Imbruvica partners Johnson & Johnson and AbbVie are counting on their blood cancer star Imbruvica to move up into earlier lines of chronic lymphocytic leukemia therapy, where the market potential is bigger. And now, they've got some trial data to support that move.
J&J's blockbuster cancer drug Zytiga (abiraterone) has helped redraw the map for treating prostate cancer since its approval four years ago. And now a researcher at the Cleveland Clinic says that a metabolite of the drug may work better than the therapy itself in treating the disease.
Millennials want to be happy and healthy, but they're just so stressed out. Contrary to the typical carefree image of youth, millennials ages 18 to 32 worry about health issues--like getting a serious illness or affording healthcare--as much as baby boomers do, according to a recent study by InVentiv Health companies GSW and Allidura, along with Harris Poll.
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.
It was Johnson & Johnson's turn to take center stage at ASCO Saturday morning, fleshing out the promising data that it accumulated in a Phase II study of daratumumab for treatment-resistant multiple myeloma.
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.
Johnson & Johnson has established an outpost within Karolinska Institutet. The arrangement sees J&J set an innovation hub at the Swedish medical university, from which it will keep tabs on academic research breakthroughs and support the advance of such ideas into life science startups.
Johnson & Johnson is facing more backlash over power morcellator devices used in minimally invasive gynecological procedures, as the FBI investigates how much the company knew about the products' risks before pulling them from the market last year.
The FDA gave the green light to Johnson & Johnson's Invega Trinza, which is injected four times a year, making it the longest-acting schizophrenia drug on the market.
Novo Nordisk, gradually exiting the world of autoimmune R&D, has found a home for one of its former projects, handing a development program over to Johnson & Johnson for an undisclosed sum.