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November 21, 2012
10:20 EDTVVUS, ARNA, OREX, AET, RHHBY, PFE, GSKVIVUS rallies after Aetna revises obesity drug policy
In a Clinical Policy Bulletin revision dated November 20, 2012, Aetna (AET) specified criteria under which the insurer considers weight reduction medications as "medically necessary" for treatment of obesity. Aetna stated, "For members whose medical policies do not exclude weight reduction medications or services and supplies for or related to weight reduction programs, Aetna covers [the following] drugs under the medical benefit, not the pharmacy benefit." Among the medications that have been approved by the FDA for weight reduction which would be covered under its policy, Aetna listed Qsymia, marketed by VIVUS (VVUS), Belviq from Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), Didrex from Pfizer's (PFE) Pharmacia unit, Roche's (RHHBY) Xenical, and GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Alli. Early session strength in shares of VIVUS and Arena has been attributed to Aetna's policy revision, and shares of Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX), which is developing a weight loss treatment that is being considered by the FDA for approval, have also moved higher. In early morning trading, VIVUS advanced $1.58, or 15.27%, to $11.93, Arena gained 20c, or 2.24%, to $9.13 and Orexigen added 30c, or 6.88%, to $4.66.
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October 22, 2014
07:42 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline reports Q3 core EPS 27.9p, up 5% CER ex-divestments
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06:41 EDTGSKWHO fast-tracking testing of two Ebola vaccines, Guardian reports
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October 21, 2014
11:04 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline receives orphan status for dabrafenib
The FDA granted GlaxoSmithKline orphan status for dabrafenib, its possible treatment of patients with BRAF mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer.
07:15 EDTRHHBY, PFEFDA to hold workshop on breast cancer drug development
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07:06 EDTPFE, GSKFierce Biotech to hold a breakfast meeting
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October 20, 2014
12:37 EDTRHHBYOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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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).
08:08 EDTOREXOrexigen and Takeda announce availability of Contrave tablets for patients
Takeda Pharmaceutical, its wholly-owned subsidiary Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. and Orexigen Therapeutics jointly announced that Contrave extended-release tablets are now available to patients by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S.. Contrave is approved by the FDA as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or greater, or 27 kg/m2 or greater in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition.
07:47 EDTPFEPfizer less likely to renew Astra pursuit after Shire deal breakdown, FT says
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07:19 EDTGSK, RHHBYIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
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07:15 EDTPFEAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to hold annual meeting
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07:12 EDTPFECongress of Neurological Surgeons to hold annual meeting
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07:11 EDTPFE, RHHBYAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine to hold annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting of ASRM is being held in Honolulu on October 18-22.
07:10 EDTPFE, RHHBYAmerican Society of Human Genetics to hold annual meeting
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07:06 EDTRHHBYNewLink announces worldwide license agreement for NLG919 development
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07:04 EDTRHHBYRoche approval would be positive for TESARO, says Jefferies
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October 17, 2014
16:41 EDTPFEPfizer confirms FDA labeling approval for EMBEDA capsules
Pfizer announced that the FDA has approved an updated label for EMBEDA extended-release capsules, for oral use to include abuse-deterrence studies. The updated label states that EMBEDA has properties that are expected to reduce abuse via the oral and intranasal routes when crushed. However, abuse of EMBEDA by these routes is still possible. The updated label also includes data from a human abuse potential study of intravenous, or IV, morphine and naltrexone to simulate crushed EMBEDA. However, it is unknown whether the results with simulated crushed EMBEDA predict a reduction in abuse by the IV route until additional postmarketing data are available. EMBEDA is indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Pfizer expects EMBEDA will be available in the U.S. in early 2015.
16:30 EDTPFEFDA approves new labeling from Embeda extended-release capsules
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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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