LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The nation’s newest Actos trial gets underway Thursday, August 27th in a Las Vegas courtroom.  Attorneys representing two southern Nevada patients will argue the men suffered severe effects, including death, after using the diabetes drug Actos. “Takeda Pharmaceuticals withheld from our clients what they as a company knew, […]

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Synjardy® (empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) tablets, from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). SYNJARDY is the third product containing empagliflozin to […]

MUMBAI: As Israeli drugmaker Teva readies to acquire Allergan as part of its recent $40.5-billion deal, a large bounty of products is expected to be up for grabs for generic drugmakers. According to collated data, products worth nearly $600 million may be needed to be divested as part of the anti-trust regulations of the US […]

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk (NVO) and the governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, announced today that the company will spend between $1.2 and $1.7 billion to build a new manufacturing facility in Johnston County, N.C.   The new manufacturing plant is expected to create approximately 700 jobs over the next five years. It will manufacture […]

Novo Nordisk said on Wednesday it would begin a Phase III trial of its treatment for diabetes that could be taken orally rather than by injection after “encouraging” results in previous trials. The tests are for what is calls a long-acting GLP-1 analogue semaglutide. The oral tablet is a part of Novo Nordisk’s effort to […]

Sucampo Launches Tender Offer to Acquire R-Tech Ueno Acquisition Expected to be Immediately Accretive Advances Sucampo Strategy to Strengthen Financial Performance and Diversify Pipeline Acquisition Expected to Close in Q4 2015 Company to Host Conference Call Today at 8:00 a.m. EDT   BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) today […]

TUEBINGEN, Germany and HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH (Immatics) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced today the launch of Immatics US, Inc., a new company aiming at becoming a global leader in adoptive cellular therapies (ACT) for the treatment of a range of tumor types. Immatics believes that ACT […]

Medtronic To Acquire Twelve, Developer Of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Device DUBLIN – August 25, 2015 – In support of the company’s therapy innovation strategy, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twelve, Inc. (“Twelve”), a privately-held medical device company based in Redwood City, Calif., focused on […]

U.S. health regulators granted priority review status for Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. SRPT -0.91 % ’s treatment of a rare genetic disorder. Sarepta is developing eteplirsen to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition that destroys muscles and frequently kills patients by their 30s. The disease affects roughly one in every 3,500 boys world-wide. The Food and […]

Eli Lilly & Co. said a federal court ruled that generic products proposed by a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA -0.43 % unit would infringe a U.S. patent for the drug maker’s blockbuster cancer drug Alimta. A Teva spokesman said “we are disappointed with the district court’s decision and we are evaluating our options to […]