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June 16, 2014
07:33 EDTBIIB, ABBVBiogen, 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.
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September 2, 2014
07:12 EDTABBVCredit Suisse names its Top U.S. Pharmaceutical picks for 2H
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06:36 EDTABBVMedtronic, AbbVie reimburse executives for inversion-triggered taxes, WSJ says
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August 31, 2014
13:41 EDTBIIBCitigroup to hold a conference
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August 27, 2014
09:08 EDTBIIBNektar 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 EDTBIIBNICE 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 EDTBIIBBiogen added to short term buy list at Deutsche Bank
August 22, 2014
12:39 EDTBIIBThese 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 EDTABBVDEA 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 EDTABBVGilead 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.

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