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June 10, 2014
11:22 EDTNVS, ACT, AGNAllergan Latisse patents found invalid by appeals court
The U.S. court of appeals for the federal circuit overturned a lower court ruling related to Allergan's (AGN) patents for Latisse, a treatment for eyelash loss. Several companies, including Actavis (ACT) and Novartis' (NVS) Sandoz unit, appealed a lower court ruling that said they'd infringed Allergan's patents. The appeals court sided with the appealing companies and reversed the district court's findings with respect to the validity of the patents held by Allergan and Duke University. Reference Link
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May 21, 2015
05:19 EDTNVSNovartis Afinitor extended PFS in Phase III trial in GI or lung origin NET
Novartis announced that the Phase III study of Afinitor tablets plus best supportive care in patients with advanced nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumors, or NET, of gastrointestinal, or GI, or lung origin met its primary endpoint: significant extension of progression-free survival, or PFS, compared to placebo plus best supportive care. The RADIANT-4 study is part of one of the largest clinical trial programs in NET.
May 20, 2015
11:36 EDTNVSNovartis says COPD programs met endpoints in Phase III study
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May 19, 2015
08:57 EDTNVSLeerink biotech analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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06:55 EDTNVSGenocea could be takeover target after data, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff expects Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) will report positive Phase II GEN-003 post-immunization results late in Q2. GEN-003 is a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes targeting Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2. Positive GEN-003 data could position Genocea as a potential acquisition target by a larger vaccine player, Tenthoff tells investors today in a research note. Large vaccine makers include Sanofi (SNY), Merck (MRK), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer (PFE) and Novartis (NVS). The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Genocea with a $14 price target. Shares of the clinical-stage vaccine developer with a $227M market capitalization closed yesterday up 83c to $10.22.
May 18, 2015
12:29 EDTNVSCorium announces publication of data for needle-free transdermal flu vaccine
Corium International announced the publication of "promising" data on the use of its needle-free transdermal system to deliver influenza vaccine in the June 9 issue of Vaccine. The manuscript, entitled "Fabrication of cell culture-derived influenza vaccine dissolvable microstructures and evaluation of immunogenicity in guinea pigs," details results of a preclinical study conducted by Novartis Vaccines (NVS) and Corium. The results demonstrate the compatibility of Corium's MicroCor needle-free transdermal system with cell culture-derived influenza vaccines, and establish its potential as a next-generation vaccine delivery system, the company said.
11:21 EDTACTAckman sold out of Actavis stake after Q1 report, NY Post says
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08:01 EDTACTActavis launches Namzaric to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's
Actavis announced that NAMZARIC, a once-daily, fixed-dose combination of memantine hydrochloride extended-release, and donepezil hydrochloride, is now available to patients and healthcare professionals across the United States. NAMZARIC was approved by the FDA in December for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease in patients stabilized on memantine hydrochloride and donepezil hydrochloride.
07:38 EDTNVSNovartis outlook has improved, says Bernstein
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07:22 EDTACTUBS to hold a conference
Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 18 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:15 EDTACTPhysician feedback on Actavis Eluxadoline positive, says RBC Capital
After conducting a survey, RBC Capital says that physician enthusiasm about Actavis' Eluxadoline is high ahead of its expected early 2016 launch. The firm thinks the drug could be an important P&L driver for the company and keeps a Top Pick rating on the shares.
06:58 EDTACTActavis CEO says chances of Pfizer offer are 'unlikely', Financial Times says
Actavis (ACT) CEO Brent Saunders said the chances of Pfizer (PFE) making an offer are "incredibly unlikely," reports the Financial Times. Saunders said he has heard the gossip that Actavis could become a takeover target for a larger group, but he spends "zero time thinking about it." Reference Link
May 15, 2015
17:15 EDTACTPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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17:03 EDTACTPershing Square gives quarterly update on stakes
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14:51 EDTACTMylan ANDA for generic version of Lexapro approved by FDA
The ANDA from Mylan (MYL) for a generic version of Escitalopram Oxalate, which is sold under the trade name Lexapro by Actavis' (ACT) Forest Labs, was approved by the FDA on May 14, according to a post to the regulator's site. Reference Link
12:13 EDTACTThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
10:29 EDTAGNAmerican Urological Association to hold an annual meeting
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09:31 EDTNVSAmerican Thoracic Society to hold a conference
ATS 2015 Conference is being held in Denver on May 15-20.
09:29 EDTACTActavis: Warner Chilcott has held talks with DOJ over sales tactics, WSJ says
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08:30 EDTACTActavis price target raised to $360 from $325 at Susquehanna
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May 13, 2015
16:39 EDTACTAdamas Pharmaceuticals sees Namzaric launching in coming months
During its Q1 earnings report, Adamas (ADMS) stated, "In the coming months, we look forward to expanding our wholly-owned product pipeline with the initiation of a phase 2 clinical trial of ADS-5102 for a second CNS-related indication, completing enrollment in one of two ongoing phase 3 trials assessing ADS-5102 for the treatment of LID, and the U.S. launch of Namzaric by our collaborator, Actavis (ACT)."
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