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March 5, 2013
08:13 EDTRHHBY, VRTXVertex flu treatment may become large franchise, says William Blair
After Vertex (VRTX) reported data for its flu treatment, William Blair believes that the data appears promising and superior in some ways to Roche's (RHHBY) Tamiflu, a multibillion dollar franchise. The firm doesn't think the Street has assigned any value to Vertex's flu treatment, and it maintains an Outperform rating on the stock.
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November 27, 2015
09:25 EDTRHHBYRoche management to meet with JPMorgan
Meetings to be held in Jersey City/New York on December 1 and in Connectciut/New York on December 2 hosted by JPMorgan.
November 23, 2015
08:34 EDTVRTXVertex names Michael J. Parini EVP, chief legal officer
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November 22, 2015
15:14 EDTRHHBYExelixis confirms Phase 3 data on Cotellic with Zelboraf for melanoma
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15:09 EDTRHHBYGenentech reports data on Cotellic with Zelboraf for treatment of melanoma
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced data from the pivotal coBRIM study, showing that Cotellic, or cobimetinib, in combination with Zelboraf, or vemurafenib, helped people with BRAF V600E and V600K mutation-positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma live "significantly longer" than with Zelboraf alone, according to the company. Cotellic plus Zelboraf reduced the risk of death by 30% compared to Zelboraf alone and helped people live a median of nearly two years, with 74.5% of BRAF V600 patients alive at one year and 48.3% alive at two years. Ongoing study monitoring did not identify any new safety signals. The company noted that an approval decision on Cotellic from the European Commission is expected before year end.
November 20, 2015
10:34 EDTVRTXVertex approval in Europe to bring gradual uptake, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff says Vertex Pharmaceuticals must now gain reimbursement in each individual country after the European Union approved Orkambi as expected. The approval will ultimately add around 12,000 homozygous F508del cystic fibrosis patients appropriate for the drug, but uptake will be gradual and dependent on the pace of reimbursement. He reiterates an Overweight rating on Vertex with a $180 price target.
05:36 EDTVRTXVertex receives EU approval for Orkambi
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November 18, 2015
08:28 EDTRHHBYLeerink to hold a bus tour
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08:11 EDTRHHBYIMS Health forecasts global drug spending to increase 30% by 2020 to $1.4T
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05:41 EDTVRTXVertex receives 2 EU approvals for Kalydeco
Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that the European Commission has approved expansion of the indication for Kalydeco to include children ages 2 to 5 with cystic fibrosis, or CF, who have one of nine gating mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, or CFTR, gene and to include people with CF ages 18 and older who have an R117H mutation. Ivacaftor was previously approved in the European Union, or EU, for use in people with CF ages 6 and older who have one of nine gating mutations. In Europe, approximately 125 children with CF ages 2 to 5 have one of the nine gating mutations included in today's approval and approximately 350 adults with CF have an R117H mutation. Vertex will now begin the country-by-country reimbursement approval processes for each new indication.
November 17, 2015
07:34 EDTRHHBYOphthotech to hold a conference call
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06:08 EDTRHHBYRoche subsidiary to participate in Ophthotech and Novartis agreement
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November 16, 2015
07:16 EDTVRTXHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Impax (IPXL), CF Industries (CF), GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH), ProNAi Therapeutics (DNAI). INCREASED STAKES: BioMarin (BMRN), NMI Holdings (NMIH), Vertex (VRTX), Endo (ENDP). DECREASED STAKES: Mylan (MYL). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Perrigo (PRGO), Oasis Petroleum (OAS), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), Newfield Exploration (NFX), SM Energy (SM).

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