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Recon: Roche Among Companies Hit by Winnti Cyber Attack; FDA Cancels Advisory Panel for Intra-Cellular’s Schizophrenia Drug

Posted 24 July 2019 | By Michael Mezher 

Recon: Roche Among Companies Hit by Winnti Cyber Attack; FDA Cancels Advisory Panel for Intra-Cellular’s Schizophrenia Drug

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In Focus: US
  • FDA cancels panel review of Intra-Cellular’s schizophrenia drug, causing shares to tumble (STAT) (Endpoints) (BioPharmaDive)
  • 6 burning questions about the Senate Finance Committee’s ambitious new drug pricing plan (STAT)
  • Sun Pharma sales reps claims he was fired for complaining about off-label marketing (STAT)
  • Patients, backed by ‘dark money’ group, get ready to debate Duchenne drug prices. It will not be boring (STAT)
  • Sage Therapeutics to pursue high-risk, high-reward plan for experimental depression pill (STAT)
  • California cites AmerisourceBergen for failing to flag huge sales of opioids to pharmacies (STAT)
  • Celgene drops $2.6B Jounce pact, bags rights to macrophage drug (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • Capitalism gone wrong: how big pharma created America's opioid carnage (The Guardian)
  • Drugmakers shell out record amount lobbying Congress (Financial Times)
  • Big Pharma Pounces On Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bill (Law360-$)
  • Senate drug bill sets up Trump’s newest health care test (Politico)
  • Senate will not vote on bipartisan health costs bill before leaving for August (The Hill)
Sponsored Content: Hear from the first Notified Body designated to the new EU-MDR In Focus: International
  • GSK: betting the pharm (Financial Times)
  • BASF, Siemens, Henkel, Roche target of cyber attacks (Reuters) (Fierce)
  • EU Valletta Alliance Ups The Ante On Drug Pricing Transparency (Pink Sheet-$)
  • As Takeda absorbs Shire’s R&D ops, the focus is on replacing a centralized command model with a ‘light touch’ in a restructured global organization (Endpoints)
  • Brexit policy remains at odds with industry as Johnson becomes PM (BioCentury) (Fierce)
  • NICE review could lead to increased use of real-world evidence (BioCentury)
  • How NICE is retooling the way antibiotics are valued (BioCentury)
  • World Bank readies $300 million to cover half of new Ebola response (Reuters)
  • ABPI Chief Executive Mike Thompson to retire by the end of 2019 (Pharmafile)
  • ICH Public Meeting To Get Input From Non-Members On E8 Revision (Pink Sheet-$)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • FDA Approves Two More Biosimilars (Focus)
  • Sharpless Outlines FDA’s Key Priorities for Advancing Public Health (Focus)
  • FDA Warns CBD Seller, HCT/P Maker and Indian Drugmaker (Focus)
  • Multiple sclerosis drug helps Biogen beat Wall St. profit expectations (Reuters) (BioCentury)
  • Do Biopharma Companies Really Spend More on Marketing Than R&D? (Focus)
  • WHO Revises Guidance on QMS Requirements for National Inspectorates (Focus)
  • Expanding the RNA-editing toolbox (Nature)
  • Tips for Industry-Academia Collaboration (LifeSciVC)
  • Pregabalin Approvals Hit the Approval Trail, But Why So Late? (Lachman Consultants)
  • FDA Should Build Greater Public Consensus on Appropriate Use of EFIC, Study Finds (Focus)
  • Novartis, AstraZeneca vet Jonathan Symonds steers back to a top post in Big Pharma, this time at GSK (Endpoints)
  • Boehringer's Ofev Faces Efficacy Hurdle For SSc-ILD Indication At US FDA Advisory Cmte. (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Novartis backs Harvard spinout's quest to build TCR repository in $48M round (Endpoints)
  • Laser-focused on colorectal cancer test, Freenome wins $160M from marquee VC pack led by RA, Polaris (Endpoints)
  • GSK culls more respiratory drugs out of PhII as focus shifts to cancer (Endpoints) (Fierce)
  • Short-term opioids for pain still come with side effects (Reuters)
  • Heart attacks, strokes increase when patients can't afford newer cholesterol drugs (Reuters)
  • Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study (NIH)
