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September 2, 2014
09:41 EDTCELGActive equity options trading on open
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08:19 EDTCELGCelgene GED301 drug has positive risk/reward ratio in near-term, says Bernstein
Bernstein believes that the upcoming trial of Celgene's GED0301 drug for Crohn's disease has very little risk in the near-term, while the presentation of results of a study of the drug next month should be positive for the stock. The firm thinks that the drug could emerge as a popular combination partner for other systemic drugs in patients who continue to have disease symptoms. Bernstein is more cautious about the drug's outlook starting in 2016 but keeps a $103 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
08:02 EDTTEVATeva reports statistically significant results in reslizumab trial
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that reslizumab, an investigational anti-IL-5 monoclonal antibody, demonstrated clear levels of efficacy in achieving the primary endpoint of reduction in the frequency of clinical asthma exacerbations compared to placebo in two pivotal Phase III studies in patients with inadequately controlled moderate to severe asthma with elevated levels of blood eosinophils. In both trials, reslizumab treatment showed both clinically relevant and statistically significant reductions in the frequency of CAE compared to placebo. Reslizumab has also demonstrated a positive effect on lung function and asthma control in the Phase III program . The combination of an effect on clinically important exacerbations and on improvements and preservation of lung function suggest that reslizumab may be a uniquely differentiated treatment for patients with moderate to severe asthma with elevated levels of blood eosinophils. This initial set of results shows the adverse event profile of reslizumab was comparable to placebo in both trials. The incidence of common AEs was consistent with those seen in a moderate to severe asthma population, the most frequent being upper respiratory tract infections, asthma and headache. Further analyses of additional efficacy and safety data are ongoing. These new data are from two global Phase III 12-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group studies, evaluating the efficacy and safety of intravenously administered reslizumab once every four weeks, compared to placebo in asthma patients that are inadequately controlled by standard of care therapy.
07:12 EDTALKSCredit Suisse names its Top U.S. Pharmaceutical picks for 2H
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06:45 EDTAZNAstraZeneca volatility elevated
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September 1, 2014
13:48 EDTPFEProtalix to host conference call
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11:34 EDTAZNBrookings Institution to hold a workshop
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August 31, 2014
14:04 EDTPFEWorldwide Business Research to hold a conference
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14:00 EDTACORFBR Capital to hold a conference
Healthcare Conference to be held in Boston on September 3.
13:41 EDTCELGCitigroup to hold a conference
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12:50 EDTPFE, AZNEuropean Society of Cardiology to hold a conference
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August 29, 2014
10:17 EDTPFEInnoPharma announces FDA approval of generic Dacogen
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August 28, 2014
13:17 EDTPFEPfizer, Protalix announce FDA approves ELELYSO pediatric indication
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11:22 EDTTEVAMylan ANDA for three times per week generic Copaxone accepted by FDA for filing
Mylan (MYL) announced that its abbreviated new drug application for a three times per week Glatiramer Acetate Injection 40 mg/mL has been accepted for filing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is the generic version of Teva's (TEVA) Copaxone 40 mg/mL, which is indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Mylan believes it is one of the first companies to have filed a substantially complete ANDA containing a Paragraph IV certification for this product and expects to be eligible for 180 days of marketing exclusivity in the U.S. upon final FDA approval. Copaxone 40 mg/mL had U.S. sales of approximately $411.5M for the 12 months ending June 30, 2014, according to IMS Health.
08:55 EDTPFEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Digital Ally (DGLY), up 16% after announcing order from Michigan State Police for over $1.1M... EnteroMedics (ETRM), up 12.4% after reporting three-year data from Maestro RC system... Repros (RPRX), up 0.8% after Androxal achieves superiority in both co-primary endpoints in a study... Synthetic Biologics (SYN), up 2.7% after Pfizer (PFE) was granted FDA Fast Track designation for its investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate. Synthetic Biologics announced earlier this week that SYN-004, the company's lead anti-infective product candidate for the prevention of the effects of C. difficile, will be presented in October... Signet (SIG), up 3.9% after Q2 revenue tops consensus. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), down 5.7%... Guess (GES), down 8.3%... Frontline (FRO), down 7%. ALSO LOWER: Williams-Sonoma (WSM), down 10.9% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley following the company's Q2 earnings report... GT Advanced (GTAT), down 2% after downgraded at Raymond James... Sungy Mobile (GOMO), down 20.1% following earnings report, CFO resignation, downgrade of stock at Oppenheimer... Genesco (GCO), down 7.7% after cutting fiscal year forecast.
