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April 30, 2013
10:32 EDTMRK, PFEPfizer results may indicate weakness for Merck, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo notes that Pfizer's (PFE) Q1 revenue and earnings were impacted by weakness in the Japanese Yen. The firm says Merck (MRK) has growing exposure to the Japanese Yen, especially for the Januvia franchise. Japan represented 10.8% of Merck's 2012 revenue, but the company should be helped by its hedges, Wells added. The firm has an Outperform rating on shares of Merck.
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July 28, 2014
05:55 EDTPFEStocks with implied volatility movement; IGT PFE
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July 25, 2014
07:29 EDTPFEEMA recommends indication for Ecalta to treat invasive candidiasis
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion recommending a variation to the terms of the marketing authorization for the medicinal product Ecalta, offered by Pfizer. The CHMP adopted a change to an indication as follows: "Treatment of invasive candidiasis in adult patients."
July 24, 2014
08:32 EDTMRKMerck initiates Phase 3 study of Letermovir
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July 22, 2014
16:18 EDTPFEPuma Biotech now responsible for R&D expenses associated with legacy trials
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July 21, 2014
07:21 EDTMRKGilead could be hurt by new HCV drugs, says Wells Fargo
Noting that data on a new Merck (MRK) HCV treatment is expected in November, Wells Fargo thinks Merck's HCV drug could be combined with Gilead's (GILD) Sovaldi to shorten the duration of treatment to four weeks. Other companies could take similar actions, and Gilead's per patient revenues would be significantly reduced if this occurs, the firm warned. However, it continues to have an upbeat outlook on Gilead heading into what it sees as a strong quarter and is still upbeat on the company's long-term HCV opportunity. It keeps an Outperform rating on Gilead.
06:43 EDTMRKGrowing market for hepatitis-C treatment prompts legal scramble, WSJ says
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July 17, 2014
08:08 EDTPFEBristol-Myers, Pfizer announce enrollment in Phase IV EMANATE trial for Eliquis
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July 16, 2014
10:36 EDTPFETreasury calls on Congress to halt inversion deals
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09:27 EDTPFEPfizer to acquire InnoPharma for upfront cash payment of $225M
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07:59 EDTPFETreasury Secretary urges Congress to take action on tax inversions
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07:04 EDTPFEPfizer says primary endpoint met in Phase 3 study of BeneFIX
Pfizer announced the positive results of a Phase 3 study comparing a prophylaxis regimen of BeneFIX Coagulation Factor IX 100 IU/kg once-weekly to on-demand treatment in people with moderately severe to severe hemophilia B. The top-line results of the study showed that the primary study endpoint was met and hemophilia B patients taking once-weekly BeneFIX showed a statistically significant reduction in the annualized bleeding rate relative to on-demand treatment with BeneFIX. In the study, the median ABR value, a commonly used measure of efficacy for prophylaxis regimens in hemophilia, was 2.0 for the prophylaxis regimen, compared to 33.6 for the on-demand regimen, representing a 94% decrease in bleeding rates. The mean ABR value was 3.6 for the prophylaxis period, compared to 32.9 for the on-demand treatment, which represents a reduction of 89%. Study results also showed that prophylaxis treatment significantly reduced both spontaneous and traumatic ABR compared to on-demand treatment with BeneFIX. In addition to meeting the primary endpoint, the secondary study endpoints showed that none of the 1,254 prophylaxis infusions administered during the study were associated with a less than expected therapeutic effect occurrence, which was defined as a spontaneous bleed occurring within 48 hours of a prophylaxis infusion. These results are preliminary, top-line data and are subject to additional analyses. Complete results from this study will be submitted for presentation at upcoming medical congresses and submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
06:26 EDTMRKBristol-Myers lung cancer trials being underestimated, says Citigroup
After building a statistical model of Bristol-Myers' two critical registration trials for Opdivo in lung cancer, Citigroup believes the market is "materially" underestimating both Phase III trials. Citi says potential Opdivo FDA approval in 2015 in lung cancer would give Bristol-Myers an up to two year lead time versus Merck (MRK) and Roche (RHHBY). The firm estimates 2023 Opdivo revenue at $7B and reiterates a Buy rating on Bristol with a $60 price target.
July 15, 2014
11:13 EDTMRKPerrigo retreats after analyst sees limited potential buyers
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08:11 EDTMRKMerck looks to revive livestock drug Zilmax, WSJ says
Merck has been preparing to conduct a large-scale study this summer to evaluate the safety of its Zilmax feed additive, which the company pulled from the U.S. market last year over concerns in the beef industry that the drug made it difficult for some animals to walk, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:35 EDTMRKPerrigo potential buyers list could be limited, says Jefferies
After Globes reported that Perrigo retained an investment bank to assist with a potential merger, Jefferies says the list of potential buyers could be limited since the store brand business is fundamentally a high volume, lower margin model. The firm notes U.S. companies that currently do not have large over-the-counter divisions include Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Merck (MRK). Jefferies views the merger speculation surrounding Perrigo as not surprising given the company's strong long-term fundamentals and attractive Irish domicile. It has a Buy rating on the stock with a $160 price target.

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