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March 14, 2014
14:18 EDTCELGCelgene lower after U.K. draft guidance on Revlimid use
Shares of drug maker Celgene (CELG) are sinking after a U.K. guidance body refused, in a preliminary decision, to recommend expanded use of the company's Revlimid drug in the country. WHAT'S NEW: The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, or NICE, declined to recommend the use of Revlimid by multiple myeloma patients who had been treated one time with another drug, bortezomib. Instead, NICE will recommend that Revlimid only be given to patients who have received two or more prior therapies, the regulator stated. Celgene failed to present data comparing the effectiveness of Revlimid to other drugs, and it is unclear if Revlimid is as effective as giving patients a second round of bortezomib, NICE stated. Additionally, Celgene's own model showed that the drug would not be cost effective at this stage, NICE added. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Wells Fargo analyst Dr. Brian Abrahams wrote that the weakness in Celgene's stock today may also have been triggered by the scheduling of a hearing in a patent case on April 29, which was earlier than previously expected. However, the scheduling of the hearing was known two days ago, the analyst stated. The hearing could be important in judging how long Celgene will have exclusive rights to Revlimid, but the outcome will not be known for another year or more, the analyst believes. Abrahams also said the U.K.'s decision is not significant, since the country is more stringent than other nations in these matters. The country is likely to change its decision in the future, based on data from a study of Revlimid, according to the analyst. Abrahams recommended that investors buy Celgene shares on today's weakness and added the stock to the firm's Priority Stock List. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, Celgene fell $5.44, or 3.5%, to $150.56.
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January 23, 2015
07:21 EDTCELGCelgene receives positive CHMP opinion for ABRAXANE
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January 21, 2015
08:36 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $139 from $115 at RW Baird
Baird raised its price target on Celgene to $139 from $115 following last week's guidance from the company. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating on Celgene shares.
January 16, 2015
09:11 EDTCELGCelgene says oral Otezla approved by European Commission in 2 indications
Celgene International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for OTEZLA, the company’s oral selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4, in two therapeutic indications: For the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adult patients who failed to respond to or who have a contraindication to, or are intolerant to other systemic therapy including cyclosporine, methotrexate or psoralen and ultraviolet-A light. Alone or in combination with Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in adult patients who have had an inadequate response or who have been intolerant to a prior DMARD therapy. The marketing authorization is based on efficacy and safety data from two Phase III programs, ESTEEM AND PALACE, which demonstrate a maintained clinical response among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treated with OTEZLA through 52 weeks, across multiple endpoints. The EC decision follows the positive opinion issued by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use in November 2014.12 OTEZLA will be launched in the European Union in the coming months in accordance with local requirements.
January 15, 2015
07:59 EDTCELGAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology to hold a symposium
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January 13, 2015
16:00 EDTCELGOptions Update; January 13, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 66c to 34.42. Option volume leaders: AAPL JNJ CELG WFM TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD according to Track Data.
12:48 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:36 EDTCELGActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL AMD AA TWTR GILD C CELG TSLA GOOG
07:43 EDTCELGCelgene price target raised to $142 from $109 at Bernstein
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07:24 EDTCELGCelgene 2015 guidance conservative, says Cantor
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