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Takeda groups emerging markets, vaccines units in Singapore as dengue PhIII ahead

Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical opened an emerging markets and vaccines headquarters in the gleaming new research hub Biopolis on Feb. 25 in the wealthy city-state as it looks to bring a Phase III dengue candidate through trials successfully and challenge Sanofi's lead in the space.

UPDATED: With hep C approval app, AbbVie eyes franchise growth in Japan

SINGAPORE-- Here's some expansion news for AbbVie's hepatitis C franchise. The U.S.-based drugmaker has asked Japanese regulators to approve its antiviral cocktail, hoping to grab a piece of that market as it fights for share in the States.

Humira biosimilars will gut AbbVie's sales in 3 years, analyst says

Pharma analysts have different opinions on how much branded drugmakers will feel the heat from biosimilars--and when they'll feel it. But according to one Citi analyst, they're all underestimating the impact on AbbVie's top dog.

Struggling Lilly, AbbVie may find Low-T boost from specialized testosterone clinics

After a year of regulatory warnings and safety debates over "Low T" drugs, it's no surprise that drugmakers like Eli Lilly and AbbVie expect their testosterone sales to suffer in 2015. But as the mainstream medical community apparently moves away from testosterone replacement meds, specialized clinics are taking up the charge.

Niche Low-T lifestyle clinics might give suffering Lilly, AbbVie meds a boost

After a year of regulatory warnings and safety debates over "Low T" drugs, it's no surprise that drugmakers like Eli Lilly and AbbVie expect their testosterone sales to suffer in 2015. But as the mainstream medical community apparently moves away from testosterone replacement meds, specialized clinics are taking up the charge.

AbbVie rides high on Humira sales in Q4 but looks to new products for success in 2015

AbbVie posted promising fourth-quarter earnings fueled by the strong performance of blockbuster Humira. But the company is looking beyond its top-selling med in 2015, focusing on the development of new products to bolster its bottom line as it counters generic competition to some of its key moneymakers.

Gilead, AbbVie rack up new payer deals, but hep C obstacles loom across the Atlantic

The hepatitis C market is breaking new ground all over the place. As payers put the squeeze on Gilead Sciences and AbbVie for discounts in the U.S., England's National Health Service is delaying a broad rollout of Gilead's blockbuster Sovaldi till July, citing the drug's high cost--an unprecedented move on a treatment already blessed by the country's cost-effectiveness watchdogs.

Gilead blazes ahead in hep C pricing battle with two new PBM deals

Gilead Sciences is gaining ground in its hep C pricing battle with AbbVie. One week after the drugmaker joined forces with Anthem to make Harvoni the primary option for the PBM's 30 million patients, Gilead inked similar deals with Humana and Harvard Pilgrim, edging out its competitor and raising the stakes in the companies' ongoing war.  

AbbVie wins FDA nod for a long-acting Parkinson's treatment

AbbVie picked up FDA approval for Duopa, an extended-release combination of two standard Parkinson's disease treatments that relies on an external pump.

Generics could sink AbbVie below analysts' 2015 estimates

On his company's Q3 conference call back in October, AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez told investors the pharma was in an even stronger position today than before it announced its failed $55 billion merger with Ireland's Shire. But with low-cost competitors ready to sink their teeth into the drugmaker's top products, 2015 adjusted earnings may miss analysts' forecasts.