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    Novartis begins plans to spin off generic drug business

    After reviewing multiple options including a possible sale, the Swiss drugmaker said spinning off Sandoz would give the division “greater freedom to operate” and capitalize on newly growing sales.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Gilead breaks through with first approval for new HIV drug

    European authorities cleared Gilead’s long-acting shot for patients whose HIV infection is resistant to other drugs. An FDA decision is expected by December.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Digital medicine company Akili gets cold market reception after blank-check merger

    After spiking on news of the merger’s close, shares in the ADHD treatment developer fell sharply in trading.

    By Elise Reuter • Updated Aug. 23, 2022
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    US plans shift to private market sales of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs

    The federal government will begin the transition as early as this fall, clearing the way for drugmakers to control sales and distribution of their medicines.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    UK approves Moderna’s two-pronged COVID-19 booster

    Britain’s drug regulator is the first public health authority to clear a vaccine designed to fight omicron as well as the original strain of the virus. 

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Pfizer’s new pneumococcal vaccine meets study goal in children

    Pfizer, which competes with Merck in this market, plans to ask the FDA for an expanded approval of its 20-valent shot later this year.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    GSK, Pfizer, Sanofi shares drop amid Zantac litigation concerns

    The companies could face liability related to their sales of the heartburn drug, which was withdrawn from the market in the U.S. and other countries after impurities related to a likely carcinogen were detected.

    By Updated Aug. 11, 2022
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    Coherus wins FDA approval for second Lucentis biosimilar, its third drug

    The biotech company secured a valuable interchangeable designation for the copycat medicine, which it plans to launch later this year.

    By Kristin Jensen • Aug. 3, 2022
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    With new data, Roche takes step toward more convenient cancer immunotherapy

    The pharma claimed Phase 3 study success for a subcutaneous version of its drug Tecentriq, a strategy it and rivals Merck and Bristol Myers could use to extend the market life of their lucrative drugs.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    AbbVie cancer drug sales fall as AstraZeneca competitor gains ground

    Imbruvica, long one of AbbVie’s top-selling medicines, has ceded market share in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia to AstraZeneca’s Calquence.

    By July 29, 2022
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    Pfizer sales of COVID-19 vaccine, pill beat forecasts as company prepares for future waves

    The company plans to ready a booster shot by the fall that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains that are currently most prevalent in the U.S. and other countries.

    By Updated July 28, 2022
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    Teva reaches deal in principle to settle opioid lawsuits for over $4B

    The generics maker joins other pharmaceutical companies attempting to resolve litigation over their alleged contributions to the opioid epidemic.

    By Kristin Jensen • July 27, 2022
  • Amazon will see you now: reading between the lines of the One Medical acquisition

    The deal’s near-term effects might not be large, but Amazon’s acquisition still threaten’s One Medical’s primary care competitors and others seeking a greater slice of the market, experts said.

    By Rebecca Pifer • July 25, 2022
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    EU speeds approval of monkeypox vaccine as WHO declares public health emergency

    Vaccine maker Bavarian Nordic said it is meeting demand for its shot with production capacity of 30 million doses a year.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Amazon to buy One Medical for $3.9B

    The all-cash deal for the San Francisco-based company follows months of speculation about a potential acquisition, but Amazon as the buyer comes as a surprise.

    By Rebecca Pifer • July 21, 2022
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    CDC backs Novavax's protein-based vaccine for COVID-19

    Health officials argue a new type of shot could help to persuade unvaccinated people, although some surveys suggest that might not be the case. 

    By July 20, 2022
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    Ultragenyx sells rare disease drug royalties to Canadian pension fund

    In exchange for $500 million, the fund, called OMERS, will get a 30% royalty on future sales of Ultragenyx’s drug Crysvita in the U.S. and Canada, where it’s approved to treat two rare conditions.

    By July 15, 2022
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    Royalty Pharma buys rights to top-selling GSK drug in pair of deals

    The prolific biopharma dealmaker is paying Theravance $1.1 billion and Innoviva $282 million to acquire rights to royalties on GSK’s asthma and COPD drug Trelegy Ellipta.

    By Kristin Jensen • July 14, 2022
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    BioMarin's hemophilia gene therapy recommended for approval in Europe

    The decision brings what could be the first approved hemophilia gene therapy, Roctavian, closer to market, after a series of regulatory setbacks that have delayed its arrival. 

    By June 24, 2022
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    Amylyx's ALS drug gets approved in Canada

    The Massachusetts-based biotech is awaiting a decision in the U.S., where the FDA recently extended its review after agency advisers narrowly voted against the treatment.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Real-world data: A health equity lens for research

    Arising from the circumstances in which people grow, live, work and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness, these health inequities are avoidable. 

    By Jessica Paulus, ScD, Senior Director, Epidemiology, OM1 • June 13, 2022
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    FTC to investigate CVS Caremark, others in probe of PBM business practices

    The decision to launch an inquiry reversed a vote earlier this year, when FTC commissioners had deadlocked over whether to look into the drug pricing middlemen.

    By Rebecca Pifer • June 7, 2022
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    Amarin turns to job cuts as generics challenge its heart pill

    Facing greater competition and declining sales in the U.S., the drugmaker is laying off about 40% of its workforce as part of an effort to save $100 million over the next year.

    By June 6, 2022
  • Regeneron buys control of cancer drug Libtayo from Sanofi

    The biotech, which has been partnered with Sanofi for years, will pay $900 million upfront to gain sole control of the cancer immunotherapy.

    By Updated June 2, 2022
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    Moderna vaccine sales surpass expectations as company looks to fall boosters

    The trajectory of COVID-19 vaccine sales is now harder to predict amid questions about the rollout of additional doses and whether purchasing in the U.S. might shift from the federal government to private payers.

    By May 4, 2022