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Regulatory Recon: Juno Halts Trial After 3 Deaths Theranos CEO Banned From Running Lab for 2 Years (8 July 2016)

Posted 08 July 2016 | By Zachary Brennan 

Regulatory Recon: Juno Halts Trial After 3 Deaths Theranos CEO Banned From Running Lab for 2 Years (8 July 2016)

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In Focus: US

In Focus: International

  • European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Gilead’s Epclusa (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir) for the Treatment of All Genotypes of Chronic Hepatitis C (Press)
  • EU High Court Says Law Allows Royalties For Invalid Patents (Law360-$)
  • EMA’s CHMP Adopts Guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products in the treatment of hypertension (EMA) (Overview of Comments)
  • EMA’s CHMP Adopts Guideline on clinical investigation of medicinal products in the treatment of lipid disorders (EMA)
  • EMA Adopts Guideline on clinical evaluation of medicinal products used in weight management (EMA) (Overview of Comments)
  • Applications for new human medicines under evaluation by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (EMA)
  • Cipla to Invest in South African Biosimilars Plant (India Times)
  • European Regulatory Roundup: Roche Awaits Outcome of Pharmacovigilance Infringement Procedure (Focus)
  • Brazil’s ANVISA updates modification process for lower-risk cadastro devices (Mass Device)
  •  MRA GMP clearance application processing timelines (Australia’s TGA)
  • CFDA Vice Minister Wu Zhen meets Japanese pharmaceuticals and medical devices delegation (CFDA)
  • "SINAQUA Dermal Glove" disposable washing gloves recalled due to the risk of bacterial infections (Swissmedic)
  • PDG (Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group) Stage 4 Drafts (Japan’s PMDA)
  • New Drug and Health Product Safety Reviews (Health Canada)

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

  • Why cancer has not been cured (Economist)
  • Drug maker is warned over missing study about child opioids use (Stat)
  • Anti-HIV pill may not be reaching those most at risk (Reuters)
  • Pfizer Jumps At The Chance To Apply Bind’s Technology To Immuno-Oncology (Pink Sheet-$)
  • ‘Shark antibody’ biotech AdAlta seeks $7.5M IPO for fibrosis candidate (Fierce)
  • Biotech Roundup: Fighting Addiction, Obama Precision, Juno Deaths & More (Xconomy)
  • Biotech Stock Mailbag: Heron, Exelixis (TheStreet)

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations

  • Pfizer, Merck launch late-stage ovarian cancer trial (Pharma Times)
  • Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Phase 3 S-TRAC Trial of Sutent (sunitinib) as Adjuvant Therapy in Patients at High Risk of Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma (Press)
  • Review of Transporter-Related Postmarketing Requirement or Postmarketing Commitment Studies (Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)
  • Role of Transporters in Drug Development (Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)
  • The Application of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling to Predict the Role of Drug Transporters: Scientific and Regulatory Perspectives (Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)
  • Alnylam Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for ALN-HBV, an Investigational RNAi Therapeutic for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection (Press)

US: Medical Devices

  • FDA Cold On Freezing Treatments (Law360-$)
  • Study: St. Jude Medical’s CardioMEMS lowers all-cause admissions in HF patients (Mass Device)
  • St. Jude Medical settles lawsuit over CRM leads for $39m (Mass Device)
  • InspireMD closes $15m offering (Mass Device)
  • Device Hacks Becoming More Sophisticated, Targeted, Security Firm Warns (Gray Sheet-$)
  • Essential Medical Inc. Announces FDA Approval to Begin a U.S. Clinical Trial for the Manta Large Bore Vascular Closure Device (Press)

US: Assorted and Government

  • House Panel Passes Infectious-Disease Fighting Fund (Gray Sheet-$)

Upcoming Meetings and Events 


  • European pharma ‘to grow 3.2% per year by 2022’ (PMLive)
  • EU allows paediatric use of Shire’s Restive (Pharma Times)
  • NHS England, PTC reach agreement on Duchenne drug (Pharma Times)
  • QT Vascular wins CE Mark for Chocolate Heart DCB (Mass Device)
  • Riociguat (Adempas): New contraindication in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (Bayer/EMA)
  • Eisai calls for immediate solution to CDF black hole (European Pharmaceutical Review)


  • Union govt needs to fast-track modern, patient centric new D&C Act and Rules with no delay: Bejon Misra (PharmaBiz)
  • Intertek approved as India’s first certification body for ICMED scheme (PharmaBiz)


  • Dehaier enters China’s elderly sleep apnea market (Mass Device)


  • A shameful partisan battle over Planned Parenthood threatens crucial Zika funding (LA Times Editorial)
  • CDC monitoring 320 U.S. pregnant women with Zika (Reuters)
  • GSK/NIH 'SAM' Strategy May Reap Benefits Beyond Zika (Scrip-$)

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