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Regulatory Recon: Pfizer Beats Revenue, Profit Estimates Study of 23andMe Data Finds New Genetic Links to Depression (2 August 2016)

Posted 02 August 2016 | By Michael Mezher 

Regulatory Recon: Pfizer Beats Revenue, Profit Estimates Study of 23andMe Data Finds New Genetic Links to Depression (2 August 2016)

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In Focus: US

In Focus: International

  • Ireland calls for EU drug agency to be moved from London to Dublin (The Guardian)
  • NZ's PHARMAC to fund Merck's Keytruda, Noxafil and Isentress (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Research head urges UK to seize Brexit opportunity (BBC)
  • Brexit Shock Dodged by U.K. Pharma as Innovation Spurs Deals (Bloomberg)
  • EU drugs agency to unveil results on 'early medicines' project this week (EurActiv)
  • UK court says state health system can fund preventative HIV drug (Reuters)
  • China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases (Reuters)
  • Cystic Fibrosis: EMA Considers Revisions to Guidance for Developing New Drugs (Focus)
  • EMA Revises Guidance on Developing New TB Medicines (Focus)
  • Lupin to buy 21 branded drugs from Japan's Shionogi (Economic Times)
  • TGA Urges Adverse Event Reporting for Surgical Mesh Complications (TGA)
  • UK Life Sciences ministerial post to be split (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Evaluation of Eisai's advanced thyroid cancer treatment blocked until 2018 in England (Pharmafile) (PharmaTimes)
  • Russian government to create conditions to increase drug exports (PharmaLetter-$)

US: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

  • Exploring The FDA's Clarification On Biosimilar Labeling (Law360-$)
  • Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Effectiveness and Value(ICER)
  • Amgen And Advaxis Enter Global Cancer Immunotherapies Collaboration (Press)
  • Pioneering Interventional Cardiologist Defends Unorthodox Practices (CardioBrief)
  • How to Accelerate the Search for Alzheimer's Drugs (Forbes)
  • Pharma and tech converge in 'fantastic voyage' to fight disease (Reuters)
  • Bristol-Myers' Opdivo far outpaced Merck's Keytruda again in Q2. What gives? (Fierce)

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

  • FDA Grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to Regenbio Gene Therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (Press)
  • Agilis Biotherapeutics Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation for the Treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) (Press       )
  • ACE Inhibitor Qbrelis Gets FDA Approval (MPR)
  • RedHill Biopharma has positive results with RHB-104 for multiple sclerosis (EPR)
  • Adcetris passes Phase III CTCL test (BioCentury)
  • FDA Delivers CRL to ADMA Biologics for Inspection Issues, Deficiencies (FDA News-$)

US: Medical Devices

  • Bos Sci Exec on the Secret to Synergy's Success (MDDI)
  • Regulatory Challenges Emerge For Additive Manufacturing (MITA)
  • MITA Smart Dose Standard Enhances Patient Care (MITA)
  • Essential Medical wins FDA IDE nod for vascular sealer (MassDevice)
  • Intersect ENT files with FDA for drug-delivering sinus implant (MassDevice)
  • ReVision Optics touts Raindrop inlay study data (MassDevice)
  • Bigfoot Biomedical's Diabetes Management System Going on Trial (MedGadget)
  • First Synthetic Cartilage Implant Approved by FDA (MedGadget)
  • GORE® TIGRIS® Vascular Stent Gains FDA Approval for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (Press)

US: Assorted & Government

  • President Obama Signs S. 764 into Law, Preempting the Vermont GE Labeling Law (National Law Review)
  • Female Genital Mutilation/CUTTING:Existing Federal Efforts to Increase Awareness Should Be Improved (GAO)

Upcoming Meetings & Events


  • Three Years Of EU Post-Authorization Safety Studies: Design Expectations And Trends (Pink Sheet-$)        
  • ABPI Response to Stern Review into the Research Excellence Framework (REF) (ABPI) (Review)
  • Advertising investigations: June 2016 (MHRA)
  • Clinical Trials Regulations – have your say (MHRA)
  • UK regulators OK two Oxford Biomedica sites for cell therapy processing (InPharmaTechnologist)
  • Novartis partner BioLineRx in-licenses NASH drug after joint evaluation (Fierce)
  • Medtronic wins expanded CE Mark for Evolut R TAVR system (MassDevice)
  • EMA To Beef Up Use Of PBPK Models In Drug Development And Evaluation (Pink Sheet-$)
  • GlaxoSmithKline may lose $60 million vaccine contract in Russia (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Servier invests in bioproduction in France (PharmaLetter-$)


  • PMDA August Newsletter (PMDA)
  • Takeda refocusing R&D to 'become the best in the industry' (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Chi-Med expands PhIII effort on savolitinib with AstraZeneca with amended royalty pact (Fierce)
  • AstraZeneca confident on COPD in China as nebulizer centers grow (Fierce)



  • Safety Advisory: PSA assay used with ADVIA Centaur systems (TGA)

Other International

  • Can A Transformed ANVISA Sustain Torrent's Brazilian Mojo? (SCRIP-$)
  • Colombian police take down counterfeit pharma ring (Securing Industry)

General Health & Other Interesting Articles

  • Omega-3 fatty acids may aid heart attack healing (Reuters)
  • What banned drugs do cheating athletes take? (Washington Post)

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