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January 3, 2013
14:14 EDTMKGAY, PFEEMD Serono announces FDA approval of Rebif Rebidose
EMD Serono, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA (MKGAY) and Pfizer (PFE), announced earlier today that the FDA approved Rebif Rebidose, a single-use auto-injector for the self-administration of Rebif, a disease-modifying drug used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Rebif Rebidose was designed with the objective to assist with ease of use and to offer patients an alternative delivery option. Rebif Rebidose will be available in a monthly pack in two different doses, 22 micrograms and 44 micrograms, and in a titration pack. Rebif Rebidose will be available in the U.S. in early 2013.
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September 19, 2014
16:00 EDTPFEOptions Update; September 19, 2014
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10:07 EDTPFEHigh option volume stocks
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September 18, 2014
06:21 EDTMKGAYMerck KGaA names Stefan Oschmann as deputy CEO
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September 17, 2014
07:43 EDTPFEBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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September 16, 2014
11:51 EDTPFEOECD looks to close tax loopholes with new proposals
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07:19 EDTPFECompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
September 15, 2014
09:25 EDTPFEJPMorgan biotech analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analysts assess Pfizer's M&A options on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on September 15 at 10 am.
07:27 EDTPFEIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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07:27 EDTPFEPfizer acquisition could drive shares higher, says JPMorgan
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September 14, 2014
13:32 EDTPFEPfizer shares look cheap, Barron's says
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September 12, 2014
10:32 EDTPFEPfizer CEO says company still open to inversion deal, FT says
Pfizer (PFE) CEO Ian Read said U.S. rhetoric against tax inversions has been "political theater" ahead of midterm elections and made clear that his company is still open to a potential tax-saving acquisition, according to Financial Times, which added Read's comment about not being “held hostage” over price would likely be read as a signal the company might look elsewhere after being rebuffed by AstraZeneca (AZN). The Fly notes that Bloomberg previously reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Pfizer is looking at targets other than AstraZeneca, including Actavis (ACT). Shares of Actavis trading in New York are up 2% this morning. Reference Link
09:14 EDTMKGAYOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:39 EDTMKGAYOncothyreon says Merck KGaA discontinues development of tecemotide in NSCLC
Oncothyreon (ONTY) disclosed earlier in a regulatory filing that Merck KGaA (MKGAY), which has world-wide rights for the development and commercialization of tecemotide under a license agreement with Oncothyreon, announced that its biopharmaceutical division will discontinue the clinical development program of the investigational MUC1 antigen-specific cancer immunotherapy as a monotherapy in Stage III non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC. The decision to discontinue the current clinical program in NSCLC, which includes the Phase III START2 and INSPIRE studies, follows recent results from a planned analysis of EMR 63325-009, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase I/II study in Japanese patients. Merck Serono has made the decision to discontinue all other Merck Serono-sponsored clinical trials with tecemotide in NSCLC worldwide. Those patients on active treatment with tecemotide can undergo an individual assessment by their treating physician and apply to receive further treatment outside of the studies. Merck Serono will continue to supply tecemotide for ongoing investigator-sponsored trials in other indications in accordance with their agreements with the sponsors of these studies. Shares of Oncothyreon are down 12% in pre-market trading following the news from its partner.
September 8, 2014
07:15 EDTPFEIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
10th Annual Cell Line Development & Engineering Conference to be held in Berkeley, California on September 8-10.

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