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Aurobindo Aims For Europe Growth With Apotex Acquisitions

The Indian drug maker is handing over €74m to Canada's Apotex, buying the latter's operations in Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium and adding over 200 generics and more than 80 OTC products to its portfolio.

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Finance Watch: 2018 Biopharma VC Investment Could Beat 2017 One Quarter Ahead Of Schedule

With biopharma venture capital investment of $9.67bn during the first half, 2018's total is on track to beat 2017 in the third quarter. IPOs, one of the factors fueling VC investment, continue to boom with five more drug developers slated to go public this week.

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Cystic Fibrosis: NovaBiotics Advances Old Dog With New Tricks

Lynovex, a reformulated version of a molecule which has been around for decades for a rare metabolic disease, has just succeeded in a Phase IIb study to treat exacerbations in cystic fibrosis. The mutation-agnostic therapy could improve on current treatments for breakthrough exacerbations, and reduce the associated long-term damaged.

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Siga Ready For Next Phase, New Cash With Smallpox Drug Approval

Siga is entitled to a $41m “hold back” payment under its contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and potentially a $50m payment related to the US FDA's extended shelf-life determination for stockpiled Tpoxx; company also picks up first priority review voucher awarded for a medical countermeasure, which it likely will monetize.


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Pharma Q2 Results Preview: Johnson & Johnson And Novartis

The earnings season is on us again with two heavyweights of health care hoping to show strong second-quarter results, while giving a glimpse into their prospects for the second half of the year. It will be Novartis' first chance to talk with investors about a new US Senate report regarding the company's dealings with Trump lawyer Cohen.

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SK Acquires AMPAC, On Track To Meet Global Contract Manufacturing Ambitions

With the acquisition of US-based contract development and manufacturing organization AMPAC Fine Chemicals, SK has added the US production base to its European and Korean production facilities, placing it on track to becoming a top global CDMO player with annual production capacity of about 1.6 million liters.

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Amgen Puts Evenity Filing Back On Track With TIMI Cardiovascular Risk Review

As Amgen’s main hope for extending its bone health franchise, romosozumab faces a second review at the FDA with a fuller dataset and an external analysis of cardiovascular risk.

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Job Cuts Seen At Dr Reddy’s Amid Cost Recalibration

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has set in motion significant cost control initiatives as part of broader efforts to emerge leaner and more nimble. Headcount rationalization in R&D is rumored to be already underway, while more operational areas could potentially see significant manpower reductions.
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Deal Watch: BioCryst Shareholder Dissent Scuttles Planned Merger With Idera

AZ’s MedImmune to use 4D’s AAV vector technology to deliver therapies for chronic lung disease, while Roivant spinout Dermavant licenses Phase III-ready autoimmune candidate tapinarof from GSK.

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Roivant Splashes Cash Again To License GSK Skin Disorder Drug

The UK drug maker is tightening its R&D focus by selling on the psoriasis and atopic dermatitis investigational drug tapinarof to Dermavant, banking a hefty £150m up front and possibly another £100m after that.

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Authorities Find Accounting Violation By Samsung BioLogics, Prosecutors To Probe

South Korean financial authorities conclude Samsung BioLogics violated accounting standards by omitting certain information on its joint venture agreement with Biogen from public disclosures, and have ordered further investigation of a corporate governance decision on the handling in accounts of the JV, Samsung Bioepis. The latest ruling in the prolonged affair could hurt the credibility and business of Samsung BioLogics going forward, although the firm maintains it has done nothing improper. 

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Gilenya Patent Upheld, But Who's The Biggest Winner – Novartis or Celgene?

A composition of matter patent for the Novartis MS drug Gilenya expires in 2019, but a recent inter partes review decision upheld a dosing patent that doesn't expire until 2027. However, analysts also touted the victory as a big win for Celgene and its competing S1P modulator ozanimod.

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14 Approvals To Look Out For In Q3

As many as 14 new products are up for US approval in the third quarter, research by Informa Pharma's Biomedtracker shows. Scrip takes a look at the candidates and their chances of reaching the market.

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Beyond Rebates: PhRMA Wants HHS To ‘De-Link’ Supply Chain Compensation From List Price

Focus should not be limited to rebates in Medicare Part D, manufacturers advise in comments on HHS drug pricing blueprint. Pharmacy benefit managers raise anti-trust issues with shift to upfront discounts.

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Downward, Eastward or Inward? Blockbuster Film Puts Cancer Drug Prices In China Spotlight

Bagging a $200m box office in its opening week in China, "Dying to Survive" is a sentimental movie about a Chinese businessman selling cancer drugs smuggled from India but unapproved in China that sees his life taking a drastic turn, from convicted felon to a Robin Hood-like hero as he helps those in need. The Chinese film authority’s clearance for the screening of the movie and the smash success signal three key messages about the future potential direction of oncology drugs in the country.

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Pfizer Agrees To Roll Back Prices On 40 Drugs, Yielding To Pressure From Trump

After a conversation with President Trump, CEO Ian Read agreed to cancel price increases on 40 drugs that took effect July 1, to give the administration time to work on its blueprint for improving the health care system.

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Pipeline Watch: Phase III Starts With QPI-1002, Enfortumab Vedotin And ZYN-002

Pipeline Watch is a weekly snapshot of selected late-stage clinical trial events announced by pharmaceutical and biotech companies at medical and industry conferences, in financial and company presentations, and in company releases and statements.

 

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Alarm As Novartis Exits Antibiotics Space

The Swiss major says that while the science for its antibacterial and antiviral research programs is compelling, "we have decided to prioritize our resources in other areas where we believe we are better positioned to develop innovative medicines."

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Serious Candida Infections: Scynexis's Oral Antifungal Could Challenge Fluconazole

Positive top-line results from the Phase IIb DOVE study of Scynexis's SCY-078, and progress with a new intravenous formulation, suggest the US biotech's new triterpenoid could be the first of a new class of antifungal agents for serious infections.

 

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Oyster Point Looks To Compete In Dry Eye With Nasal Spray Therapeutic

Spun out from Oculeve in tandem with that company’s acquisition by Allergan, Oyster Point hopes to develop a nasal spray that can address the underlying cause of dry eye. It has two candidates on parallel courses in Phase II with a goal of choosing one to advance into Phase III.

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