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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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August 19, 2014
05:11 EDTAMGNGamida Cell announces investment, option agreement with Novartis
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August 18, 2014
17:25 EDTAMGNAmgen announces AMG 416 study met its primary and all secondary endpoints
Amgen announced that a second placebo-controlled Phase 3 study evaluating AMG 416 for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism, SHPT, in patients with chronic kidney disease,CKD, receiving hemodialysis, met its primary and all secondary endpoints. "The results from this second Phase 3 study help to confirm that AMG 416 could become an important new treatment option for dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism," said Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "Despite the variety of options available for the treatment of this disease, an unmet need remains for an intravenous therapy that can be administered along with hemodialysis. We look forward to sharing results of a head-to-head study evaluating AMG 416 compared to cinacalcet next year."
August 15, 2014
06:54 EDTAMGNAmgen shares should 'grind higher' this year, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital expects Amgen shares to "grind higher" this year driven by a greater appreciation of pipeline programs, the Analyst Day on October 28, an expected filing of the PCSK-9 program soon, and positive Ph iiB anti-CGRP migraine data expected year-end. Shares are Outperform rated.
August 14, 2014
12:01 EDTAMGNThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Rackspace (RAX), Finisar (FNSR), Amgen (AMGN), Ally Financial (ALLY), and AstraZeneca (AZN). INCREASED STAKES: Dollar General (DG) and Dow Chemical (DOW). DECREASED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Hertz (HTZ), T-Mobile (TMUS) and Intrexon (XON). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Google Class A (GOOGL), Verizon (VZ) and Mondelez (MDLZ).
11:52 EDTAMGNThird Point discloses new stakes in Finisar, Amgen, Ally Financial
August 13, 2014
18:55 EDTAMGNOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Aspen Technology (AZPN), up almost 3% after reporting better than expected Q4 results and giving Q1 and FY15 guidance on its earnings conference call. ALSO HIGHER: Kindred Healthcare (KND), up more than 1% after Point72 reported a 5.1% passive stake in the company. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Cisco Systems (CSCO), down 1.2% after reporting Q4 results, giving Q1 guidance, and announcing that it is cutting 8% of its workforce... Noodles & Company (NDLS), down 21.2% after reporting Q2 results and "tempering" its FY14 outlook... Conatus Pharmaceuticals (CNAT), down 13.6% after reporting Q2 results and announcing it is deferring the results of its NAFLD/NASH clinical trial to 1Q15. ALSO LOWER: Amgen (AMGN), down 2.15% after announcing the Phase 3 Kyprolis FOCUS clinical trial did not meet its primary endpoint.
16:17 EDTAMGNAmgen issues voluntary recall of Aranesp prefilled syringes in several countries
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16:09 EDTAMGNAmgen slips lower after hours, levels to watch
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16:04 EDTAMGNAmgen says Phase 3 clinical trial FOCUS did not meet primary endpoint
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