSigma, InnoCore team up on extended-release platform for large biologics (Fierce)
  • Pharmacokinetic study of Proteus' ingestible sensor paves way for clinical trials of HIV prevention drug (MobiHealthNews)
  • FDA Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps (JAMA)
  • Improving Access To Medical Devices: The Use And Evolution Of Objective Performance Criteria (Health Affairs)
  • NuVasive Unveils Spine's First Integrated Surgical Automation Platform (Press)
  • Adherium Receives Additional U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance, Setting in Motion a Full U.S. Consumer Launch of the Hailie Solution (Press)
  • Mighty Oak Medical Receives FDA 510K Clearance for S2AI (Press)
  • New Study Investigates Impact of General Ward Clinical Monitoring Using Masimo Root, Radius-7, and Patient SafetyNet on Clinical Workflow and Patient Care (Press)
  • BD Drives the Future of Immunology Research with Expanded Offerings for Simultaneous RNA and Protein Expression Analysis (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • Switch to electronic health records tied to fewer hospital deaths (Reuters)
  • FDA’s Exploration of Innovation vs. Access Continues with Public Hearing on the Biosimilar Marketplace (FDA Law Blog)
  • States sue Trump administration over expansion of skimpy group insurance plans (The Hill)
  • Why Medicare is going after hospital outpatient rates (Axios)
  • Proposed site-neutral payment policy sets the stage for battle royale between CMS, hospitals (Modern Healthcare)
  • Doctors Hold the Key to Lower Drug Prices (Bloomberg)
  • NIH Nixes Ethics Review of Human Research Grant Proposals (Bloomberg-$)
  • Dozens of patient and provider groups ask state insurance officials to probe a cost-shifting tool (STAT-$)
  • Ciitizen raises $3M for personal health records, soon to open private beta (MobiHealthNews)
  • Mammography Facility Adverse Event and Action Report – July 26, 2018: Palm Beach Broward Medical Imaging Center (FDA)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Protecting innovation in pharma is in Ireland’s interests (Irish Times)
  • Congenica aims to turn data into information (EP Vantage)
  • Nanobiotix signs €40m deal with the EIB (PMLiVE)
  • Bristol-Myers Drops After Cancer Drug Combo Rejected in Europe (Bloomberg-$)
  • NHS test drones for blood and medical test delivery between London hospitals (Healthcare IT News)
  • PharmaMar Reaches an Agreement With Impilo Pharma, a Part of Immedica Group, for the Promotion and Distribution of Yondelis in the Nordic Countries and Eastern Europe (Press)
  • Philips and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust team up to deploy innovative digital pathology network (Press)
  • In for the China biotech gold rush, BeiGene eyes monster $800M-plus Hong Kong IPO (Endpoints)
  • Pfizer gets additional indication for kidney cancer drug Sutent (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • China FDA Adds to List of Medical Devices, IVDs Exempt from Clinical Trials (Emergo Group)
  • Final Guidance on Saudi Arabia’s Medical Device National Registry (MDNR) Route Published (Emergo Group)
  • China's New Medical Device Regulations Bring Big Changes (Lexology-$)
  • Solasia wins Chinese approval for transdermal anti-emetic patch (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • AstraZeneca CEO champions China’s Internet of Things tech (pharmaphorum)
  • KAPL to be sole manufacturer & supplier of Oxytocin injection for domestic use from Sept 1 (Pharmabiz)
  • Companies drag J&K and central government to court over rolling back tax sops (Economic Times)
  • TPG Capital to buy into Sai Life Sciences (Economic Times)
  • Australian regulatory guidelines for biologicals (ARGB) (TGA)
  • General dossier requirements (TGA)
  • Syphilis: How deadly disease has spread in Australia (BBC News)
  • Aussie biotech firm wins 'fast track' US review for rare cancer drug (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • GPs and social service providers demand My Health Record protections (The Guardian)
  • Access to My Health records too easy, police say (The Australian)
  • Codeine tops list of pharmaceutical drugs reported missing in Manitoba (CBC News)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
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  • Effect of a Lay Health Worker Intervention on Goals-of-Care Documentation and on Health Care Use, Costs, and Satisfaction Among Patients With Cancer (JAMA)
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