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April 11, 2012
06:55 EDTSHPGY, SHPGY, SHPGY, INFI, INFI, INFI, AMGN, AMGN, AMGN, LXRX, LXRX, LXRX, ZGNX, ZGNX, ZGNX, EPCT, EPCT, EPCT, MRK, MRK, MRK, BIIB, BIIB, BIIB, AZN, AZN, AZN, GSK, GSK, GSK, CELG, CELG, CELG, KFY, KFY, KFYElsevier Business Intelligence to host a conference
Pharmaceutical Strategic Outlook: Biopharma Strategic Dealmaking Conference is being held in New York on April 11-13 with pre-conference workshops being held on April 11 and the conference starting on April 12 at 8 am.
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April 8, 2014
11:03 EDTGSK, AMGN, MRK, AZNPiper Jaffray's biopharm analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Biopharm Analyst Schimmer discusses PCSK9 Inhibitors and other atherosclerosis approaches on an Analyst/Industry conference call. Relevant companies AEGR, ALNY, AMGN, ARNA, AZN, BMY, CBST, LLY, ESPR, GSK, ICPT, ISIS, MNKD, MRK, OREX, PFE, REGN, RHHBY, SNY and VVUS may be included on the Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 10 at 3 pm.
08:46 EDTGSKTeva announces first approval, launch of generic Lovaza capsules in the U.S.
Teva (TEVA) announces the approval of the generic equivalent to Lovaza in the United States. Teva believes it is first-to-file and thus far is the only company to receive an approval from FDA. Teva plans to commence shipping immediately. Lovaza Capsules, marketed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), had annual sales of approximately $1.1B in the United States, according to IMS data as of December 2013.
07:35 EDTLXRXNeedham to hold a conference
Life Sciences Conference is being held in New York on April 8-9.
07:22 EDTBIIB, GSKCaSA-ISPE to hold a conference
21st Annual Lilfe Sciences Technology Conference is being held in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 8.
April 7, 2014
16:34 EDTAZNMyriad Genetics submits premarket approval to FDA for BRACAnalysis
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16:15 EDTZGNXZogenix files suit against Massachusetts to block ban of Zohydro ER
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14:18 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline reports 14.1% stake in Applied Genetic Technologies
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08:09 EDTMRKAlnylam's McSwiggen patent upheld in European opposition proceedings
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07:27 EDTAZN, MRKAmerican Association of Cancer Research to hold annual meeting
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05:48 EDTAZNMyriad Genetics submits premarket approval to FDA for BRACAnalysis
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April 6, 2014
16:23 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline investigates bribery allegations in Iraq, WSJ says
GlaxoSmithKline is investigating allegations of bribery by employees in Iraq, says the Wall Street Journal, citing emails reviewed by the publication. Reference Link
13:37 EDTMRKMerck presents findings on clinical outcomes following treatment with MK-3475
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April 4, 2014
10:45 EDTCELGMylan rises despite Meda rejecting takeover offer
Mylan (MYL) shares are higher this morning following a Financial Times report of its desire to buy Swedish rival Meda. Subsequent to the story being published, Meda confirmed it had been in talks with Mylan but rejected the company's takeover offer. WHAT'S NEW: The Financial Times reported that Mylan was considering buying Meda, a Swedish drugmaker, in a deal that would create a $23B+ pharmaceuticals business. Mylan reportedly hired advisers to put a deal together for Meda, and though the value of a deal was not noted, sources said Mylan was likely to pay a "significant" premium to Meda's market value, which was $4.5B at the end of trading on Thursday. Mylan's market value currently stands at $18.5B. A combination of the drugmakers would create a company with annual revenues of around $9B, the FT said, noting that would be half the size of generic drug rival Teva (TEVA). WHAT'S NOTABLE: Meda's board of directors confirmed that it was contacted by Mylan regarding a proposal to merge the companies, but the board decided to reject the proposal. Meda said all discussions between the company and Mylan have been terminated "without further actions." ANALYST REACTION: Citigroup upgraded Mylan to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target on the stock to $61 from $52 this morning. The firm cited potential operational and tax benefits from an acquisition of Meda, stating that in addition to expanding Mylan's geographic presence, the deal would increase its presence in specialty, OTC and branded generics. OTHER NEWS: Mylan sued Celgene (CELG) to block that company's efforts to keep generic versions of Revlimid and Thalomid off the market, Reuters reported. PRICE ACTION: Mylan shares are up $2.98, or 5.98%, to $52.84 in mid-morning trading.
09:02 EDTAMGNAmgen announces analysis results of Phase 3 trial of talimogene laherparepvec
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08:07 EDTMRKMerck, Ferring announce collaboration with WHO
Merck and Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced their collaboration with the World Health Organization to advance a new, proprietary formulation of carbetocin, used to prevent excessive bleeding in women after childbirth, that is designed to be stable at room temperature, even in hot and tropical climates. Currently, oxytocin, the standard medicine administered for the prevention of excessive bleeding, is temperature-sensitive and requires sustained cold distribution and storage in hot climates. The WHO will conduct a multi-country clinical study to evaluate the effectiveness of room-temperature-stable carbetocin, as compared to oxytocin. The development of a medicine that can be stored at room temperature has the potential to significantly improve management of bleeding following childbirth in the many areas of the world where cold storage is difficult to achieve and maintain, and thereby help reduce maternal deaths in those areas. Starting this year, the study will take place in 12 countries around the world and enroll approximately 29,000 women. If the results of the study are positive, the organizations will work together with the aim of making the medicine available in developing countries that have a high burden of maternal mortality at an affordable and sustainable public-sector price.
06:49 EDTCELGMylan sues Celgene for blocking Thalomid, Revlimid generics, Reuters says
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06:29 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline cuts China employees amid probe, WSJ reports
According to a source, as it deals with a bribery probe in Beijing, GlaxoSmithKline is cutting employees in China, the Wall Street Journal reports. It is unclear how many of Glaxo's 7,000 employees in China have been let go. Reference Link
April 3, 2014
09:37 EDTAMGN, GSKAmgen to pay GlaxoSmithKline $275M to terminate denosumab collaboration pact
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08:27 EDTAMGNLeerink's biotech analyst holds a dinner meeting update
Biotech Analyst Liang holds an update from the AACR's Annual Meeting to discuss some of the presentations including PFE/AMGN's Palbociclib, PBYI/PFE's Neratinib, as well as other new agents for breast cancer from LLY, MDVN and CLDX, in San Diego on April 7 at 9 pm.
06:28 EDTCELGAtopic dermatitis could bring upside to Regeneron, Celgene, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes Regeneron's (REGN) dupilumab and Celgene's (CELG) Otezla for atopic dermatitis are being overlooked by investors and could provide upside for both names. Citi believes both drugs have good efficacy but adds that dupilumab is more advanced. The firm has a Buy rating on both stocks.
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