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December 19, 2012
13:32 EDTAMGNAmgen finalizes $762M agreement to settle federal investigations
Amgen announced it has finalized a settlement agreement with the U.S. government, 49 states and the District of Columbia related to previously disclosed investigations. Amgen will pay approximately $612M to resolve its civil liability related to certain promotional practices related to the drugs Aranesp, EPOGEN, NEUPOGEN, Neulasta, Enbrel and Sensipar as alleged in the unsealed qui tam complaints and $150M to resolve its criminal liability relating to the marketing of Aranesp, and the $762M agreement is covered by a 3Q11 charge. The company also entered into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As part of the agreement, Amgen has pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of misbranding Aranesp by promoting it in a way that was different from the dosages in the label. The plea was entered yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and was accepted today by the same court.
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September 2, 2014
08:21 EDTAMGNAmgen submitts MAA to EMA for evolocumab
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08:20 EDTAMGNAmgen submits application to EMA for talimogene laherparepvec
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08:01 EDTAMGNAmgen price target raised to $153 from $140 at Leerink
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August 31, 2014
12:50 EDTAMGNEuropean Society of Cardiology to hold a conference
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August 28, 2014
09:18 EDTAMGNAmgen anounces Evolocumab YUKAWA-2 study meets co-primary endpoints
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09:04 EDTAMGNAmgen submits evolocumab BLA to FDA
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August 27, 2014
09:20 EDTAMGNFDA grants Amgen priority review designation for ivabradine
Amgen announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review designation for ivabradine for the treatment of chronic heart failure. Ivabradine is an oral drug that inhibits the If current in the sinoatrial node, the body's cardiac pacemaker. The New Drug Application is based on global clinical trial data from the Phase 3 SHIFT, or Systolic Heart failure treatment with the If inhibitor ivabradine Trial), study. The SHIFT study compared ivabradine to placebo on top of standard-of-care therapies, including beta-blockers, in more than 6,500 patients in sinus rhythm with reduced left ventricular function and heart rate greater than 70 beats per minute.
August 26, 2014
11:21 EDTAMGNAmgen added to short term buy list at Deutsche Bank
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August 25, 2014
16:17 EDTAMGNWestern Digital CFO Leyden to retire, Olivier Leonetti to succeed
Western Digital (WDC) announced that CFO Tim Leyden is retiring. He is being succeeded by Olivier Leonetti, who has served as vice president, finance at Amgen (AMGN) from 2011. Leyden will remain with the company through January 2015 in a transition role and advisory capacity to president and chief executive officer Steve Milligan and to Leonetti for an interim period to ensure a smooth transition. The changes are effective as of September 8.

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