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Tesaro's On The Right Path With Anti-PD-1 Dostarlimab In Endometrial Cancer

Interview: Tesaro Chief Medical Officer Martin Huber addresses dostarlimab GARNET data and provides an update on integration with GlaxoSmithKline.

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Adios To Alcon In April As Novartis Confirms Spin-Off Date

With the eye-care business set for its own stock exchange listings next month and the future of Sandoz the subject of much discussion, Novartis' plan to be a pure play pharma firm moves ever closer.

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Finance Watch: Flagship Raises $824m To Speed Growth Of Its Portfolio Companies

Private Company Edition: The VC firm and start-up factory Flagship Pioneering brings in new cash for existing investments, tapping into investors eager to back "big, bold platform ideas" in the life sciences. Also, new financings include $100m-plus deals for Harmony and Beam.

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GETTING IT RIGHT – Drawing Together Key Stakeholders To Shape The Real-World Data Revolution

This special report reveals the challenges and solutions for early payer involvement in real-world data clinical trials, as discussed by industry leaders at a recent roundtable.

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Scandinavia Serves Up Two Partners For Alexion, In Its Rare Disease Sweet-Spot

Leading US biotech Alexion is to collaborate with two European biotechs, Affibody and Zealand, on early-stage products for rare diseases, involving bivalent antibody-mimetic scaffolds and novel peptides.

 

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What Brexit Effect? UK Biotech Start-Ups Reach Record Numbers

With UK biotech venture capital investment at its highest level to date, biotech company building is showing no let up, with almost half of all UK biotech companies formed within the last three years.

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How One Startup Plans To Win Primary Care Battle In China

Millions of people lack access to quality healthcare services and products in China, but now one company has raised millions in funding and vows to harness the power of the internet to get temperature-controlled drugs and quality diagnostic services to everyone who needs them.

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Asia Deal Watch: Zogenix Partners Japanese Rights To Pediatric Epilepsy Therapy To Nippon Shinyaku

Nippon Shinyaku obtains rights to sell Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome drug Fintepla in its home market. Sun Pharma increases its ownership stake in Russia’s PJSC Biosintez.

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Biohaven Pays $105m For Turbo Boost In Migraine Drug Review Race

Biohaven has acquired a priority review voucher from GW Pharma to accelerate the US review of rimegepant, its oral CGRP receptor antagonist for migraine. The firm is competing with Allergan and Lilly in a race to get the next oral treatment approved.

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Merck KGaA Expects Core Franchises, Alliances To Strengthen In China

Merck KGaA's healthcare business in China will continue to center around its fertility, general medicines and endocrinology therapies while also building on new corporate alliances there, the German conglomerate’s global operations head told Scrip. 

 

 

 

 
 
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Zulresso Is Sage’s First Step In Postpartum Depression Treatment

I.V. Zulresso is the first US FDA-approved drug for postpartum depression (PPD) and Sage's first commercial product – with a list price of $34,000. It will help the company build a presence in PPD as it completes late-stage development for oral candidate SAGE-217.

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Abbott Builds Its Digital Reach In India

Abbott’s new digital initiative in India, which already has 2,000 physicians and 1,000 patients on board, aims to provide services and information to improve health outcomes. Gamification concepts and an offline component such as a learning program for physicians are also part of the new offering.

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Dong-A Vows Legal Steps As Korea Imposes Heavy Penalties Over Rebates

Korea temporarily suspends reimbursement of drugs involved in Dong-A ST’s alleged illegal rebate payments to doctors, raising concerns from the industry whether the new measures are appropriate. The company concedes it violated the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act but vows to seek legal redress as it claims there are substantial issues with the punitive measures.

South Korea Reimbursement Policy & Regulation

Finance Watch: Panic Over FDA Commissioner's Resignation Was Short-Lived, Though IPOs Still Languish

Public Company Edition: Biotech stocks sank when US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his departure, but have nearly recovered to pre-resignation levels, except for newly public firms. Also, Biohaven's raises cash for PRV purchase and Endo issues $1.5bn in new debt.

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Cancer, Rare Disease Drugs To Be Covered As China Expands Reimbursement

China's national reimbursement drug list will undergo a much anticipated expansion in 2019, and therapies for cancer, pediatric and rare conditions from international firms including Roche and Actellion are likely to receive long-awaited coverage.

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Celgene/Bristol's Revlimid Patent Risk Incrementally Lower After PTAB Denies Alvogen IPR

Bristol-Myers Squibb pitches Celgene's pipeline as its most valuable asset, but investors remain fixated on the coming Revlimid patent cliff. A recent PTAB decision to deny an inter partes review incrementally decreased that risk.

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Alios Buy Best Forgotten For Johnson & Johnson As RSV Failure Costs It Dear

Johnson & Johnson has written off a further $700m against the RSV asset that it obtained with its $1.75bn purchase of Alios.

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Pipeline Watch: Phase III Readouts For Vibegron, Doria And Ameluz

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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Good DREAMM-1 Data Keeps GSK On Track For Multiple Myeloma Filing This Year

Confirmation of good trial data for GSK's promising anti-BCMA antibody-drug conjugate GSK2857916 in multiple myeloma patients keeps it in the running for eventual regulatory approval by 2020 - but it faces a formidable field of emerging rival therapies.  

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Shionogi Stays The Course As It Lays Out R&D Priorities

Japan's Shionogi lays out its R&D priorities, with a continued strategic focus on anti-infectives and CNS drugs, saying it is looking for the approval of four molecules in the coming year.

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