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Recon: Pfizer-US COVID vax deal details emerge; EC OKs Sanofi's aspart biosimilar

Posted 03 August 2020 | By Kari Oakes 

Recon: Pfizer-US COVID vax deal details emerge; EC OKs Sanofi's aspart biosimilar

​Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing. 

In Focus: US
  • US Price for Pfizer COVID Vaccine Includes Company Distribution Efforts Directed By DOD, CDC (Pink Sheet)
  • J&J gets a fresh OK for esketamine, but is it really the game-changer for depression Trump keeps tweeting about? (Endpoints)
  • Three More Experimental Therapies Receive Rare Pediatric Disease Designation by FDA (Global Genes)
  • Kymera Therapeutics, fresh off a $2B Sanofi biobucks pact, guns for an IPO (Fierce Biotech)
  • Stryker Beats Consensus but Still Feels COVID-19 Sting (MD+DI)
  • Trump and Big Pharma tussle over drug price proposal with 3 months until election (Fierce Pharma)
  • The day the music died? FDA fields request to ban background music in DTC ads (Fierce Pharma)
  • The drug industry’s new tactic in Washington: calling Trump’s bluff (STAT)
In Focus: International
  • Sanofi faces manslaughter charges in France over years-long Depakine probe (Fierce Pharma)
  • Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race (NYT)
  • EC approval for Sanofi’s insulin aspart biosimilar (GaBi)
  • Rozlytrek, Roche’s first tumour-agnostic therapy, approved in Europe for NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours and for ROS1-positive advanced NSCLC (Roche)
  • Sanofi and GSK say they're near a vaccine deal with EU hours after finalizing Warp Speed contract (Endpoints)
Coronavirus Pandemic
  • U.S. Sees Smallest Number Of Daily New Covid-19 Cases In Week (Forbes) (The Hill)
  • Birx Warns U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is In 'New Phase' As Cases And Deaths Climb (NPR) (NYT)
  • Calidi Biotherapeutics Announces FDA Approval for COVID-19 Treatment Manufactured by Partner: Personalized Stem Cells (Businesswire)
  • Lilly begins nursing home trials with antibody drug for COVID-19 prevention (NBC News) (Fierce Biotech) (Endpoints)
  • Rival drugmakers launch joint trial of medicines for COVID-19 (Reuters)
  • AbCellera kicks off Phase 3 COVID-19 therapeutics clinical trials, expands COVID-19 antibody database (Businesswire)
  • Who's first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? The debate begins (NBC News)
  • UK to roll out COVID-19 diagnostic that provides results in under two hours (EPR)
  • Russia gears up for mass vaccination against coronavirus despite international skepticism (CNBC)
  • Nation’s testing czar: It’s ‘time to move on’ from talk about hydroxychloroquine (CNBC)
  • BCG shots could slow down Covid-19 spread in first thirty days, says study (Economic Times)
  • Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19 (Reuters)
Pharma & Biotech
  • The secret life of excipients (Nature Reviews)
  • Music in drug ads makes it easier for the public to tune out side effects, advocates argue (STAT)
  • CAR T cell therapy is revolutionising cancer treatment, but at what cost? (Pharmafile)
  • Could Technology Advance the Future of Endoscopic Procedures? (MD+DI)
  • Varian sold to Siemens Healthineers in $16.4B all-cash deal (MedtechDive)
  • J&J gets FDA breakthrough status for robot-assisted ablation device (MedTechDive)
  • Exact Sciences bets pandemic will accelerate adoption of Cologuard (MedTechDive)
  • Brain Navi develops new robot that performs nasal swab tests autonomously (mobihealthnews)
Government & Regulatory
  • House panel finds Trump admin bungled Philips ventilator deal, overpaid by $500M (MedtechDive)
  • Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project (NYT)
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