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December 10, 2012
15:31 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline and Cancer Research Center to develop FSHD therapeutics
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced a partnership to develop therapeutics to treat an inherited form of muscular dystrophy. The goal of the new agreement is to develop a small-molecule-based medicine to potentially reverse facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, by inhibiting the activity of a protein that is incorrectly expressed by the DUX4 gene in people with the disease. The protein activity is what damages muscle cells and leads to progressive muscle weakness and atrophy in FSHD patients. The genetic and disease mechanisms of FSHD were discovered by an international team of scientists led by Stephen Tapscott, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Fred Hutch Human Biology Division, in a series of studies published between 2010 and early 2012. Tapscott will lead the Fred Hutch work in the GSK collaboration.
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November 27, 2015
08:00 EDTGSKGlaxo has cut 40% of China sales reps in wake of scandal, Reuters reports
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07:34 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline starts phase III study of sirukumab in Giant Cell Arteritis
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November 25, 2015
11:29 EDTGSKStudy says Valeant, others exploding dermatology drug prices, WSJ reports
The JAMA Dermatology journal published a new study that found that retail prices of 19 dermatologic prescription drugs increased fivefold on average between 2009 and 2015, reported The Wall Street Journal. Targretin, marketed by Valeant (VRX), jumped to $30,320 this year from $15,708 last year and $1,687 in 2009, the study found, but "It's not just Valeant," said lead author Miranda Rosenberg. Prices for drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis (NVS) at least doubled or tripled over the same time frame, the report noted. Reference Link
November 24, 2015
11:16 EDTGSKAdaptimmune initiates Phase I/II trial of affinity enhanced T-cell therapy
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November 23, 2015
08:08 EDTGSKIdera Pharmaceuticals announces partnership with GSK
Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA) announced it has entered into an exclusive worldwide collaboration and license agreement with GSK (GSK) to research, develop and commercialize selected molecules from Idera's 3rd generation antisense platform for the treatment of selected targets in renal disease. Under the terms of the agreement, Idera is eligible to receive approximately $100M in development and regulatory milestone payments, including a $2.5M upfront payment. Additionally, Idera is eligible to receive royalties on all sales upon commercialization at varying rates up to five percent on annual net sales in excess of $500M.
November 18, 2015
08:11 EDTGSKIMS Health forecasts global drug spending to increase 30% by 2020 to $1.4T
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