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News For NVO;VPHM;INFI;MRK;AGN;SHPG;SGEN;OREX;AMGN;SNY;JNJ;PFE From The Last 14 Days
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March 26, 2015
08:31 EDTMRKMerck announces collaboration with American Diabetes Association
Merck announced a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association. The collaboration aims to educate adults with diabetes about their increased risk for potentially serious health problems, including pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza and hepatitis B, making it important for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to talk to their health care professional about these diseases.
07:30 EDTPFEDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
Pharma One-on-One Day is being held in Denver, Colorado on March 26.
06:45 EDTAMGNBiotech valuation concerns 'misguided,' says Piper Jaffray
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05:29 EDTSNYGenzyme reports Cerdelga data shows effectiveness in treating Gaucher disease
Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced the publication of results from the ENCORE study exploring Cerdelga as a maintenance therapy suitable for adult patients who had reached pre-specific treatment goals on enzyme replacement therapy, or ERT, in the March 26 online issue of The Lancet. ENCORE is a randomized, multinational, Phase 3, open-label, non-inferiority study designed to determine whether patients with Gaucher disease type 1 who had been stabilized after 3 or more years of ERT infusions would remain stable after switching to Cerdelga, a novel, oral, selective inhibitor of glucosylceramide synthase. Eligible patients were randomized 2:1 to receive either oral Cerdelga or ERT with Cerezyme over a period of 12 months. The composite primary efficacy endpoint was the percentage of patients whose hematologic parameters and organ volumes remained stable, using the following stability criteria established for patients with Gaucher disease type 1 on maintenance therapy with Cerezyme: Hemoglobin concentration that did not decrease more than 1.5 g/dL; Platelet count that did not decrease more than 25%; Spleen volume that did not increase more than 25%; Liver volume that did not increase more than 20%. After 12 months, 85% of patients receiving Cerdelga and 94% of patients receiving Cerezyme met the composite endpoint of stability in all four of these measures. The difference between the two treatments was within the pre-specified margins. The principal secondary endpoints were stability with respect to the individual components of the primary endpoint. At least 93% of Cerdelga patients remained stable with respect to hemoglobin concentration, platelet count, spleen volume, and liver volume after 12 months of treatment. Additional endpoints evaluated bone disease, Gaucher disease severity, quality-of-life and Gaucher-disease associated biomarkers.
March 25, 2015
13:22 EDTNVONovo Nordisk says 3a trials achieved primary objectives
Novo Nordisk announced headline results from the final phase 3a trials for faster-acting insulin aspart, onset 1 and onset 2. The trials investigated the efficacy and safety of faster-acting insulin aspart compared with NovoRapid in a basal-bolus regimen in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, respectively. Both trials achieved their primary objectives by demonstrating that treatment with faster-acting insulin aspart is non-inferior to NovoRapid with regard to lowering of HbA1c. For people with type 1 diabetes, the HbA1c lowering achieved with faster-acting insulin aspart was statistically significantly larger than that achieved with NovoRapid when the insulins were given at mealtime. In addition, treatment with faster-acting insulin aspart was associated with less increase of postprandial glucose than NovoRapid during meal tests in both trials. In both trials, the previously reported safety and tolerability profiles of faster-acting insulin aspart and NovoRapid were confirmed, and there were no apparent differences between the two treatment groups with respect to adverse events and other safety parameters, Novo said.
12:17 EDTSNYSanofi Pasteur announces FDA approval of Quadracel DTaP-IPV vaccine
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10:03 EDTNVOHigh option volume stocks
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07:29 EDTJNJLeerink to hold booth tours
Leerink Booth Tours at AAOS 2015 will be held in Las Vegas on March 25-26.
07:28 EDTMRKOptions expected to be active
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March 24, 2015
19:40 EDTMRKOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:02 EDTMRKMerck announces new $10B share repurchase program
Merck announced that its board of directors has authorized additional purchases of up to $10B of Merck’s common stock for its treasury. The treasury stock purchase has no time limit and will be made over time in open-market transactions, block transactions on or off an exchange, or in privately negotiated transactions. With this announcement, the company’s total outstanding share repurchase authorization is now approximately $11.7B, which includes approximately $1.7B in authorized repurchases remaining under the program previously announced on May 1, 2013. Merck continues to expect average diluted shares outstanding will be approximately 2.86B in 2015.
17:00 EDTMRKMerck announces new $10B share repurchase program
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16:00 EDTMRKOptions Update; March 24, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 10c to 25.14 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB AMAT GOOG C MRK GILD according to Track Data.
13:24 EDTJNJContact lens manufacturers accused of price-fixing, Bloomberg says
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10:09 EDTNVOHigh option volume stocks
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09:10 EDTAMGNDako announces collaboration agreement with Amgen
Dako, an Agilent Technologies (A) company, announced a new Master Collaboration Agreement with Amgen (AMGN). The expanded collaboration will allow both companies to benefit from knowledge-sharing within the field of drug-diagnostic research and development in general, and in relation to companion diagnostic products in particular. The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
08:31 EDTMRKMerck: Phase 3 KEYNOTE-006 study met co-primary endpoints, will be stopped early
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08:02 EDTNVOBristol-Myers acquires exclusive license from Novo Nordisk for research program
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07:45 EDTPFE, JNJFDA Pediatric Advisory Committee holds a meeting
The Committee discusses pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) for Eli Lilly's Cymbalta, Pfizer's Quillivant XR and Revatio, Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal, GlaxoSmithKline's Advair, HFA Altabax Ointment and Fluarix Quadrivalent, Supernus Pharmaceuticals' Oxtellar XR, Teva Pharmaceutical's Qnasl and Roche's Invirase. The Committee will also discuss the safety ongoing propriety of the humanitarian device exemption for the Medtronic Activa Dystonia Therapy and for the Liposorber LA-15 System in a meeting being held in Silver Spring, Maryland on March 24 at 8 am. Webcast Link
March 23, 2015
16:14 EDTAGNPershing Square liquidates stake in Allergan
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