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June 24, 2014
16:47 EDTBMYBristol-Myers says Phase 3 study of nivolumab versus dacarbazine stopped early
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that a randomized blinded comparative Phase 3 study evaluating nivolumab versus dacarbazine in patients with previously untreated BRAF wild-type advanced melanoma was stopped early because an analysis conducted by the independent Data Monitoring Committee showed evidence of superior overall survival in patients receiving nivolumab compared to the control arm. Patients in the trial will be unblinded and allowed to cross over to nivolumab. The company will share these data with health authorities. “The outcome of CheckMate -066 is an important milestone in the field of immuno-oncology as it represents the first well-controlled, randomized Phase 3 trial of an investigational PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor to demonstrate an overall survival benefit,” said Michael Giordano, MD, Head of Oncology Development. “Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to continuing to lead advances in immuno-oncology and to executing our strategy to provide patients with the best opportunity to achieve the potential for long term survival.” CheckMate -066 investigators have been informed of the decision to stop the blinded comparative portion of the trial. Bristol-Myers Squibb will ensure that patients are informed of the opportunity to continue or start treatment with nivolumab in an open-label extension as part of the company’s commitment to characterize long-term survival. The study, which was designed in consultation with the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, was primarily conducted in countries where DTIC is a commonly-used treatment in the first-line setting, including Canada, but not at U.S. trial sites. The company will complete a full evaluation of the final CheckMate -066 data and work with investigators on the future presentation and publication of the results.
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October 1, 2014
08:14 EDTBMYPortola announces Phase 3 ANNEXA study met primary, secondary endpoints
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07:52 EDTBMYJ&J purchase of Alios an incremental negative for Achillion, says UBS
UBS views Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) purchase of Alios as an incremental negative for Achillion (ACHN), as it implies there is now one less potential buyer of the company. However, the firm still thinks ACH-3422 will have considerable strategic value after data is reported and that other HCV players such as AbbVie (ABBV) and Bristol-Myers (BMY) are likely to be interested. UBS maintains its Buy rating and $15 price target on Achillion.
September 30, 2014
17:02 EDTBMYBristol-Myers to transfer $1.4B in U.S. pension obligations to Prudential
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16:39 EDTBMYCMS discloses drug makers' payments to doctors, WSJ says
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September 29, 2014
08:22 EDTBMYBristol-Myers says EMA validates MAA for Nivolumab in NSCLC
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the European Medicines Agency has validated for review the Marketing Authorization Application for nivolumab in non-small cell lung cancer– the first completed regulatory submission for a PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor in this tumor type. The MAA submitted to the EMA in lung cancer is based on data from the Phase 2 study of nivolumab in third-line pre-treated squamous cell NSCLC. In addition to the MAA for lung cancer in the E.U., the company previously announced that it has initiated a rolling submission with the FDA for Opdivo in third-line pre-treated squamous cell NSCLC and expects to complete the submission by year-end.
07:26 EDTBMYInforma Business Information to hold a conference
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05:32 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces positive Phase 3 data for Opdivo
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September 26, 2014
16:20 EDTBMYBristol-Myers announces multiple regulatory milestones for Opdivo in U.S., EU
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September 23, 2014
12:10 EDTBMYBristol-Myers to build 650,000 square foot campus in Lawrenceville, NJ
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September 22, 2014
07:21 EDTBMYEBD Group to hold a conference
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September 17, 2014
07:43 EDTBMYBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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