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Bayer's Nexavar misses another study endpoint, this time for breast cancer

Nexavar, the blockbuster cancer drug sold by Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, has failed again in a trial for a new indication. 

As FDA regulations tighten, report says antimicrobial market headed for a crash

As the FDA continues its effort to phase out antimicrobials, the numbers aren't looking so good for the contracting market.

UPDATED: Merck's Bravecto, Bayer's Quellin chewables approved for dogs

Bayer HealthCare has scored approval for the first chewable drug approved by the agency for treating osteoarthritis in dogs, a disease that accounts for pain in about 20% of canines older than one year.

Bayer likes all the brands it got from Merck, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's included

Should Bayer sell some of the consumer brands it's buying from Merck in a $14 billion deal? Analysts say a few of them--Coppertone sun products, for instance--don't quite fit with Bayer's product lineup. Buyers appear to be knocking. But Bayer says it will keep those brands, thank you very much.

Japan OKs Bayer's Nexavar for thyroid cancer

Building on approvals in the U.S. and EU, Bayer Healthcare said Japan has approved  Nexavar  to treat patients with unresectable differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

Sources: Bayer, J&J's Xarelto faces first U.S. lawsuits

The inevitable has happened for Bayer's fast-selling anticoagulant blockbuster, Xarelto. Someone in the U.S. has filed a lawsuit over its safety concerns. In fact, a number of lawsuits have been filed, according to reports in a German newspaper.

Bayer drafts Otsuka exec to lead pharma biz to big growth

Bayer's pharma division has a new president with a big task ahead of him. A week after the company announced its current leader, Andreas Fibig, would jump ship, Bayer says it's chosen an Otsuka Pharmaceutical executive to take the post.

Bayer CEO's long goodbye: Dekkers to depart at end of 2016

Marijn Dekkers has set his own expiration date as Bayer CEO. The German conglomerate said Dekkers would leave at the end of 2016, giving him 7 years in the top slot. It's the latest in a series of executive moves at Bayer, whose HealthCare division has been outperforming the rest of the company.

Iran plant starts production of vet drugs but sets sights on human meds

Iran has big plans for its own drug industry, and a domestic company has started commercial production of veterinary drugs at a plant that will eventually make human treatments as well.

Bayer buys into PhIII-ready prostate cancer drug with $68M upfront

Bayer is beefing up its cancer drug pipeline again. The German pharma company has bought in to an androgen receptor inhibitor therapy being developed at Finland's Orion, paying €50 million in an upfront payment and committing itself to a slate of unspecified milestones.