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May 21, 2014
11:09 EDTBMY, ABBV, MRK, GILDGilead sees new pushback over price of hepatitis C drug
An insurance trade group harshly criticized Gilead (GILD) for charging too much for its hepatits C drug, while Florida has reportedly restricted the ability of Medicaid recipients to receive the drug. WHAT'S NEW: The price that Gilead is charging for its HCV treatment Sovaldi is "astronomical," America's Health Insurance Plans stated on its blog yesterday. The drug has shown "tremendous results" and is the "kind of medical innovation we need to sustain," but the price is not sustainable for consumers or society and is the result of Gilead taking "advantage of a lack of competition," according to the group, which represents the health insurance industry. Meanwhile, Florida has restricted the ability of Medicaid patients in the state to access Sovaldi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported in a note to investors earlier today. The firm wrote that Florida's decision supports its thesis that payers will increasingly limit access to expensive drugs. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In late March, shares of Gilead fell after three Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce said they were concerned about the price the company is charging for Sovaldi. In a letter to Gilead's CEO, the House members stated that reports have indicated that Gilead plans to charge $84,000 per treatment for Sovaldi and that they were concerned that the drug would not be able to cure patients if it cannot be afforded. Sovaldi's costs are likely to be too high for many patients, including those with both public and private insurance, the lawmakers contended, adding that the FDA's decision to speed the approval of Sovaldi makes the high price of the drug even more problematic. They requested that the company provide more information about its methodology for determining Sovaldi's prices and they sought information about any discounts the company is providing to low income patients. Other companies that are developing HCV drugs include AbbVie (ABBV), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), and Merck (MRK). PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Gilead rose 24c, or 0.3%, to $81.38. Over the last three months, Gilead shares are down about 1.5%.
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December 8, 2014
16:24 EDTMRKAmgen initiates new combination trial for talimogene laherparepvec with KEYTRUDA
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16:00 EDTGILDOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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13:32 EDTBMYPfizer, Bristol-Myers announce results of human study on Eliquis
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) and Pfizer (PFE) announced results of the first human study evaluating the reversal of the anticoagulant effect of Eliquis by 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrates in healthy subjects. The study results demonstrated that both PCCs, Sanquin’s Cofact and CSL Behring’s Beriplex P/N reversed the steady-state pharmacodynamic effects of Eliquis in several coagulation assessments, including endogenous thrombin potential. The full data will be presented today during the Antithrombotic Therapy: Anticoagulant Therapy session at the 56th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Francisco, CA. The study was an open label, randomized, placebo-controlled, three-period crossover study in 15 healthy, adult subjects. Within each period, subjects received Eliquis 10 mg twice daily. On day four, three hours after Eliquis administration, subjects received a 30-minute infusion of 4-factor PCCs, either 50 IU/kg Cofact or Beriplex P/N, or an equivalent volume of saline solution. The effect of Cofact and Beriplex P/N on the pharmacodynamics of Eliquis was based upon changes in endogenous thrombin potential, a measure of thrombin-mediated coagulation. Treatment periods were separated by an 11-day washout, after which the alternate treatment was administered. In this study, no serious adverse events, bleeding-related events or signs of thrombosis were reported with Eliquis administration with or without PCC treatment. Overall, these data demonstrate that Cofact and Beriplex P/N reversed the steady-state pharmacodynamic effects of Eliquis as measured by ETP and support further evaluation of PCCs in the management of patients treated with Eliquis who require reversal of its anticoagulant effect.
13:12 EDTMRKMerck paid full price but made good deal for Cubist, says UBS
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12:40 EDTMRKOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:25 EDTMRKAntibiotic makers rise after Merck agrees to buy Cubist
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10:02 EDTGILDGilead presents follow-up data from Zydelig registrational studies
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08:30 EDTMRKMerck says deals with Cubist includes $250M break-up fee clause
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08:21 EDTMRKMerck says looked at all risks, including patent litgation, before Cubist deal
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08:11 EDTMRKCubist volatility elevated into Merck acquiring for $8.4B in cash
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08:08 EDTMRKMerck says about $9.5B of debt to be issued related to Cubist deal
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07:35 EDTMRKAdvaxis reports FDA acceptance of IND application for ADXS-PSA combination trial
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07:13 EDTMRKMerck to host conference call
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07:01 EDTMRKMerck to acquire Cubist for $102 per share in cash, or $9.5B
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07:00 EDTMRKMerck to acquire Cubist for $102 per share in cash
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05:53 EDTBMYStocks with implied volatility movement; BSX BMY
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December 7, 2014
16:29 EDTMRKMerck in discussions to buy Cubist for $7B, Bloomberg reports
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14:10 EDTBMYAmerican Society of Hematology to hold a meeting
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13:06 EDTBMYBMY announces positive results in Phase 1b trial evaluating Opdivo
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12:58 EDTMRKMerck presents KEYTRUDA data at ASH
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