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April 26, 2010
10:54 EDTPFE, TEVA, MYL, WPI, FRXPfizer may obtain compensation from Teva following court verdict
A federal court jury found on Friday that Pfizer's (PFE) patent for a drug known as Protonix is valid. Generic versions of Protonix, which are currently made by Israel's Teva (TEVA), India's Sun Pharma, and a company called Prasco, are used to treat ulcers. Most of the worldwide revenue from the generic version of the drug is currently obtained by Teva. In a note to investors, Cowen analysts predicted that Teva would have to pay compensation of about $400M to Pfizer. Teva was not willfully infringing the patent, since it had received a favorable preliminary injunction on the matter, and consequently would not be liable for triple damages, Cowen contends. The firm recommends that investors buy Teva on weakness today. Meanwhile, Citigroup analysts predict that the court would force Teva to pay about $652M in damages to Pfizer, but the firm predicts that such a verdict would reduce the Israeli company's 2010 profits by only $350M. However, the firm, which reiterates a Buy rating on Teva and a Hold rating on Pfizer, expects the companies to settle the matter out of court. On the other hand, Teva added that the judge could overturn the jury's verdict and invalidate Pfizer's patent. In mid-morning trading, Teva lost 1.10, or 1.78%, to $60.44, while Pfizer inched up 2c to $16.93.
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September 8, 2014
12:40 EDTTEVAFTC sues AbbVie over blocking of AndroGel generics
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court charging several pharmaceutical companies with "illegally blocking American consumers’ access to lower-cost versions of the blockbuster drug AndroGel." The FTC's complaint alleges that AbbVie (ABBV) and its partner Besins Healthcare filed baseless patent infringement lawsuits against potential generic competitors to delay the introduction of lower-priced versions of the testosterone replacement drug AndroGel. While the lawsuits were pending, AbbVie then entered into an anticompetitive pay-for-delay settlement agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) to further delay generic drug competition, the FTC claims. Reference Link
11:05 EDTMYLOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: NPSP GILD VNET AVNR GTAT YHOO RHT VRTX SDRL COV MYL
10:04 EDTMYLMylan calls active on activist investor speculation
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09:57 EDTMYLRumor: Mylan moves up on activist investor speculation
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09:27 EDTMYL, TEVALeerink biotech analyst holds a luncheon meeting with a conference call
Biotech Analyst Schwartz provides an update on key trends and controversies for marketed MS therapies and discusses new data presented at ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS at a Luncheon Meeting with an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held in Boston on September 11 at 12:15 pm.
08:02 EDTTEVATeva completes Reslizumab Phase III program
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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.
07:03 EDTMYLMylan annoucnes court grants summary judgment in favor of company
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September 5, 2014
10:11 EDTMYLGilead slips after VP discusses low-cost Sovaldi for 80 countries
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10:05 EDTTEVA, MYLOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Actavis (ACT) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Akamai (AKAM) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Alexion (ALXN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Allegion (ALLE) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Allergan (AGN) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Aviat Networks (AVNW) initiated with a Neutral at H.C. Wainwright... Celgene (CELG) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... EZCORP (EZPW) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... Eaton (ETN) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Emerson (EMR) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... HMS Holdings (HMSY) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Incyte (INCY) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Ingersoll-Rand (IR) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Insmed (INSM) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Intercept (ICPT) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital... Lennox (LII) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Mylan (MYL) initiated with a Hold at ISI Group... Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Parker-Hannifin (PH) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham... Pentair (PNR) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Pharmacyclics (PCYC) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Rockwell Automation (ROK) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Sabre (SABR) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Santander Consumer (SC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Springleaf (LEAF) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Susser Petroleum (SUSP) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Teva (TEVA) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... Valeant (VRX) initiated with a Buy at ISI Group... WESCO (WCC) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Watsco (WSO) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham... Weyerhaeuser (WY) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan... World Acceptance (WRLD) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies.
07:33 EDTMYLMylan launches generic Boniva injection
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September 4, 2014
17:17 EDTMYLMylan initiated with a Hold at ISI Group
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17:16 EDTTEVATeva initiated with a Buy at ISI Group
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16:05 EDTPFEPfizer granted orphan status for sickle cell disease drug
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08:02 EDTTEVATeva launches generic Baraclude in U.S.
Teva (TEVA) announces the launch of the generic equivalent to Baraclude tablets in the U.S. Teva was first to file, making the product eligible for 180 days of marketing exclusivity. Baraclude is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY).
07:23 EDTPFEAstraZeneca called for inversion clamp down as part of defense, WSJ says
Amid its defense against an unsolicited takeover bid from rival Pfizer (PFE), AstraZeneca (AZN) hired advisers with close ties to the Obama administration, who made calls to senior administration officials urging a clamp down on tax inversions, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the previously undisclosed calls. Reference Link
07:21 EDTTEVAMedidata can obtain major new platform customers, says Stifel
Noting that Medidata (MDSO) partners with Veeva, Stifel believes that a number of Veeva (VEEV) customers could become Medidata platform customers, especially if they already use Medidata for R&D and clinical trial solutions. The firm identifies Merck (MRK), Gilead (GILD), and Teva (TEVA) as companies that may become platform clients for Medidata. Stifel keeps a $55 price target and Buy rating on Medidata.
September 3, 2014
11:30 EDTPFEPfizer has conference call hosted by Bernstein
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05:44 EDTTEVATeva announces positive judgement in patent case against AstraZeneca
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September 2, 2014
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.
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