  • NIH awards contract for acute flaccid myelitis natural history study (NIH)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings & Designations
  • Merck Announces Presentation of Phase 2b Results for Investigational HIV-1 Therapy Islatravir (MK-8591) at IAS 2019 (Press)
  • ViiV Healthcare announces positive Week 48 results in first study to evaluate treatment switch from TAF-containing regimen with three or more drugs to 2-drug regimen of dolutegravir/lamivudine for HIV-1 infection (Press)
  • ViiV Healthcare presents GEMINI 1 & 2 studies through Week 96 showing 2-drug regimen of dolutegravir plus lamivudine continues to demonstrate high efficacy rates and no cases of treatment emergent resistance (Press)
  • Oyster Point Pharma Announces Enrollment of First Subject in Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Nasal Spray for Dry Eye Disease (Press)
  • Allegro Ophthalmics to Present for the First Time the Results of Its Phase 2 Risuteganib Intermediate Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Study at the ASRS Annual Meeting 2019 (Press)
  • Astellas Announces Acceptance by the European Medicines Agency of a Variation Application for Regulatory Review for Use of XTANDITM (enzalutamide) in metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer (Press)
Medical Devices
  • FDA Recognizes Standards for Medical Device Interoperability, Safety Assurance Cases (Focus)
  • France Drafts Medical Device Cybersecurity Recommendations (Focus)
  • Medical Devices for Weight Loss and Weight Management: What to Know (FDA)
  • Dassault Systèmes and the FDA Extend Collaboration to Inform Cardiovascular Device Review Process and Accelerate Access to New Treatments (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • FDA Must Reconsider Denial Of Braeburn Anti-Opioid Drug (Law360-$)
  • Warren Seeks Answers from Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer on Appointment of Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb to Board of Directors (Warren)
  • Massachusetts lawmakers approve compromise bill to lower Medicaid drug spending (STAT)
  • US FDA Must Explain How It Defines ‘Innovation’ In Awarding Hatch/Waxman Exclusivity, Court Says (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Senate cannabis hearing shows challenges to rewriting pot laws despite growing support in Congress (CNBC)
  • Corcept Wants Sun's Cushing's Syndrome Drug Blocked (Law360-$)
  • Federal Court Denies Request to Block Amgen, Allergan From Marketing Two Oncology Biosimilars (FDANews-$)
  • Mayne Pharma Int'l v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2019) (Patent Docs)
  • Connecticut Trial Court Tosses Vaginal Mesh Case against Hospital (Drug & Device Law)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • Paediatric Committee elects Koenraad Norga as its new chair (EMA)
  • GW Pharma's Cannabinoid Medicine Epidyolex Among CHMP Hopefuls (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Professional use capillary blood specimen collection: BD Microtainer® tubes – risk of blood leakage and/or incorrect test results due to defective tubes (MHRA)
  • Notify MHRA about a clinical investigation for a medical device - Updated (MHRA)
  • Class 2 Medicines Recall: Bisacodyl 5mg Gastro-Resistant tablets batch 25074A (MDR 34-04/19) (MHRA)
  • New European MDR guidance on medical device implant cards (Emergo)
  • NPPA issues notices against 15 companies for introducing 22 drugs without prior approval (PharmaBiz)
  • Zydus Cadila launches insomnia drug in US market (Economic Times)
  • TGA Presentation: Consultation on reforms to the generic medicine market authorisation process (TGA)
  • Australian TGA finalizes medical device and IVD cybersecurity guidance (Emergo)
Other International
  • Brazil’s ANVISA now requires electronic submissions of medical device FSCAs (Emergo)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You (NYTimes)
  • Genetics play bigger role in autism risk than environmental factors (Reuters)
  • Daniel Callahan, 88, Dies; Bioethics Pioneer Weighed ‘Human Finitude’ (NYTimes)
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