Pharma: Page 2


  • The Merck & Co. sign at the company's building in Summit, New Jersey.
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    Merck builds out cancer drug pipeline with Kelun-Biotech deal

    The pharma will pay the Chinese drugmaker $175 million for access to seven preclinical antibody-drug conjugates, deepening ties established this year. 

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Roche, Biogen sign royalty deal for late-stage lymphoma drug

    Roche will pay royalties to Biogen on glofitimab, part of a long-standing collaboration between the two companies that’s resulted in Rituxan and Ocrevus.

    By Updated Dec. 26, 2022
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    The expanding world of RNA therapies

    Vaccines from BioNTech and Moderna proved the power of messenger RNA in medicine. A growing field of RNA-targeting therapies is advancing alongside them.

    By BioPharma Dive staff
  • Lilly partners with Sosei to develop drugs aimed at a key family of proteins

    The pharma will pay Sosei $37 million upfront to discover new candidates for diabetes and metabolic diseases that target G protein-coupled receptors.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
  • Lilly lays out ambitious plans for 2023

    Expected increases in sales and spending will be accompanied by a lengthy clinical and regulatory agenda in diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    Roche pharma division head to depart amid CEO changeover

    The drugmaker’s pharmaceuticals head Bill Anderson will leave on Dec. 31. Current diagnostics chief Thomas Schinecker will fill in on an interim basis before a replacement is found and Schinecker takes over as CEO in March.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    [Podcast] Thinking Big for Small and Mid-Sized Biotechs

    This podcast series explores how to help small and mid-sized companies get innovative treatments to the people who need them.to help small and mid-sized companies get innovative treatments to the people who need them.

    By BioPharma Dive's studioID • Updated Dec. 15, 2022
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    How can growth-oriented pharma organizations ensure they are ‘fit for purpose’?

    The pharmaceutical industry is dynamic and rapidly evolving. To compete, companies must learn to leverage the pace of change as an accelerator for both shareholder returns and patient outcomes.

    Dec. 12, 2022
  • Novartis gets second trial win for blockbuster hopeful

    The company plans to seek broad approval of the oral medication, iptacopan, next year after it met its primary endpoint in a new pool of patients with the rare blood disease PNH.

    By Kristin Jensen • Dec. 8, 2022
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    MEI, Kyowa stop lymphoma drug trials after FDA meeting

    The decision not to run a Phase 3 trial is the latest fallout from U.S. regulators’ recent moves to closely evaluate a class of drugs called PI3 kinase inhibitors. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    J&J drops out of hunt for Horizon, leaving Sanofi and Amgen to bid

    The two remaining suitors said they would make cash bids if they move forward with offers, for which they must declare “firm intent” by Jan. 10 under Irish takeover rules.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    J&J’s Duato to replace departing Gorsky as board chair

    The board reshuffling will consolidate Duato’s leadership of J&J as the company absorbs a big medtech acquisition and nears a planned spin out of its consumer health division.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Large pharmas probe takeover of Horizon Therapeutics

    The Dublin-headquartered drugmaker confirmed it is in "highly preliminary" talks with Amgen, J&J and Sanofi, although it cautioned no offer may ever materialize.

    By Updated Nov. 30, 2022
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    Roche pulls Tecentriq in bladder cancer, completing sweep of ‘dangling’ accelerated approvals

    The pharma will no longer market the immunotherapy in the U.S. for urothelial carcinoma, the indication for which the drug was first approved six years ago.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Is your gross-to-net strategy ready for uncertainty?

    Whether economic times are good, bad or somewhere in between, life science companies benefit from a holistic, centralized approach, including technological, financial, operational and regulatory considerations for GtN management and predictability of GtN rates.

    Nov. 28, 2022
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    Novartis, research group to advance new kind of malaria drug into late-stage test

    The Swiss pharma and the Medicines for Malaria Venture plan to start a Phase 3 trial of a non-artemisinin combination treatment next year.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Merck to buy blood cancer biotech Imago for $1.35B

    The deal is Merck’s second notable acquisition in the past year and a half, part of a strategy to diversify its pipeline beyond the top-selling Keytruda.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Merck KGaA outlines plan to rev up drug R&D

    The German company aims to, on average, launch a new medicine or major treatment indication every 18 months in a bid to boost its pharma business.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Teva taps Sandoz veteran to take over CEO post from Schultz

    Richard Francis will take over for the retiring Kåre Schultz on Jan. 1. He’ll face major challenges at Teva, including opioid settlements, biosimilar launches and reducing the company’s debt.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Pfizer, BioNTech start study testing next COVID-19 vaccine

    The new candidate is meant to provide broader immunity over a longer period of time and is part of the companies’ strategy to stay ahead of a shifting coronavirus threat.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Regeneron teams up with CytomX to develop dual-targeting cancer drugs

    Regeneron will pay CytomX $30 million to try to create bispecific antibody drugs that are safer and have a wider reach than existing treatments.  

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Eli Lilly’s Julie Gilmore on finding up-and-coming companies and backing small biotechs

    Only a small fraction of the companies Lilly evaluates get into its incubator, according to Gilmore. Here’s how the big pharma selects them.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Trial failures end latest hope for Roche’s Alzheimer’s drug

    Eight years after gantenerumab failed a Phase 3 study, the drug came up short in late-stage testing again, proving unable to meaningfully slow cognitive decline in two closely watched trials. 

    By , Nov. 14, 2022
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    Crossing the new real world data landscape

    Learn about key factors and trends in RWE and why a data luminary is crucial to your success.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    Under FDA pressure, GSK limits use of ovarian cancer drug

    The drugmaker’s decision is the latest fallout from safety concerns that have emerged in testing of so-called PARP inhibitors, resulting in withdrawals by Merck & Co., AstraZeneca and Clovis Oncology. 

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    EMA backs restrictions on certain immune-regulating drugs

    Once the European Commission signs off, use of several so-called JAK inhibitors sold by Eli Lilly, Pfizer and other drugmakers will be limited among smokers and patients who are at high risk of certain health complications. 

    By Nov. 11, 2022