Pozen has had its share of woes in recent months: Manufacturing problems at its contract supplier tanked new drug applications twice in a row, and Big Pharma partner Sanofi bailed on their development deal for the new-and-improved aspirins.
Lately, Perrigo's shown it would rather be the acquirer than the acquired--and it continued down that path Tuesday.
Clock's ticking, Teva, as far as deal target Mylan's concerned. The Israeli drugmaker needs to either "stop playing games" and turn its $40 billion approach into a formal bid--or walk.
Everyone from individual patients on up to pharmacy benefits managers has been scheming about how to get Gilead's Harvoni and Sovaldi at the lower prices available in other countries--as low as 1% of the U.S. sticker price, Bloomberg notes.
Orphan drugs are attractive to make thanks to premium pricing prospects, limited competition and regulatory perks. But those factors also make them attractive to buy, and they'll continue to spur M&A activity in the biopharma field, Moody's predicts.
Pharma types are getting a wee bit defensive about critics' attacks on cancer drug prices, if response to FiercePharma's recent coverage is any indication. But the criticism just keeps on coming, even as drugmakers work with payers behind the scenes on mutually acceptable pricing deals.
After having to call off a $1.5 billion deal last year to sell its U.S.-based generics business, Belgium's UCB has new bidders for the unit that reportedly includes India's Cipla and Lupin.
Adding Opdivo to Yervoy ups melanoma treatment efficacy--but it ups rate of serious side effects, too
The data on Bristol-Myers Squibb's hot new immunotherapy Opdivo kept rolling out Sunday at ASCO, showing that combining the drug with fellow Bristol cancer-fighter Yervoy proved more effective in treating advanced melanoma than Yervoy alone. But pairing up the two also increased the risk of side effects, which could offset the tandem's benefits for some patients.
Johnson & Johnson and AbbVie's Imbruvica has already shown in one Phase III study that it can extend progression-free survival in patients with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. But now, it's done it again--and convincingly so.
Last month, Pfizer announced it had cut short its PALOMA-3 trial thanks to impressive second-line data for new cancer-fighter Ibrance. And now, industry-watchers have a glimpse into those data, announced Saturday at ASCO.
In February, Roche said its Rituxan follow-up, Gazyva, had succeeded in a late-stage study involving non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients, extending their remission period. And it wasn't kidding.
Dermal fillers are meant to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and give the face a smoother, fuller appearance. But they may also have some nasty consequences if injected incorrectly, and so the FDA is calling for some updated labeling on the products.
Amarin has finally grabbed the 5-year marketing exclusivity for fish oil pill Vascepa that it's long been seeking.
Otsuka has finally lost its battle with the FDA to prevent generics of its antipsychotic Abilify from hitting the market. A federal judge issued a final ruling against the Japanese drugmaker, a little more than a month after regulators opened the door for copycat versions of the meds.
Some analysts may be pooh-poohing a Pfizer buyout of GlaxoSmithKline, but some investors are hip to the idea. As Bloomberg reports, options traders are paying record prices for bullish GSK options--and this after the British drugmaker lost $11 billion off its market cap in less than three months.
Bayer has seen many an M&A opportunity come and go when it comes to bolstering its animal health unit. But once it jettisons its plastics unit--a move that could generate some extra dough--it might finally be ready to strike a deal.
How does pharma executive pay compare with the rest of healthcare? Forbes columnist Dan Munro decided to find out--and the answer is that drugmakers pay their top managers more than in any other slice of the healthcare industry.
How much did Johnson & Johnson know about the risks of power morcellators--now suspended on safety concerns--before it pulled them from the market last year? That's the subject of a new investigation, headed up by the FBI's Newark, NJ, office, The Wall Street Journal's sources say.
Last month, the European Parliament voted to push the European Commission to take a harder stance on curbing alcohol's harmful health effects. And Lundbeck, which markets alcoholism drug Selincro, did its part to make that happen.
After pursuing a pay-for-delay case against Teva's Cephalon unit for years, the Federal Trade Commission has forced the drugmaker to hand over $1.2 billion in past profits.