When it launched in March 2011, Yervoy became the only drug ever to extend survival in patients with advanced forms of melanoma. Now, new data show just how long the breakthrough drug can extend that survival: A few patients using Yervoy could tack on as much as a decade to their lives, according to a long-term study. And more than a few could see a few extra years.
Two years after AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb ran into a buzzsaw of regulatory criticism at the FDA for their SGLT2 diabetes drug dapagliflozin, the partners are back with a fresh set of promising Phase III data they hope can help provide the key needed to unlock the U.S. market.
The vials are being retrieved from the U.K., Germany, Romania, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Spain, according to BMS spokesman Ken Dominski. The recall was issued because of concerns the vials in the affected batches had not been fully filled.
Bristol-Myers Squibb has hit a speed bump in the road to new uses for its melanoma treatment Yervoy. The drug fell short in a prostate cancer trial, by failing to significantly extend patients' lives. But some of the study data could signal good news from another ongoing test of Yervoy in prostate cancer, Reuters reports.
Bristol-Myers Squibb said last month it planned to consolidate some operations in the Hillsborough, FL, area. This week it announced it has leased a 70,000-square-foot building in Tampa where it will do just that.
Australia is paying for Bristol-Myers Squibb's melanoma drug Yervoy. And Yervoy is expensive. So, Australian officials plan to monitor patients treated with it to see whether the drug lives up to its promise. It's an unusual move--and unprecedented in Australia.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is calling it quits on a depression drug it was working on with Albany Molecular Research, and investors sent the contractor's shares into a plunge as its CEO preached patience.
BMS-820836--an investigational triple reuptake inhibitor in a pair of midstage studies for treatment-resistant depression--failed the primary endpoints when compared to Eli Lilly's Cymbalta (duloxetine).
Samsung BioLogics has said that its manufacturing prowess will enable it to make biologic drugs more cheaply than about anyone else. Bristol-Myers Squibb intends to find out via a 10-year pact for making a yet-to-be-approved cancer drug.
Bristol-Myers Squibb will open a new facility in Florida to support operations, creating 575 jobs in the process.