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Recon: Novavax COVID-19 vax 90%-plus effective; GSK pays big for Iteos' TIGIT-targeted immunotherapy

Posted 14 June 2021 | By Kari Oakes 

Recon: Novavax COVID-19 vax 90%-plus effective; GSK pays big for Iteos' TIGIT-targeted immunotherapy

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.
In Focus: US
  • Novavax Offers U.S. a Fourth Strong Covid-19 Vaccine (NYT) (NPR) (Reuters)
  • Another Sad Coronavirus Pandemic Milestone Is Approaching (NPR)
  • U.S. Not On Pace To Meet Biden's Vaccination Goal (NPR)
  • Eight states see rise in new COVID-19 infections (The Hill)
  • U.S. has administered over 309 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, CDC says (CNBC)
  • How did 75 million J&J vaccines get ruined? FDA details the manufacturing woes at Emergent's beleaguered site (Fierce)
  • America’s broken PPE supply chain must be fixed now (STAT)
  • Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl ER Tablets for NDMA Impurity (FDA)
In Focus: International
  • UK’s Johnson set to delay end of COVID curbs as Delta cases rise (Reuters)
  • Delta plus: New Covid variant identified in India, experts say no cause of concern for now (Economic Times)
  • Africa May Be On The Verge Of A Third Wave Of COVID-19 Infections (NPR)
  • India's COVID-19 Outbreak Is Slowing Down (NPR)
  • Mexico to receive first J&J COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday (Reuters)
  • Germany demands that J&J make up COVID-19 vaccine gap in July (Reuters)
  • Theramex announces license agreement for Prolia biosimilar in Europe and Australia (Big Molecule Watch)
Coronavirus Pandemic
  • China’s ‘Bat Woman,’ at the Center of a Pandemic Storm, Speaks Out (NYT)
  • Blinken calls on China to be transparent, share information for probe into COVID-19 origins (The Hill)
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Myocarditis Reports Could Slow Expansion Into Pediatric Age Groups (Pink Sheet)
  • Moderna says it hasn’t found a link between its Covid vaccine and heart inflammation (CNBC)
  • WTO head says pandemic-related trade barriers are rising (Reuters)
  • Celltrion says trial shows antibody COVID-19 treatment to be safe and effective (Reuters)
Pharma & Biotech
  • GSK pays up big for rights to TIGIT-targeted cancer immunotherapy from Iteos (STAT)
  • Why “Radiopharmaceutical” Should be Part of your Healthcare Vocabulary (The Health Care Blog)
  • Moderna founder raises another $2B to fuel new startups (BioPharma Dive)
  • Looking beyond the pandemic, Moderna appoints J&J veteran Paul Burton as new CMO (Endpoints)
  • U.S. FDA declines to approve Avenue's tramadol painkiller again, shares drop (Reuters)
  • FDA extends review period for another Incyte NDA (Pharmaletter)
  • FDA pushes back Ascendis' PDUFA for long-acting hormone therapy (Endpoints)
  • bluebird bio presents new data for beti-cel in beta thalassemia at EHA2021 (PMLive)
  • New data raise profile of Truxima at EHA 2021 (Pharmaletter)
  • ASCO 2021 recap: Lynparza’s lift, Grail goes on, LAG validation & more (MedCity News)
  • In next-gen BTK battle, AbbVie and J&J tout pivotal data backing Imbruvica as a combo treatment (Endpoints)
  • Yescarta provides sustained survival benefit vs current therapies in FL (Pharmaletter)
  • New Evrysdi data show improved motor function in pre-symptomatic babies with SMA (Roche)
  • Terns Pharmaceuticals touts safety data from an ex-Eli Lilly candidate in the hunt for NASH treatment (Endpoints)
  • Sanofi's treatment for rare anemia hits goal in 2nd phase 3 (Fierce)
  • Biogen's $56K price on Aduhelm 'simply unacceptable,' Alzheimer's Association says after vouching for FDA approval (Fierce)
  • Would I Give Aducanumab to My Mother? (Hastings Center)
  • A pricey new drug that may not work? Why drug pricing critics are staying quiet. (Politico)
  • PhRMA hosts first stakeholder workshop on clinical trial diversity (PhRMA)
  • Opdivo plus Yervoy scores NICE backing for certain bowel cancer patients (PharmaTimes)
  • AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo launch Enhertu head-to-head trial with eyes on a new breast cancer standard (Fierce)
  • ‘You have to get up on the podium’: Incoming BIO chair Paul Hastings on diversity, drug pricing and working with the FDA (Endpoints)
  • New hope for anti-obesity drugs (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)
  • Lyophilized products are on the rise: Here's what you need to know (BioPharma Dive)
  • Hot-melt extrusion can improve bioavailability: Avomeen (Outsourcing Pharma)
  • Philips recalls ventilators, sleep apnea machines due to health risks (Reuters)
  • Medtronic's FDA approval sets up fight for recharge-free pain market (MedTech Dive)
  • FDA rejects Verily filing for wrist-worn Parkinson's clinical trial device (MedTech Dive)
  • Can DIY Endothelial Measurements Find Preclinical Cardiovascular Disease? (MD+DI)
  • Who won the startup pitch contest at INVEST Precision Medicine? (MedCity News)
Government & Regulatory
  • Modernizing The Regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs): Senator Rand Paul Identifies A Better Way Forward (FDA Law Blog)
  • We Report on FDA-Based Failure-To-Report Claims – A 50-State Survey (Drug & Device Law)
  • When Assessing A Health Technology’s Value, Don’t Ignore The Supply Chain (Health Affairs)
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