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Recon: Biogen's Alzheimer's drug gets negative trend vote from EMA panel; EMA says Novavax authorization could come 'within weeks'

Posted 17 November 2021 | By Michael Mezher 

Recon: Biogen's Alzheimer's drug gets negative trend vote from EMA panel; EMA says Novavax authorization could come 'within weeks'

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.
In Focus: US
  • FDA Plans to Authorize Pfizer Boosters for All Adults This Week (NYTimes)
  • Watchdog group calls on FDA to disqualify Hennepin Healthcare doctors, review board from clinical research (StarTribune)
  • U.S. plans to invest billions in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine (Reuters) (Politico)
  • Pfizer CFO D'Amelio to retire after 15 years at company (Reuters)
  • U.S. secures GSK-Vir COVID-19 antibody therapy doses worth $1 bln (Reuters)
  • MCIT breakthrough device payment pathway included in Cures 2.0 bill (MedtechDive)
  • Cardinal Health to Test Drone Delivery to Pharmacies (WSJ)
  • Legal battle over Biden Covid vaccine mandate heads to federal appeals court with GOP-appointed majority (CNBC)
  • Vials labeled 'smallpox' found at vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, CDC says (CNN) (Endpoints)
In Focus: International
  • EU decision on Novavax COVID-19 shot could come 'within weeks' (Reuters)
  • EU watchdog to announce view on vaccine for children next week- Austria (Reuters)
  • Biogen's Alzheimer's drug gets negative European panel vote (Reuters) (FT) (STAT) (Press)
  • Roche walks away from Atea partnership to develop COVID-19 pill (Reuters)
  • Ahead of expected EU objections, Illumina defends Grail acquisition (Endpoints)
Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Factbox: Front runners in development of antibody drugs against COVID-19 (Reuters)
  • Russia's Sputnik V vaccine shows 96.3% COVID-19 efficacy in Belarus – RDIF (Reuters)
  • Trump gave an agency $100 million to fight Covid. Here’s what happened. (NBC)
Pharma & Biotech
  • U.S. drug overdose deaths top 100,000 annually – CDC (Reuters)
  • Pfizer on the hunt for a new CFO as Frank D'Amelio retires after nearly 15 years (Endpoints)
  • OCE 2.0? US FDA Leadership Change May Present Opportunity To Grant Full Review Authority (Pink Sheet)
  • ‘Where’s my prescription?’: California wants to revoke an OptumRx pharmacy license for prescribing lapses (STAT)
  • First Alzheimer’s vaccine human trial set to begin at Boston hospital (NBC)
  • Epizyme rolls out rare blood cancer effort with patients' stories and friendly digital coach (Endpoints)
  • Cassava's problems just got much worse as SEC launches probe into data manipulation claims — report (Endpoints)
  • Atlas, Newpath throw $125M behind a new approach to gene editing from the field’s biggest names (Endpoints)
  • FDA grants first approval for a VR system to treat chronic lower back pain (Fierce) (FDA)
  • Globus in takeover talks with NuVasive to boost spine portfolio: reports (MedtechDive)
  • Accelus sizes up $482M SPAC deal to take its minimally invasive spinal surgery tech public (Fierce)
  • Siemens Healthineers projects revenue jump fueled by Varian double-digit sales growth (MedtechDive)
  • Don’t Call Them Inspections: EUA Holders Shouldn’t Be Surprised If FDA Shows Up To Investigate (MedtechInsight)
Government, Regulatory & Legal
  • Fed. Circ. Clears Alkem In Horizon Painkiller IP Row (Law360)
  • Pfizer Must Face Trimmed Robitussin Labeling Suit (Law360)
  • Former Generic Industry Exec Who Went Undercover For DOJ No Longer Debarred (Pink Sheet)
  • Merck, Glenmark Want Jury To Decide Zetia Antitrust Market (Law360)
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