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Shire Kills Baxalta’s Hemophilia B Program; Clears Path for BioMarin, Spark Therapeutics and uniQure

When companies merge, there is almost always fallout – sometimes it’s jobs and sometimes it’s programs. When Shire acquired Bannockburn, Ill.-based Baxalta earlier in 2016, a certain number of job cuts were expected, and on May 1, Baxalta laid off 239 people. Then during the company’s second-quarter 2016 finances conference call, Shire indicated it was killing what had seemed to be a very promising hemophilia B program, BAX 335.

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Pfizer Boss Won’t Commit to a Company Split, But Decision Might Depend on Whether Clinton or Trump Wins the U.S. Presidential Election

Even before the Pfizer-Allergan merger was announced and then fell apart, Pfizer was discussing the possibility of splitting the company into two. The idea was that the company would break into one that focused on newer, faster-growing products, and another that focused on mature, branded drugs that often had expired patents. But at the company’s second-quarter 2016 earnings conference call, Pfizer chief executive Ian Read indicated that may no longer be on the table.

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India’s Aurobindo Pharma Breaks Ground on U.S. HQ, Will Create Up to 400 Jobs

Aurobindo USA, a subsidiary of India-based Aurobindo Pharma, has broken ground on its planned 575,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility – a site expected to bring up to 400 new jobs.

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U.S. officials provide stopgap Zika funds, Congress urged to act

Federal health officials, scrambling to fund efforts to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the United States, said they have provided more stopgap money to various locales while calls grew for Congress to cut short its recess and act.

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Pfizer in settlement of Celebrex, Bextra litigation

Pfizer reached a $486 million settlement of litigation accusing it of causing big losses for shareholders by concealing safety risks associated with the pain relievers.

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Few seniors seeking health advice from Dr. Google

Even though most seniors have cell phones and computers, they still do not go online to find answers to medical questions, contact doctors or fill prescriptions, a U.S. study suggests.

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Pfizer beats estimates; branded drugs disappoint

Pfizer Inc. reported better-than-expected second-quarter 2016 results, but revenue from its branded patent-protected medicines brought disappointment.

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China’s ‘mosquito factory’ aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

Every week, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid to wipe out diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

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UK court says state health system can fund preventative HIV drug

A high court judge ruled that an HIV pill to prevent infection can be funded by the state health service in England, in a victory for AIDS campaigners who have been calling for its widespread use.

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Amgen Forges Pre-clinical R&D Pact With Advaxis

Amgen Inc. struck a research and development deal for the development of Advaxis Inc.’s pre-clinical immunotherapy treatment, ADXS-NEO.

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