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February 13, 2013
07:55 EDTQSII, QSII, RPTP, RPTP, HTWR, HTWR, CVD, CVD, MDVN, MDVN, IDIX, IDIX, ACHN, ACHN, NVS, NVS, ALR, ALR, SNTA, SNTALeerink to host a conference
Global Healthcare Conference 2013 is being held in New York on February 13-14 with webcasted company presentations to begin on February 13 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
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September 30, 2014
16:39 EDTNVSCMS discloses drug makers' payments to doctors, WSJ says
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12:40 EDTACHNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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12:03 EDTACHNAchillion sinks after Johnson & Johnson buys competitor
The shares of Achillion (ACHN), which has developed a treatment for hepatitis C based on a nucleotide and has been viewed as a potential takeover target by analysts previously, are falling after Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced this morning that it had agreed to acquire privately held Alios Biopharma. Alios has developed a number of nucleotide-based hepatitis C treatments, as well as an orally administered antiviral therapy currently in Phase 2 studies for the treatment of infants with respiratory syncytial virus. WHAT'S NEW: Johnson & Johnson said that it had agreed to buy Alios for $1.75B. Alios has developed a number of nucleotides that could be used to treat hepatitis C virus, or HCV. Gilead's (GILD) popular HCV treatment Sovaldi is also a nucleotide and Achillion is developing its own HCV nucleotide treatment. According to The Street's Adam Feuerstein, Achillion's nucleotide is similar in structure to that of Alios. Johnson & Johnson had previously been rumored to be interested in buying Achillion, Feuerstein noted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Johnson & Johnson said it was "excited" that its acquisition of Alios would enable it to "explore treatment options for a number of viral infections, including RSV, the last of the major pediatric diseases with no available preventive therapy." Novavax (NVAX) is also developing an RSV vaccine and Johnson & Johnson could have considered acquiring it before buying Alios, Feuerstein contended. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, Achillion fell 6% to $10.11, Gilead was down 0.6% to $106.84, Novavax dropped 1% to $4.27, and Johnson & Johnson rose 0.4% to just under $107 per share.
10:30 EDTACHNJ&J could have considered Novavax, Achillion instead of Alios, TheStreet says
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07:48 EDTQSIILeerink to hold a roundtable
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07:30 EDTNVSSachs 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
08:07 EDTNVSPhase 2 trial of binimetinib in NRAS melanoma shows promising clinical activity
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September 26, 2014
18:50 EDTACHNRA Capital Management reduces passive stake in Achillion to 11.3% from 18.1%
10:18 EDTACHNOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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07:30 EDTNVSNovartis drug Signifor LAR recommended by CHMP for EU approval
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP, of the European Medicines Agency, or EMA, adopted a positive opinion for Signifor long acting release, or LAR, formulation to treat adult patients with acromegaly for whom surgery is not an option or has not been curative and who are inadequately controlled on treatment with a first-generation somatostatin analogue, or SSA. If approved in the EU, this next-generation SSA could fill a current unmet need, providing a new therapeutic option for the approximately 45% of acromegaly patients whose growth hormone, or GH, or insulin-like growth factor-1, or IGF-1, levels remain inadequately controlled despite treatment with currently available SSAs.
September 25, 2014
15:38 EDTACHNAchillion CCO says NUC data won't be abstract at AASLD, Bloomberg reports
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05:28 EDTNVSNovartis AIN457 meets primary endpoint in two Phase III studies
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September 24, 2014
09:59 EDTMDVNOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:31 EDTMDVNMedivation downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded Medivation to Neutral saying current share levels fairly value Xtandi's opportunities in prostate and breast cancer. Goldman raised its price target for shares to $110 from $90 and believes Medivation's fundamentals remain strong.
September 23, 2014
15:00 EDTACHNAchillion volatility elevated into expected release of viral data
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September 22, 2014
16:07 EDTNVSAnacor announces commercial launch of KERYDIN topical solution in U.S.
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September 18, 2014
14:34 EDTALRZwanziger says Alere will not provide due diliegence
Ron Zwanziger disclosed that he sent an email to Gregg Powers, Alere's Chairman of the Board, seeking a meeting to discuss the proposed due diligence period. Zwanziger also noted that representatives from a private equity firm and an investment bank would accompany him to the meeting to discuss equity and debt financing related to the proposed transaction and to assure Mr. Powers that the proposal is and will be bona fide. Zwanziger said Powers responded by letter, declining the proposed meeting. He also indicated that Alere would not be providing any due diligence opportunity to the former officers. Powers also stated in the Alere Letter that the board would appropriately consider any proposal it believes to be bona fide and would maximize shareholder value.
10:00 EDTMDVNOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:47 EDTMDVNMedivation upgraded to Buy at Canaccord
As reported previously, Canaccord upgraded Medivation to Buy from Hold citing the pre-chemotherapy opportunity and meaningful incremental share gains of its Xtandi drug. Canaccord raised its price target on Medivation to $132 from $60.
06:13 EDTMDVNMedivation upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
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