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Jessica Merrill

New York, NY
Jessica Merrill is a Bureau Editor for US Commercial Content for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, including “The Pink Sheet” and SCRIP. She has been covering the pharmaceutical industry as a journalist for more than 10 years, spanning the spectrum from R&D to regulatory to commercial. She was previously a reporter and editor for “The Pink Sheet” and “Pink Sheet” DAILY, specializing in business and commercial news, focusing largely on big pharma, M&A and business development, and the commercial landscape, including drug launches and market access. Before embarking on a career in healthcare journalism, she covered business news for the cosmetics industry and worked as a newspaper reporter.
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Amicus' Oral Fabry Drug Priced To Compete Against Traditional ERT

FDA approved Galafold under accelerated approval, paving the way for the launch of the first oral therapy to treat a subset of patients with the rare condition Fabry disease. Amicus priced Galafold at $315,000 per year.

Rare Diseases Launches

Generic Drug Sector Struggles Even As The Need For Cheaper Drugs Grows

Lower prices for generic drugs in the US are continuing to drag on revenues of drug makers like Teva, Sandoz, Mylan and Endo. Industry leaders say the US market is stabilizing, but price erosion and other negative factors impacted second quarter financials across the sector. Teva is attempting a turnaround and Mylan is exploring strategic alternatives.
Generic Drugs Sales & Earnings

Mylan To Explore Strategic Options, Claiming Investors Have Failed To Appreciate The Value

CEO Heather Bresch gave a soliloquy on US health care during the second quarter call, saying ‘perverse incentives’ have created a system that ‘feeds on higher prices.’

Generic Drugs Sales & Earnings

A Renewal Begins For Bausch (Née Valeant), But Challenges Ahead

The company reported a second quarter of organic sales growth, though revenues declined because of divestitures. Dermatology and Diversified Products segments continued to face challenges, and the company is working to respond to an FDA CRL for potential new dermatology product Duobrii.

Sales & Earnings Launches

Regeneron And Bluebird Team Up In Cell Therapy "Joint Venture"-Style Deal

Regeneron will make a $100m equity investment in bluebird to collaborate on the discovery of antibodies and T cell receptors, with the hope of building out in immuno-oncology and overcoming some of the early cell therapy challenges. Regeneron's business development chief talks to Scrip about its strategy.

Deals ImmunoOncology

Teva Braces For A Bigger Hit As Price Competition Intensifies For Copaxone

Teva has been able to hold onto a roughly 85% share of the Copaxone 40 mg market, but expects pressure from generics will intensify in the second half of the year.

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