|June 16, 2014|
|07:33 EDT||BIIB, ABBV||Biogen, AbbVie announce results from Phase 3 DECIDE clinical trial|
Biogen (BIIB) and AbbVie (ABBV) announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 DECIDE clinical trial, designed to evaluate the superiority of once-monthly, subcutaneous daclizumab high-yield process when compared to intramuscular interferon beta-1a as a potential treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Results showed that DAC HYP was superior on the study’s primary endpoint, demonstrating a statistically significant 45% reduction in annualized relapse rate compared to IFN beta-1a. AbbVie Chief Scientific Officer Michael Severino said, "The positive results in the DECIDE study represent achievement of an important milestone in the development of DAC HYP as a potential new treatment option for MS patients. Together, the companies are committed to working with regulatory agencies on filing plans for DAC HYP.” Biogen Idec and AbbVie plan to work with regulatory agencies to determine appropriate timelines for filing.
News For BIIB;ABBV From The Last 14 Days
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|August 27, 2014|
|09:08 EDT||BIIB||Nektar could see $100M in revenue from Baxter drug, says Roth Capital|
Roth Capital believes that Baxter's (BAX) BAX-855 drug delivered compelling Phase III data, and the firm expects the drug to compete effectively against Biogen's (BIIB) Eloctate. Roth expects BAX-855 to launch in 1Q16 and believes it could generate up to $100M in annual revenue for Nektar. The firm keeps a $21 price target and Buy rating on Nektar.
|08:21 EDT||BIIB||NICE recommends Tecfidera for multiple sclerosis|
Dimethyl fumarate is recommended as a possible treatment for people with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that isn't highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence stated in guidance posted to its website. Reference Link
|August 26, 2014|
|11:21 EDT||BIIB||Biogen added to short term buy list at Deutsche Bank|
|August 22, 2014|
|12:39 EDT||BIIB||These five companies will benefit from increased ALS awareness, MarketWatch says|
A recent surge in funding for Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, caused by the Ice Bucket challenge that is widespread on social media outlets, will benefit five pharmaceutical companies that are involved in the development of a cure for ALS, according to MarketWatch. The companies that are or have been involved in developing a treatment for ALS include Biogen Idec (BIIB), Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR), Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), Sanofi (SNY), and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), MarketWatch added. Reference Link
|August 21, 2014|
|15:16 EDT||ABBV||DEA 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
|07:57 EDT||ABBV||Gilead HCV risks overblown, says Bernstein |
Bernstein believes that investors are concerned about upcoming competition to Gilead's (GILD) HCV drug from AbbVie's (ABBV) HCV treatment. But Bernstein says that insurers can only prevent 16% of the U.S. population from receiving Gilead's drug, and the firm does not expect the HCV market share dynamics to change in the near-term. It keeps an Outperform rating on Gilead.
|August 15, 2014|
|18:35 EDT||BIIB||Biogen PLEGRIDY approved in U.S. for treatment of multiple sclerosis|
Biogen Idec announced that the FDA has approved PLEGRIDY, a new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, or RMS. PLEGRIDY is dosed once every two weeks and can be administered subcutaneously with the PLEGRIDY PEN, a new, ready-to-use autoinjector, or a prefilled syringe. The FDA approval of PLEGRIDY is based on results from one of the largest pivotal studies of beta interferon conducted, ADVANCE, which involved more than 1,500 MS patients.
|07:01 EDT||BIIB||Isis Pharmaceuticals earns $2M from advancement of ISIS-SMN from Biogen |
Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS) announced that it has earned a $2M milestone payment from Biogen (BIIB) related to the advancement of the ongoing open-label extension study of ISIS-SMNRx in children with spinal muscular atrophy.