Gelesis announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration cleared the biotechnology company’s lead product candidate Plenity (Gelesis100) as an aid in weight management in adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–40 kg/m2, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America Inc. today announced publication of results of the INTREPID Trial (HIV-infected patieNts and TREatment with PItavastatin vs. pravastatin for Dyslipidemia) in The Lancet HIV. Results of the Phase 4 trial showed that LIVALO (pitavastatin) 4 mg was superior to pravastatin 40 mg in reducing LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) in adults with HIV and dyslipidemia and had a comparable safety profile.

Strengthens Amgen’s Cardiovascular Portfolio With Late-Stage, Oral CETP Inhibitor   THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and NAARDEN, Netherlands, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Dezima Pharma B.V. (Dezima) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement under which Amgen will acquire Dezima, a privately-held, Netherlands-based biotechnology company focused on developing innovative […]