Recon: Second patient death linked to Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab rocks Eisai, Biogen; Roche withdraws Tecentriq’s bladder cancer indication

ReconRecon | 29 November 2022 |  By 

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In Focus: US
  • Roche withdraws Tecentriq from U.S. bladder cancer indication (Reuters) (Biospace) (Endpoints)
  • FDA rejects Crinetics' current PhII design for hyperinsulinism drug (Endpoints)
  • Piloting Real-World Evidence: US FDA RWE Demonstration Projects (Pink Sheet)
  • PhRMA, once invincible in Washington, has lost its edge (STAT)
  • Resistance to FDA’s opioid-disposal plan raises concerns about CADCA, a powerful advocacy group (STAT)
  • Fauci Says Covid Shows Endless Threat of Infectious Disease (Bloomberg)
  • HHS Proposes Rule to Ensure Better Care Coordination for Patients With SUD (MedPage Today) (Insider Health Policy)
  • Twitter stops enforcing COVID misinformation policy (The Hill)
In Focus: International
  • Mistakes at UK COVID testing lab may have led to deaths of 20 people (Reuters) (The Independent)
  • Collaboration Makes The (Real) World Go Round: Global Efforts Strive To Anchor RWE With Real-World Data Standards And Practices (Pink Sheet)
  • WHO Gives Strong Backing To Antimalarial Combo As New Resistance Strategy Kicks Off (Pink Sheet)
  • UK regulator calls for review of reactions in eyes to Sanofi asthma drug (Reuters)
  • Diphtheria infections rise in Britain, says UK health agency, citing migrant cases (Reuters)
  • Brazilian Regulator Consults On Improving Rules For Registering Biosimilars (Generics Bulletin)
  • Saudi FDA Finalizes Approach To Commercial Info In Public Assessment Reports (Pink Sheet)
Pharma & Biotech
  • Eisai, Biogen rocked by 2nd lecanemab death report ahead of Alzheimer’s data reveal (Fierce) (Reuters) (Bloomberg) (Biospace)
  • AstraZeneca jumps deeper into cell therapy 2.0 space with $320M biotech M&A (Endpoints) (Reuters) (Fierce)
  • Fosun Said to Mull Sale of India’s $3.8 Billion Gland Pharma (Bloomberg)
  • Bristol Myers has change of heart on cardiovascular gene therapy pact, terminating uniQure deal (Fierce) (Biospace)
  • GSK survey finds COVID, lack of early HCP conversations hitting lupus patients’ care (Fierce)
  • Sanofi welcomes 500 staffers to new Paris HQ after €30M renovation (Endpoints)
  • Almirall signs on for European clinical trial project to collect data for patients (Fierce)
  • mRNA startup Strand Therapeutics raises millions to test targeted cancer therapies (STAT)
  • Organon joins global push to prevent unintended pregnancies (Fierce)
  • Fierce Biotech Layoff Tracker: November Layoff wave persists amid culls, pipeline pivots (Fierce)
  • Stada to place $50M+ investment in a new facility in Romania (Endpoints)
  • One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine? (NYT)
  • EU Plenary Debates How To Protech Orphan Devices From MDR Crisis (MedTech Insight)
  • EU Designates First Czech Notified Body Under MDR (MedTech Insight)
  • Swiss Parliament’s Vote For Medtech Innovation Succeeds (MedTech Insight)
  • Color Additive Risk Evaluation Tool Qualified As New Medical Device Development Tool (MedTech Insight)
  • Boston Scientific to buy Apollo Endosurgery for $417 million (Reuters)
  • Google Health licenses breast cancer detection AI to iCAD (MedTechDive)
  • Bionaut Labs secures $43M for its tiny, drug-carrying robots (Fierce)
Government, Regulatory & Legal
  • US seeks jail time for co-CEO of New England compounding center after deadly 2012 fungal outbreak (Endpoints)
  • Former Indivior CMO Challenges HHS’ Exclusion For ‘Responsible Corporate Officer’ Misdemeanor (Pink Sheet)
  • LabCorp, Whistleblowers Reach Settlement Ending Blood Draw Suit (Bloomberg)
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