08:01 EDTPFEPfizer says FDA grants fast track designation to C-difficile vaccine candidate
Pfizer announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration thas granted Fast Track designation to the company’s investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate PF-06425090. Currently in Phase 2 clinical development, the vaccine candidate is designed to prevent C. difficile-associated disease, which can include life-threatening diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. The FDA’s Fast Track approach is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new drugs and vaccines intended to treat or prevent serious conditions and address an unmet medical need.
07:21 EDTTEVATeva recalls batch of generic Parkinson's drug in U.S., Globes reports
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06:27 EDTAZNAstraZeneca volatility increases on price movement
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August 27, 2014
09:53 EDTPFEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Bristol-Myers (BMY) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... ASML (ASML) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Akamai (AKAM) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Concur (CNQR) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... CyrusOne (CONE) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Garmin (GRMN) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Merck (MRK) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... NetSuite (N) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... Oxford Industries (OXM) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Pfizer (PFE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... ServiceNow (NOW) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... MannKind (MNKD) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... STMicroelectronics (STM) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Kirkland's (KIRK) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington.
09:05 EDTAZNAstraZeneca gefitinib granted orphan designation by FDA
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06:42 EDTPFEPfizer initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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August 26, 2014
11:20 EDTCELGCelgene added to short term buy list at Deutsche Bank
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09:35 EDTCELGActive equity options trading on open
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08:01 EDTPFEPfizer, Merck to collaborate on study evaluating anti-cancer combination regimen
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07:05 EDTALKSAlkermes initiates Phase 1 clinical study of ALKS 7106 for treatment of pain
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August 25, 2014
12:19 EDTCELGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:40 EDTCELGBiotechs rise after InterMune acquired by Roche
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07:01 EDTALKSAlkermes submits NDA to FDA for aripiprazole lauroxil
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06:29 EDTAZN, PFEPfizer mulls possible AstraZeneca offer options, FT says
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August 22, 2014
14:19 EDTPFEViiV Healthcare receives FDA approval for HIV-1 treatment Triumeq
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10:07 EDTAZNOptions with increasing implied volatility: ORPH EXAS AZN
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05:19 EDTAZNStocks with implied volatility movement; JRJC AZN
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August 21, 2014
15:16 EDTTEVADEA restricts painkiller drug prescriptions to curb abuse, WSJ reports
The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, will reclassify hydrocodone combination painkiller drugs and place them in the category of medical substances that have the highest potential for harm in an attempt to curb the widespread abuse of the drugs, according to The Wall Street Journal. The rescheduling of the drugs will take effect in 45 days and result in people being able to obtain the drug for only 90 days without obtaining a new prescription. Major manufacturers of these drugs include Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), Mallinckrodt (MNK), AbbVie (ABBV), and Actavis (ACT). Reference Link
13:32 EDTPFEBristol-Myers, Pfizer announce approval of Eliquis for treatment of DVT, PE
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09:54 EDTPFE, AZNPotential Pfizer, AstraZeneca deal seen around year-end, Reuters says
Investors and analysts see Pfizer (PFE) making another attempt to acquire AstraZeneca (AZN) around year-end, even though talks between the two can resume on August 26 per British takeover rules, Reuters reports. Reference Link
08:02 EDTPFEPfizer initiates U.S. EAP for palbociclib.
Pfizer announced that the company has initiated a multi-center, open-label expanded access program in the U.S. for palbociclib. Through the program, palbociclib is being made available for use in combination with letrozole for post-menopausal women with hormone receptor positive human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative advanced breast cancer for whom letrozole is considered appropriate therapy.
