U.S. drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. reported higher-than-expected third-quarter 2019 profit, helped by strong sales of the blood thinner Eliquis, even as growth of the company’s blockbuster cancer treatment Opdivo slowed.

Vir Biotechnology priced the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at $20 a share, at the bottom end of expectations, the latest underwhelming investment performance for a stock held by SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund.

Heron Therapeutics Inc. announced positive topline results of a multi-center postoperative pain management study in which 51 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty surgery received the investigational agent HTX-011 together with a scheduled postoperative regimen of generic, oral analgesics (acetaminophen and celecoxib).

Clovis Oncology Inc. entered into a global licensing and collaboration agreement with 3B Pharmaceuticals GmbH, a private German biotechnology company developing targeted radiopharmaceutical drugs and diagnostics for oncology indications with a high unmet medical need.

Amgen Inc.’s second-quarter revenue fell 3 percent due to more competition for the company’s older off-patent drugs, but rising sales of newer medicines helped the biotechnology innovator’s results exceed Wall Street forecasts.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., which is set to buy biotechnology company Celgene Corp. for $74 billion, posted better-than-expected second-quarter 2019 earnings on strong sales from the blood thinner Eliquis and the rheumatoid arthritis treatment Orencia.

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Nearly 12 million people had their financial, medical and personal information exposed due to a Quest Diagnostics data breach.

An experimental Amgen Inc. drug that targets a specific genetic mutation significantly reduced tumor size in half of evaluated patients with advanced lung cancer in a small, early-stage trial, sending the U.S. biotechnology company’s share up nearly 6 percent.

Heron Therapeutics Inc. announced that the company received a Complete Response Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 30, 2019 regarding the New Drug Application for HTX-011 for the management of postoperative pain.