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January 29, 2014
05:34 EDTPFE, BAYRY, MRKFDA: Bayer's Aleve may carry lower cardiac risk than others, WSJ reports
The FDA says that a review of popular painkillers found that naproxen, sold as Aleve by Bayer, may carry a lower cardiac risk than similar painkilling drugs, reports the Wall Street Journal.Reference Link
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April 27, 2015
17:13 EDTMRKMerck announces Januvia study achieved primary endpoint
Merck announced that the trial evaluating cardiovascular outcomes with Sitagliptin, or TECOS, of Merck's DPP-4 inhibitor, Januvia, or sitagliptin, achieved its primary endpoint of non-inferiority for the composite cardiovascular endpoint. Among secondary endpoints, there was no increase in hospitalization for heart failure in the sitagliptin group versus placebo. The complete results of TECOS will be presented on June 8 at the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. TECOS was an event-driven trial conducted in adults with type 2 diabetes and a history of cardiovascular disease. The study was designed to assess the CV safety of long-term treatment with Januvia as part of usual diabetes care compared with usual care without Januvia. The primary endpoint was the composite of time to the first of any of the following confirmed events: cardiovascular-related death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or unstable angina requiring hospitalization. TECOS enrolled 14,724 participants from 38 countries between December 2008 and July 2012. The median patient follow-up was approximately three years.
15:04 EDTPFE, MRKNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:41 EDTPFEEarnings Watch: Pfizer up over 6% since its last earnings report
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13:43 EDTMRKEarnings Watch: Merck shares lower by about 5.6% since last earnings report
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12:47 EDTPFEPfizer technical comments before earnings
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09:37 EDTMRKBarclays healthcare analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:03 EDTPFEChina Jo-Jo Drugstore signs incentive agreement with Pfizer subsidiary
China Jo-Jo Drugstores (CJJD) announced its subsidiary, Hangzhou Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy Chain, has signed a new sales incentive agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceutical, a wholly owned subsidiary in China of Pfizer (PFE). The Agreement illustrated specific approaches and conditions of Jiuzhou Pharmacy's collaboration with Wyeth, including sales targets, promotional incentive to consumers, products and pricing methods. In return, Wyeth will fully support Jiuzhou Pharmacy with priority delivery, favorable purchase prices and promotional activities.
08:41 EDTPFETelegraph discusses potential takeover of GSK by Pfizer
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06:19 EDTPFE, MRKPharmceutical companies buy drugs and raises prices, WSJ reports
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April 24, 2015
07:58 EDTMRKMerck May weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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05:35 EDTMRKMerck Phase 3 C-EDGE program shows high sustained virologic responses
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April 23, 2015
16:39 EDTMRKACETO subsidiary to launch Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution
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05:40 EDTMRKMerck announces results from C-SURFER Phase 2/3 study
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April 22, 2015
12:49 EDTBAYRYEU proposes new law that allows states to ban biotech crops, WSJ reports
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08:18 EDTMRKOrganovo enters into a collaboration agreement with Merck Sharp and Dohme
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07:07 EDTBAYRYEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASL will be held in Vienna, Austria on April 22-26.
April 21, 2015
10:01 EDTPFEPfizer receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation for Xalkori
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08:30 EDTMRKMerck reaffirms commitment to developing medicines for infectious diseases
Merck reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to discovering and developing novel medicines in the global fight against infectious diseases, including infections caused by resistant bacteria and other pathogens. At this year’s 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April 25-28 in Copenhagen, Denmark, researchers are scheduled to present more than 30 scientific data presentations on the company’s broad portfolio of marketed and investigational anti-infective medicines. Merck completed its acquisition of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on Jan. 21, 2015, and continues to build on both companies’ work in infectious disease. Antimicrobial research remains an important area of focus. In addition to a combined portfolio of antibiotic and antifungal medicines, vaccines, and medicines for HIV and HCV, Merck has multiple programs that span discovery through late-stage development. In total, Merck currently has more than 15 ongoing clinical trials evaluating antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral agents for the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. These trials are projected to enroll approximately 8,000 patients.
08:18 EDTPFEPain Therapeutics resumes responsibility for Remoxy
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08:06 EDTPFEPfizer says Phase 3 inotuzumab ozogamicin study met first primary endpoint
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