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April 16, 2013
11:43 EDTACT, NVS, BAYRYAppeals court reverses ruling in Actavis patent suit against Bayer
Watson Pharmaceuticals, now known as Actavis (ACT), along with Novartis' (NVS) Sandoz, unit and Lupin Pharmaceuticals, appealed the final judgments of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in favor of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Schering Pharma (BAYRY). The Defendants challenged the district court’s entry of summary judgment that asserted claims 13 and 15 of Bayer’s U.S. "’564 patent” are not invalid for obviousness. The appeals court ruled in favor of the generic drug makers and reversed the lower court ruling. Reference Link
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February 12, 2016
16:09 EDTNVSNovartis reports 5.57% stake in Arrowhead
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February 11, 2016
07:17 EDTNVSLeerink to hold a conference
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05:35 EDTNVSSandoz reports EMA acceptance of MAA for biosimilar pegfilgrastim
Sandoz, a Novartis company and the global leader in biosimilars, announced that the European Medicines Agency, or EMA, has accepted their Marketing Authorization Application, or MAA, for its biosimilar to Amgen's EU-licensed Neulasta - a long-acting recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, or G-CSF. Sandoz is seeking approval for the same indication as the reference product.
February 9, 2016
11:18 EDTNVSOptions with increasing call volume; CERS WYN NVS ZIOP PZM PI OC DB MLM
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February 8, 2016
09:38 EDTNVSCigna enters into outcomes-based contract with Novartis
Cigna (CI) has entered into an outcomes-based contract with the pharmaceutical company Novartis (NVS) for the drug Entresto, which was approved by the FDA for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The pay-for-performance agreement ties the financial terms to how well the drug improves the relative health of Cigna's customers. The primary metric is reduction in the proportion of customers with heart failure hospitalizations. This agreement is effective for Cigna's commercial business. Entresto is a preferred brand subject to prior authorization review. The prior authorization process is part of utilization management to help control prescription drug costs and ensure coverage of the most appropriate drug therapies.
06:28 EDTNVSPharma trade group rolls out ad campaign aimed at lawmakers, WSJ says
The pharmaceutical industry is launching a new ad campaign with the intention of improving its reputation with lawmakers in an effort to lobby against drug price restrictions, the Wall Street Journal reports. The industry's biggest trade group the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, says it plans to spend several million dollars this year, and 10% more than it spent last year, on digital, radio, and print advertisements that highlight the sector's role in developing new drugs and advancing medical science, the report says. Publicly traded companies in the space include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Reference Link
February 7, 2016
14:27 EDTNVSNovartis' somatic cell therapy receives orphan designation
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February 4, 2016
07:23 EDTNVSGSK will not be pressured into early consumer unit spinoff, Reuters says
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February 2, 2016
11:14 EDTNVSNovartis management to meet with Jefferies
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08:36 EDTBAYRYPiper Jaffray biopharma analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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07:42 EDTNVSPressure mounts on big pharma names to shrink, sharpen focus, FT says
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