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Recon: Novartis plans thousands of job cuts in global restructuring; FDA lifts hold on Gilead blood cancer trials

Posted 12 April 2022 | By Joanne S. Eglovitch 

Recon: Novartis plans thousands of job cuts in global restructuring; FDA lifts hold on Gilead blood cancer trials

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In Focus: US
  • Gilead Says Hold on NDS and AML Magolimab Studies Lifted (Bloomberg) (Endpoints) (Fierce) (Reuters)
  • FDA warns websites illegally selling ADHD drug Adderall (Reuters)
  • Will Biogen sue Medicare over its restrictions on the Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm? And other big legal questions about the decision (STAT)
  • Drug Pricing Takes Over User Fee Hearing – And That Might Be Good News For Industry (The Pink Sheet)
  • Manufacturing problems trigger another clinical hold for troubled Covid-19 vaccine — latest in a string of roadblocks (Endpoints)
  • Hours after Pfizer, Moderna names its own new CFO with dental, healthcare and auto chops (Endpoints)
  • FDA quietly chats with states on drug import plans — signaling Biden isn't ready to dispense with Trump's idea (Endpoints)
  • Mice occupy FDA offices after food left behind in pandemic (Politico)
  • Research Volunteer Protection Rules Move Toward Agency Harmony (Bloomberg)
In Focus: International
  • Novartis to cut thousands of jobs in global revamp (Reuters) (Endpoints)
  • EU Clinical Trial Portal: Commission Reassures On Member States’ Preparedness (The Pink Sheet)
  • How To Transfer Clinical Trial Participants From Ukraine To EU Sites (The Pink Sheet)
  • India Hopes ‘Pharma City’ Will Break China’s Grip on Industry (Bloomberg)
  • A Year's Struggle: How Japan Is Recovering Damaged Generic Supplies After Quality Violations (Scrip)
  • Trade Group Calls For mRNA Vaccines As Guangzhou Starts Lock Downs (Scrip)
  • Korea’s Home-Grown New Drug Approvals Hit Record High In 2021 (The Pink Sheet)
  • One HPV Vaccine Dose Protects Against Cancer, WHO Says (Bloomberg)
Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Some 3 mln COVID vaccine doses to expire in Germany by end of June (Reuters)
  • New Drug Slashed Deaths Among Patients With Severe Covid, Maker Claims (NYT)
Pharma & Biotech
  • Myovant and Pfizer’s path to securing a second nod for Myfembree gets hazy — and investors react quickly (Endpoints)
  • Novartis jumps into the KRAS race with a positive early snapshot — and a full slate of trials planned for ambitious bid to unseat Amgen (Endpoints)
  • New antibiotics still a decade away unless policymakers, investors step up, AMR Action Fund CEO warns (Fierce)
  • Carlyle’s acquisition of Abingworth brings $2 billion to fuel life science investments (Fierce)
  • Eyes on the prize: Aurion Biotech raises $120M for ‘global transformation in the cornea (Fierce)
  • AACR: Exuma aims to be first to the clinic with under-the-skin cancer CAR cell-therapy without complex manufacturing (Fierce)
  • Ballooning 340B market reaches almost 15% of 2021 US pharma sales, IQVIA finds (Endpoints)
  • ‘Transient Ischemic Attacks,’ Which Can Be Serious, May Need a New Name (NYT)
  • Pandemic led to fewer adolescents vaccinated against HPV, CDC says (Washington Post)
  • All Guns Blazing: Commission Brings Sector Up To Speed With Its MDR/IVDR Implementation Plans (MedTech Insight)
  • Cardiovascular Catch-Up: ACC Brings Encouraging Renal Denervation And TAVR Data For Medtronic (MedTech Insight)
  • Cardiovascular Catch-Up: Philips New AI Finds AF Needle In ECG Haystack; LimFlow Moves Closer To US Approval (MedTech Insight)
  • Abbott, Intuitive and J&J start medtech earnings season against a turbulent backdrop (MedTech Dive)
Government, Regulatory & Legal
  • Federal appeals court overturns $137M patent verdict against Roche — but the case isn't closed just yet (Endpoints)
  • Bayer, J&J Sue Shanghai Pharma Unit to Block Xarelto Copies (Bloomberg)
  • Otsuka, Lundbeck Sue Viatris to Block Copies of Abilify Maintena (Bloomberg)
  • J&J Unit Trims Mesh False Ad Loss To $302M On Appeal (Law360)
  • Feds Say Holmes Conviction in Theranos Trial Should Stand (Law360)
  • Walgreens Execs Saw Profit in Opioid Crisis, Fla. Jury Told (Law360) (Reuters)
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