Neoleukin was benched by the FDA with a clinical hold for the biopharma company’s lead cancer immunotherapy candidate.  

Five key genes are linked with the most severe form of Covid-19, scientists said, in research that also pointed to several existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat people who risk getting critically ill with the pandemic disease.

Once touted as promising treatments and by some even a cure, the World Health Organization dashes those claims, finding no benefit in the use of four popular Covid-19 treatments (remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir, or interferon-beta-1a) on hospitalized patients.  

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir had little or no effect on Covid-19 patients’ length of hospital stay or chances of survival, a clinical trial by the World Health Organization (WHO) found.

A year after Bristol-Myers Squibb walked away from acquiring Promedior and the company’s fibrotic treatment portfolio, Roche stepped in to acquire the biotech firm for up to $1.4 billion.

Shares of Karyopharm Therapeutics skyrocketed more than 36 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Newton, Mass.-based company’s Xpovio for treating multiple myeloma.

There were as many billion-dollar brands in 2017 as there have been in any other calendar year despite the cratering effects of massive patent cliffs in 2012 and 2015.

In yet another buy in its string of acquisitions, Dublin-based Allergan announced it was acquiring San Francisco-based Tobira Therapeutics.

Johnson & Johnson’s Stelara was significantly better than placebo at inducing clinical response and remissions in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease, according to data from a late stage trial, providing ammunition for a potential expanded approval of the medicine. Stelara, a biotech medicine that blocks inflammation, is approved to treat the skin condition […]