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April 7, 2014
04:55 EDTTLOG, TLOG, TLOG, TLOG, TLOG, AG, AG, AG, AG, AG, FMI, FMI, FMI, FMI, FMI, NLNK, NLNK, NLNK, NLNK, NLNK, TSRO, TSRO, TSRO, TSRO, TSRO, FPRX, FPRX, FPRX, FPRX, FPRX, SNSS, SNSS, SNSS, SNSS, SNSS, TROV, TROV, TROV, TROV, TROV, AZN, AZN, AZN, AZN, AZN, MRK, MRK, MRK, MRK, MRK, PFE, PFE, PFE, PFE, PFE, NVS, NVS, NVS, NVS, NVS, PPHM, PPHM, PPHM, PPHM, PPHMAmerican Association of Cancer Research to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting 2014 is being held in San Diego, California on April 5-9.
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March 23, 2015
06:32 EDTFMIFoundation Medicine announces board changes in connection to Roche transaction
Foundation Medicine (FMI) announced proposed changes to its board in connection with its pending strategic collaboration with Roche (RHHBY). Under the terms of the agreement with Roche, Foundation Medicine’s board will increase to nine directors upon the closing of the transaction, including three board designees selected by Roche. The pending transaction with Roche remains subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including the successful completion of the tender offer commenced by Roche on February 2, 2015 and the approval of certain matters at the special meeting of Foundation Medicine stockholders to be held on April 2, 2015. The closing is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2015.
March 20, 2015
13:03 EDTPFEPfizer says oral tofacitinib meets primary endpoint in Phase 3 trials
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12:33 EDTNVSNovartis says CLEAR Phase IIb study met primary endpoint
Novartis announced results from the CLEAR study demonstrating that Cosentyx is significantly superior to Stelara, a widely used biologic, in achieving clear or almost clear skin for psoriasis patients. The detailed findings were presented in a late-breaking research session at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Francisco, USA. Cosentyx -- at a dose of 300 mg -- is the first and only interleukin-17A inhibitor approved to treat adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. In this Phase IIIb study, Cosentyx met the primary endpoint of showing superiority to Stelara as assessed by the Psoriasis Area Severity Index 90 response, known as clear to almost clear skin at Week 16. PASI 90 is considered an important measure of treatment success by the European Medicines Agency and an optimal treatment goal for patients. In addition, completely clear skin at Week 16 was achieved by significantly more patients treated with Cosentyx than those receiving Stelara. In addition, Cosentyx demonstrated rapid onset of action and greater efficacy at all time points in the study up to Week 16, with 50% of Cosentyx patients achieving PASI 75 as early as Week 4 compared to Stelara. The CLEAR study follows the pivotal Phase III FIXTURE study, which showed Cosentyx was superior to Enbrel.
07:55 EDTPFE, AZNAstraZeneca seen as potential target again if oncology drugs lag, Bloomberg says
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07:41 EDTMRK, PFE, NVSAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
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March 19, 2015
15:55 EDTNVSAmgen injunction bid for Neupogen biosimilar denied, Reuters reports
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15:13 EDTNVSAmgen denied preliminary injunction for biologics against Novartis, Reuters says
11:00 EDTPFEPfizer participates in a conference call with Bernstein
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08:37 EDTAZNNektar and Daiichi Sankyo to commercialize Movantik in the U.S.
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March 18, 2015
17:09 EDTPFEPfizer CAPiTA published in New England Journal of Medicine
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08:33 EDTTROVTrovagene appoints Matthew Posard as Chief Commercial Officer
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March 17, 2015
16:39 EDTFPRXFive Prime reports Q4 EPS (55c), consensus (10c)
Reports Q4 revenue $4.65M, consensus $12.41M.
14:10 EDTAZNIGI Laboratories recent sell-off a buying opportunity, says Craig-Hallum
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12:51 EDTNVSNovartis hit with $100M gender discrimination lawsuit, Reuters reports
A proposed class action lawsuit against Novartis claims the drug maker routinely denied female employees equal pay and promotional opportunities, reports Reuters. The $110M lawsuit filed on Tuesday says Novartis' Alcon Laboratories maintains a "boy's club atmosphere" that is hostile to women and bars them from leadership positions. Reference Link
05:32 EDTNVSIncyte announces Novartis receives EC approval for Jakavi
Incyte (INCY) announced that Novartis (NVS) received approval from the European Commission for Jakavi for the treatment of adult patients with polycythemia vera, or PV, who are resistant to or intolerant of hydroxyurea. Jakavi is the first targeted treatment approved by the European Commission for these patients. Under the Incyte-Novartis Collaboration and License Agreement signed in 2009, Novartis received exclusive development and commercialization rights to ruxolitinib outside of the United States for all hematologic and oncologic indications, and sells ruxolitinib under the name Jakavi. Ruxolitinib is marketed by Incyte in the United States as Jakafi. Jakafi is approved by the FDA for treatment of people with polycythemia vera who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant of hydroxyurea. Jakafi is also indicated for treatment of people with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis, or MF, including primary MF, post–polycythemia vera MF, and post–essential thrombocythemia MF.
05:30 EDTNVSNovartis receives EU approval for Jakavi in polycythemia vera
Novartis announced that the European Commission has approved Jakavi for the treatment of adult patients with polycythemia vera, or PV, who are resistant to or intolerant of hydroxyurea. Jakavi is the first targeted treatment approved by the European Commission for these patients. Jakavi is the only JAK 1/2 inhibitor available to treat PV and is also currently approved in more than 80 countries to treat myelofibrosis.
March 16, 2015
15:33 EDTMRKMerck says study shows VYTORIN reduced CV events more than simvastatin alone
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13:13 EDTNLNKNewLink Genetics April volatility elevated at 155
NewLink Genetics March call option implied volatility is at 123, April is at 155, July is at 102; compared to its 14-week average of 111 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
07:30 EDTAZNAmerican College of Cardiology to hold an expo
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06:40 EDTPFEPCSK9 studies show potential improvement in heart health, WSJ says
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