U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings plan to introduce legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for U.S. consumers.
Cancer patients’ survival prospects are improving – even for some of the deadliest types such as lung cancer – but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children, according to a published study.
Although the dust may have settled from a Canadian lawsuit Eli Lilly lost over patents for two of its drugs, Zyprexa and Strattera, questions remain over the manner in which the Indianapolis-based company fought in court.
GlaxoSmithKline is to sell its portfolio of anesthetic drugs to South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare for up to 280 million pounds ($372 million).
An Ontario resident is Canada’s first confirmed case of a Zika virus infection that was contracted locally through sex, health officials said on Monday. The individual, who was not further identified, is believed to have contracted the virus from a sexual partner who came down with Zika after traveling to an affected country, according […]
NEWARK, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. and Canadian rights to cebranopadol and its related follow-on compound from Grünenthal GmbH (“Grünenthal”). Cebranopadol is a novel, first-in-class analgesic in development for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic nociceptive […]
Array BioPharma And Pierre Fabre Announce Development And Commercialization Collaboration For Two Novel Oncology Products, Binimetinib And Encorafenib
– Array to receive a $30 million up-front payment and up to $425 million in additional development and commercialization milestones, as well as robust double-digit royalties on future sales – – Array retains full commercialization rights to binimetinib and encorafenib in United States, Canada, Japan and Korea – -NEMO Phase 3 trial remains on-track for […]
A massive trade pact between 12 Pacific rim countries could limit the availability of affordable medicines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday, joining a heated debate on the impact of the deal. Margaret Chan told a conference there were “some very serious concerns” about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a central […]
London-listed pharma firm Shire said its dry-eye disease drug lifitegrast significantly improved patient symptoms in a new study, supporting a re-submission of the potentially block-busting medicine to U.S. regulators early next year. Shares in Shire jumped more than 6 percent after it announced the positive results of the study on Tuesday. They were trading up […]
PTC Therapeutics Inc’s experimental muscle disorder drug failed to meet the main goal in a keenly watched late-stage study, but the company said data from all trials on the drug supported a U.S. marketing application. The company’s stock fell about 16 percent in extended trading on Thursday, before reversing course to notch marginally gains. PTC […]