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May 14, 2014
07:32 EDTPTX, GSK, POZNPernix Therapeutics to acquire TREXIMET tablets for migrain from GlaxoSmithKline
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (PTX) announced that it has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to acquire the U.S rights to Treximet for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Pernix’s team of approximately 90 specialty sales professionals will support the sales and marketing of Treximet. The transaction: Adds immediate revenues and earnings, FY13 Treximet net sales $78.7M; Leverages Pernix’s existing sales presence and experience across psychiatry and neurology customers; Expected to nearly double Pernix revenues and provide EBITDA margins in excess of 30% on a FY14 pro forma basis; Pernix estimates pro forma FY15 total company revenues will exceed $230M with an EBITDA margin of over 40%. Pernix will make an upfront payment to GSK of $250M for the U.S rights to Treximet. GSK will assign to Pernix the Product Development and Commercialization Agreement between GSK and POZEN (POZN). POZEN and Pernix will amend the PDC Agreement to facilitate further development of Treximet. Pernix expects to begin sales of Treximet immediately following the closing of the transaction with its approximately 90 sales professionals to specific targets in the Neurology, Psychiatry and the Primary Care audiences. Pernix also plans to seek an extension of the exclusivity of Treximet with the first ever pediatric indication for any sumatriptan treatment, expected to file by the end of 2014, as well as additional life-cycle opportunities that are currently being explored. Pernix will pay GSK additional consideration of $17M upon receipt of updated FDA Written Request for pediatric exclusivity.
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September 30, 2014
08:01 EDTGSKGE Healthcare to collaborate with GlaxoSmithKline in commercial oncology testing
GE Healthcare (GE) announced an agreement between its affiliate, Clarient Diagnostic Services, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The collaboration aims to improve access to diagnostic testing for cancer patients by establishing a network of clinical laboratories to identify genetic mutations associated with different tumour types. The collaboration will enable GE to develop a broader laboratory and data analytics service that will enable better efficiency in the healthcare market related to oncology precision medicine. This will be made available as a subscription-based service and operated by GE Healthcare. Under terms of the agreement with GSK, GE Healthcare, through its Clarient affiliate, will initially use its clinical laboratory, pathology and genomics expertise, to certify laboratories and generate diagnostic data on metastatic melanoma patients. The first Clarient certified laboratories to initiate this work, are expected to be operational in several countries in early 2015. Laboratory testing will initially focus on more than 70 mutations relevant to melanoma, including BRAF V600E and V600K, with the opportunity to expand testing beyond melanoma into other tumor types, as the network of clinical laboratories develops.
07:30 EDTGSKSachs Associates to hold a conference
14th Annual Biotech in Europe Forum for Global Partnering and Investment to be held in Basel, Switzerland on September 30-October 1.
September 29, 2014
13:47 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline reports 45% survival rate of Tafinlar-treated melanoma patients
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07:26 EDTGSKInforma Business Information to hold a conference
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September 25, 2014
05:36 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline names Philip Hampton Non-Executive Director
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September 24, 2014
10:18 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline set to name RBS' Philip Hampton as next chairman, Sky News says
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September 23, 2014
08:29 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline weakness creates buying opportunity, says Argus
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08:07 EDTGSKFDA Pediatric Advisory Committee to hold a meeting
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September 22, 2014
10:15 EDTGSKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:21 EDTGSKEBD Group to hold a conference
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05:27 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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September 19, 2014
05:58 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline to pay GBP 297M fine to Chinese government
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September 17, 2014
14:57 EDTGSKProsensa announces commencement of re-dosing of drisapersen
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07:39 EDTGSKMorningstar to hold a conference
Management Behind the Moat Conference to be held in Chicago on September 17-18.
September 16, 2014
07:33 EDTGSKMylan initiates Phase III clinical trials for Advair Diskus and Lantus
Mylan (MYL) announced it is initiating Phase III clinical trials for its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's (GKS) Advair Diskus and its insulin analog to Sanofi's (SNY) Lantus. In October Mylan will commence a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the equivalence of its product to Advair Diskus when administered by inhalation in adult asthma patients.
07:31 EDTGSKEuropean Association for Study of Diabetes to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASD to be held in Vienna, Austria on September 15-19.

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