07:55 EDTPFEActavis volatility expected to move on Pfizer considering new target report
Actavis (ACT) volatility is expected to move on Pfizer (PFE) considering other overseas alternatives, Bloomberg reports. Overall option implied volatility of 27 is near its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
07:47 EDTPFE, AZNPfizer looking at new targets, including Actavis, Bloomberg reports
While it weighs another attempt to acquire AstraZeneca (AZN), Pfizer is considering other overseas alternatives, including Actavis (ACT), Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Pfizer prefers to reach a deal with AstraZeneca, and a move on another company is unlikely "anytime soon," Bloomberg adds, citing its sources. Shares of Actavis are rising 3%, or $6.65, to $230.01 in pre-market trading, while AstraZeneca is up 2% to $72.59. Reference Link
05:42 EDTAZNIllumina announces strategic partnership with AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Janssen
Illumina (ILMN) announced it has formed collaborative partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies to develop a universal next-generation sequencing, or NGS,-based oncology test system. The system will be used for clinical trials of targeted cancer therapies with a goal of developing and commercializing a multi-gene panel for therapeutic selection, resulting in a more comprehensive tool for precision medicine. Initial strategic partners include AstraZeneca (AZN), Janssen Biotech, a Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) company, and Sanofi (SNY). Illumina is working with the strategic partners to develop assays that detect and measure multiple variants simultaneously to support partners’ clinical trials, with the objectives of securing regulatory agency approvals and test commercialization. In parallel, Illumina is working with key thought leaders to set standards for NGS-based assays in routine clinical oncology practice, as well as to define regulatory frameworks to enable this new testing paradigm. Together, Illumina and its strategic partners aim to transition from single-analyte companion diagnostics to panel-based assays that select for “companion therapeutics.”
August 20, 2014
08:03 EDTPFEBristol-Myers Pfizer to present new Eliquis data
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08:02 EDTCELGBristol-Myers, Celgene enter collaboration agreement for OPDIVO, ABRAXANE
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August 19, 2014
09:38 EDTCELGActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL GILD TSLA CELG VLO VZ FB HD
07:33 EDTCELGCelgene announces publication of REVLIMID combination results
Celgene announced that results of a study evaluating the combination of REVLIMID with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate and prednisone in untreated diffuse large b-cell lymphoma were published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In a phase II, open label, single arm study, 64 patients with newly diagnosed, untreated, stage II-IV CD20 positive DLBCL received 25 mg of lenalidomide on days 1-10 with standard dose R-CHOP every 21 days for six cycles. All patients received pegfilgrastim on day two of each cycle and aspirin prophylaxis throughout. The primary endpoint was event-free survival with secondary endpoints of progression free survival and overall survival. A one-stage binomial design was used to assess the efficacy and tolerability of REVLIMID with R-CHOP. Of the 64 patients enrolled, 60 were eligible for response evaluation. In these patients, the overall response rate was 98% with 80% achieving a complete response. The 24-month EFS, which was identical to PFS, and OS rates were 59% and 78%, respectively. The company said, "This study demonstrated that the addition of lenalidomide to conventional R-CHOP resulted in similar PFS rates and OS rates between sub-types. This is intriguing as patients with the non-GCB phenotype have traditionally experienced poorer outcomes. The results of this study support further evaluation of this regimen in this sub-type of DLBCL.”
07:01 EDTAZNDOJ closes investigation into PLATO Brilinta clinical trial, plans no action
AstraZeneca today announced that it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial with BRILINTA tablets. The government is not planning any further action. Pascal Soriot, CEO, said: “We welcome the Department of Justice’s decision not to pursue further action. We have always had absolute confidence in the integrity of the PLATO trial and we are proud of the important benefit BRILINTA offers to patients around the world suffering from acute coronary syndrome. As one of AstraZeneca’s growth platforms, we remain committed to delivering the full potential of this important medicine.” As part of our continued commitment to advancing the science behind cardiovascular medicine, AstraZeneca has initiated a clinical trial program for BRILINTA, its largest program involving more than 80,000 patients worldwide.
05:11 EDTTEVAGamida Cell announces investment, option agreement with Novartis
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