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Regulatory Recon: Celgene Abandons Late-Stage Trial in Crohn’s Disease (20 October 2017)

Posted 20 October 2017 | By Zachary Brennan 

Regulatory Recon: Celgene Abandons Late-Stage Trial in Crohn’s Disease (20 October 2017)

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In Focus: US

  • Celgene just lost a crucial drug for its revenue stream after a clinical trial blowup (Stat) (Endpoints) (PharmaTimes) (Reuters) (Press)
  • Merck plans to lay off 1,800 sales staffers in U.S. commercial shakeup (Fierce)
  • Hacking Is a Risk for Pacemakers. So Is the Fix (Wall Street Journal-$)
  • Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on medical device manufacturing recovery in Puerto Rico (FDA)
  • What’s Missing from FDA’s Recent Approval Letter for Generic COPAXONE 40 mg/mL? (FDA Law Blog)
  • Gene therapy helped these children see. Can it transform medicine? (Financial Times-$)
  • Rare Diseases: Growing Understanding Will Unlock Accelerated Approval, FDA Says (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak (Reuters)
  • Trump blindsides advisers with promised opioid plan (Politico)
  • A Woman Went Blind After Stem Cells Were Injected in Her Eyes (The Atlantic)

In Focus: International

  • NICE no for Opdivo in urothelial carcinoma (PharmaTimes)
  • Webcast: Can The World Finally Wipe Out Polio? (NPR)
  • Small-cap focus: UK life sciences groups look across Atlantic (Financial Times-$)
  • Dr Reddy's Lab recalls Famotidine tablets from US market (Economic Times)
  • WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border (WHO)
  • Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread (Reuters)

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

  • Cancer drug prices have been rising much, much faster than inflation (Stat-$)
  • Reframing the Conversation on Drug Pricing (NEJM Catalyst)
  • CPhI Annual Report reveals slow and discouraging trends in current drug pipelines (European Pharmaceutical Review)
  • AbbVie Must Face Suit Over Failed Shire Deal In Ill. Court (Law360-$)
  • Allergan's stock-price struggles sure to trigger breakup questions: analyst (Fierce)
  • Merck cyber attack may cost insurers $275 million: Verisk's PCS (Reuters)
  • Reckitt Benckiser, eyeing Pfizer OTC, carves out consumer health unit in reorganization (Fierce)
  • The challenges gene therapies pose for logistics (MedCity News)
  • Blaming Pharma Won’t Lower Health Care Costs (BIO)
  • Why doctor and hospital groups are fighting a measure to rein in drug costs (Stat)
  • FDA Approval Letter for Gilead’s Yescarta (FDA)
  • First ESMO Award in Immuno-Oncology Goes to Laurence Zitvogel (ESMO)
  • FDA-ASCO: Geriatric Oncology Workshop (FDA)

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Clinical Study Results, Filings & Designations

  • Johnson & Johnson, tiny RNA biotech Arcturus combine for hepatitis B work (Fierce)
  • Seattle’s Universal Cells brings Astellas into its fold of off-the-shelf cell therapy partners (Endpoints)

Medical Devices

  • GE Healthcare profits, sales rise despite overall EPS miss (Mass Device)
  • The 11 most innovative medical devices of 2017 (Mass Device)

US: Assorted & Government

  • No One Values Your Life More Than the Federal Government (Bloomberg)
  • Product-Specific Guidance for Methylphenidate Hydrochloride; New Draft Guidance (Federal Register)
  • FDA Releases Flurry of New, Revised Drug-Specific Guidance Documents (Focus)

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General Health & Other Interesting Articles

  • Will the World's Most Worrying Flu Virus Go Pandemic? (The Atlantic)
  • Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined (NPR) (Guardian)
  • Can Immigration Ease a Growing Psychiatrist Shortage? (Bloomberg)

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