Scrip is part of Pharma Intelligence UK Limited

This site is operated by Pharma Intelligence UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13787459 whose registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. The Pharma Intelligence group is owned by Caerus Topco S.à r.l. and all copyright resides with the group.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

Relypsa's Veltassa OK'd, But Black Box Spooks Investors

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

Even though Relypsa Inc. achieved the ultimate regulatory success of gaining US approval on Oct. 21 of Veltassa (patiromer) – the first drug in 50 years to treat hyperkalemia, which often affects people with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes and hypertension – investors were spooked by the black-box warning the FDA imposed on the medicine's labeling.

You may also be interested in...



Garland Takes Helm Of Portola At A Crucial Time

Portola touts exec's commercial management experience with Genentech success stories Avastin and Tarceva.

Moderna's Valera Takes mRNA Approach To Combat Zika

With new funding in hand, Moderna and its infectious disease venture Valera are going full-speed ahead with a Zika vaccine, taking an mRNA approach, which they said could be a more rapid strategy to try to stop the disease.

Allergan's Price Reform Pledge: Will Others Follow?

Allergan CEO Brent Saunders vows not to engage in price gouging and says his firm will limit cost increases to single-digit percentages, occurring only once per year. But it's unclear whether Saunders will stand as a lone wolf in the industry or if others will make similar pledges.

Topics

Related Companies

Latest News
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

SC030129

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Thank you for submitting your question. We will respond to you within 2 business days. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel