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February 22, 2013
07:25 EDTACT, NVSEMA gives positive recommendation for Actavis' generic imatinib
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for the medicinal product Imatinib Actavis, 50 mg and 100 mg hard capsule and 100 mg 400 mg Film-coated tablet intended for the treatment of pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia for whom bone marrow transplantation is not considered as the first line of treatment, pediatric patients with Ph+ CML in chronic phase after failure of interferon-alpha therapy, or in accelerated phase or blast crisis, or adult patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis. The applicant for this medicinal product is Actavis Group (ACT). Imatinib Actavis is a generic of Novartis' (NVS) Glivec.
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August 29, 2014
16:21 EDTNVSOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:23 EDTNVSNovartis drug data to be presented this weekend
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12:18 EDTNVSOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:07 EDTNVSHigh option volume stocks
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10:51 EDTNVSUnited Therapeutics jumps after court rules generic will infringe
United Therapeutics (UTHR) alleged patent infringement against Sandoz, a unit of Novartis (NVS), related to the latter's filing for approval of a generic version of United Therapeutics' remodulin drug. A New Jersey court ruled today that Sandoz's proposed ANDA product will infringe the claims of UTC's '117 patent, according to a court filing. Following the court ruling, shares of United Therapeutics are up 15% to $105.39 in morning trading.
10:17 EDTNVSInnoPharma announces FDA approval of generic Dacogen
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10:04 EDTNVSNovartis hematopoietic support for ALL patients granted orphan status
Novartis' hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells expanded ex-vivo with a low molecular weight aryl hydrocarbon receptor antagonist was granted orphan designation as a hematopoietic support in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, the FDA stated. Reference Link
08:46 EDTNVSNovartis has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
JPMorgan Analyst Vosser hosts a conference call with CEO Joe Jimenez on September 5 at 8 am.
August 28, 2014
08:40 EDTNVSPositive data on Novartis LCZ696 could raise sales outlook, says Leerink
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August 22, 2014
16:11 EDTACTActavis confirms generic Neupro patent challenge
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August 21, 2014
15:16 EDTACTDEA restricts painkiller drug prescriptions to curb abuse, WSJ reports
The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, will reclassify hydrocodone combination painkiller drugs and place them in the category of medical substances that have the highest potential for harm in an attempt to curb the widespread abuse of the drugs, according to The Wall Street Journal. The rescheduling of the drugs will take effect in 45 days and result in people being able to obtain the drug for only 90 days without obtaining a new prescription. Major manufacturers of these drugs include Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), Mallinckrodt (MNK), AbbVie (ABBV), and Actavis (ACT). Reference Link
07:55 EDTACTActavis volatility expected to move on Pfizer considering new target report
Actavis (ACT) volatility is expected to move on Pfizer (PFE) considering other overseas alternatives, Bloomberg reports. Overall option implied volatility of 27 is near its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
07:47 EDTACTPfizer looking at new targets, including Actavis, Bloomberg reports
While it weighs another attempt to acquire AstraZeneca (AZN), Pfizer is considering other overseas alternatives, including Actavis (ACT), Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Pfizer prefers to reach a deal with AstraZeneca, and a move on another company is unlikely "anytime soon," Bloomberg adds, citing its sources. Shares of Actavis are rising 3%, or $6.65, to $230.01 in pre-market trading, while AstraZeneca is up 2% to $72.59. Reference Link
07:38 EDTACTSupernus announces paragraph IV Abbreviated NDA filing for Trokendi XR
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August 20, 2014
12:06 EDTNVSNovartis treatment for pigmented villonodular synovitis gets orphan designation
According to a post on the FDA's website, Novartis' recombinant human monoclonal antibody of the IgG1 kappa class against human macrophage colony-stimulating factor received orphan designation. Reference Link
05:17 EDTNVSNovartis provides drug candidate compounds to TB Alliance
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August 19, 2014
11:18 EDTACTDepomed announces favorable ruling in Gralise case
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10:32 EDTACTDepomed higher after favorable ruling in Gralise case
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07:26 EDTACTActavis confirms positive results from RECLAIM pivotal Phase III studies
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05:11 EDTNVSGamida Cell announces investment, option agreement with Novartis
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