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August 20, 2014
08:04 EDTPOZN, PTX, GSKPOZEN announces U.S. rights for Treximet acquired by Pernix Therapeutics
POZEN (POZN) announced that the acquisition of all of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) rights to Treximet have been acquired by Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (PTX). The previously announced transaction was contingent upon Pernix securing financing, which is now complete. As part of the divestiture, GSK has assigned the Product Development and Commercialization Agreement between POZEN and GSK to Pernix, and POZEN and Pernix have amended the agreement to address rights of the parties and future development. Under the amended agreement, Pernix will continue certain of GSK’s ongoing development activities and undertake certain new activities, for which POZEN will provide reasonable assistance. In addition, any restrictions on POZEN’s right to develop and commercialize additional certain dosage forms of sumatriptan / naproxen combinations outside of the United States have been eliminated, and POZEN may seek approval for these combinations on the basis of the approved U.S. New Drug Application. Pernix had also granted POZEN a warrant to purchase 500,000 shares of Pernix common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing market price on May 13, 2014. The common stock underlying the warrant will be registered by Pernix with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The warrant will be exercisable from August 20, 2014, the closing date of the divestiture, until February 28, 2018.
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October 20, 2014
09:09 EDTGSKEMA encourages applications for orphan designation for Ebola treatments
The European Medicines Agency encourages developers of treatments or vaccines against Ebola to apply for orphan designation. Applications for orphan designation of Ebola medicines will be treated as a priority and EMA has committed to fast-tracking their evaluation, the regulator announced. Drug companies that are working on experimental Ebola vaccines and treatments include Tekmira (TKMR), Sarepta (SRPT), BioCryst (BCRX), Chimerix (CMRX), NewLink Genetics (NLNK) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
07:19 EDTGSKIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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October 17, 2014
14:50 EDTGSKBARDA asks labs to ramp up Zmapp production, Reuters says
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11:17 EDTGSKGSK says Ebola vaccine too late for current epidemic, BBC reports
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October 14, 2014
13:09 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline seeks binding bids for mature drugs, Reuters reports
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11:23 EDTGSKBIND Therapeutics and The Conference Forum hold a conference
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11:19 EDTGSKNIH says several potential Ebola treatments under development
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10:10 EDTGSKNIH director says supporting BioCryst, Chimerix Ebola treatments
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06:31 EDTPTXPernix Therapeutics management to meet with Needham
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October 13, 2014
07:12 EDTGSKOligonucleotide Therapeutics Society to hold annual meeting
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October 9, 2014
07:02 EDTGSKIsis Pharmaceuticals receives $18M milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline
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October 8, 2014
06:11 EDTGSKNovartis says expects three executive committee members to leave
Novartis (NVS) confirmed that following completion of the transactions with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) in the coming months, that the three business leaders of the Novartis divisions at the center of the transaction will leave the Executive Committee of Novartis. The expected changes to the ECN are subject to the closing of the transactions announced on April 22 - Novartis expects the transaction with GSK to be completed in the first half of 2015, and the transaction with Eli Lilly for its Animal Health Business to close in the first quarter of 2015. George Gunn, currently Division Head, Novartis Animal Health, will reach his contractual retirement age in July 2015 and will retire from Novartis. Upon closing of the Animal Health transaction with Lilly he will leave the ECN. Brian McNamara, currently Division Head, Novartis OTC, will transition to GSK as Head of Americas and Europe for the consumer health businesses, reporting to the President of GSK Consumer Healthcare, effective at closing of the transaction. Andrin Oswald, currently Division Head, Novartis Vaccines, will be leaving Novartis to pursue other opportunities following closing of the transaction with GSK.

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