Joe has covered a wide range of biopharmaceutical stories since 2007 and contributes to Scrip, In Vivo, Pink Sheet and related Citeline publications. His specialties include business development, commercial strategies and liver and infectious diseases.
Latest From Joseph Haas
Cidara’s Novel Antifungal Approved For Antimicrobial-Resistant C. Auris Infections
Cidara’s US commercial partner Melinta will launch the novel echinocandin this summer, announcing pricing shortly before rollout. Limited indication follows recommendation of FDA advisory panel.
89bio’s Phase IIb Data Heighten Competition Within NASH FGF21 Analog Class
89bio’s pegozafermin met co-primary endpoints of fibrosis reduction and NASH resolution in Phase IIb; the company said its methodology yielded lower placebo responses than in Akero’s Phase IIb study.
AbbVie Data Show Skyrizi Tops IL-17 Competitors In Skin Clearance
Skyrizi showed better skin-clearance results than Cosentyx or Taltz in a 52-week study of patients who had suboptimal results on the latter two drugs.
Asia Deal Watch: Avenue Takes On AnnJi’s Spinal And Bulbar Muscular Atrophy Candidate
Plus deals involving Ono/PeptiDream, Onconic/Livzon, Teijin/Novartis, Eisai/Biogen, Abbisko/Allist, Daewoong/M8, GC Biopharma/Catalyst and KYM Biosciences/AstraZeneca.
Dermavant’s Vtama Appears Well Positioned To Compete With Other Topicals In AD
Approved for psoriasis, Vtama met the primary and secondary endpoints in first of two Phase III atopic dermatitis studies. The Roivant affiliate will position the drug as a two-in-one solution for both.
GSK Tries To Chase Down Pfizer With Phase III Pentavalent Meningococcal Vaccine Data
Phase III data for a vaccine combining Bexsero and Menveo demonstrated non-inferiority. GSK hopes to file it for approval soon, while Pfizer’s candidate has an October FDA action date.