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Mandy Jackson

Mandy Jackson is the US West Coast Editor for Scrip Intelligence. Mandy reports on daily biopharma news and regularly interviews everyone from big pharma CEOs to biotech startup founders about the business strategy behind their finance, dealmaking and drug development news. She also has an interest in drug pricing and novel reimbursement strategies, new treatments in areas of true unmet need, and business development trends. Mandy has been a business news reporter for more than 15 years, covering biotech and pharma companies, biotech law and commercial real estate. She is based in San Diego, California – the venue for many medical and biopharma industry meetings.
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Teva's CGRP Inhibitor Fails In Chronic Cluster Headaches, Continues In Episodic

Unlike the migraine space, there is only one competitor for Teva's CGRP inhibitor in cluster headaches, but that opportunity narrowed with fremanezumab's failure in chronic cluster headaches, though a trial in episodic cluster headaches is ongoing.

Research and Development Strategies Neurology

Finance Watch: Investors Go Nuts For NASH As Madrigal Raises $300m, Galmed Skyrockets

Public Company Edition: Madrigal and Galmed shares more than doubled after reporting what were viewed as positive results in mid-stage NASH studies, with Madrigal going on to raise $300m on the back of the data. Not all is well for publicly traded firms, however, as Advaxis and Flex Pharma reveal layoffs.

Financing Business Strategies

Lilly Stays Committed To Alzheimer's, Including Amyloid Hypothesis, Despite Many Failures

The failure of BACE inhibitor lanabecestat was the latest setback in Lilly's Alzheimer's pipeline, but the company has been working in this area with almost no success for decades, yet still feels a commitment to keep trying, Lilly Research Labs President Daniel Skovronsky tells Scrip.

Research and Development Strategies Neurology

Finance Watch: Pfizer Ventures' Dalton Makes Sense Of Neuroscience Focus Within New $600m VC Fund Commitment

Venture Capital Edition: Pfizer deprioritized neuroscience as an early R&D focus earlier this year, but will stay involved by spending 25% of the $600m added to its venture fund on neurology investments. Also, China VC investment keeps up fast pace and Alta Partners closes a new $130m health care fund.

Financing StartUps and SMEs

Migraine Drug Atogepant Delivers Good News When Allergan Needs It Most

Oral CGRP inhibitor atogepant delivers strong Phase IIb/III results in episodic migraine prevention less than a week after activist investors went public with their push for a management shakeup to reverse Allergan's falling stock price.

Clinical Trials Neurology

IPO Update: Returns Rebound As June Sees Its First New Biopharma Offering

MeiraGTx was the first to go public in the US in June after six drug developer IPOs launched in May. With returns for this year's first-time biopharma offerings more than doubling from 9% at the end of April to 23.6% as of June 8, four new companies have filed and six have set terms for future IPOs.

Financing Business Strategies
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