A U.S. district court ruled in favor of generic drugmaker Mylan NV in a patent dispute over Biogen Inc.’s blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera, sending Biogen’s shares down nearly 6 percent.
In essence, we all want those boots on the ground to drive commercial value. Yet, not every high-priced pair of shoes delivers the desired ROI. Physician access time or practice location, and position of the brand in its life cycle, often make the cost of deploying a traditional field rep undesirable. Yet, many brands benefit from a personal visit to the office.
The U.S. FDA approved a bone-building drug from Pfenex Inc. to treat osteoporosis in certain patients at high risk for fractures, marking the company’s first commercial product.
The Sumitomo Dainippon-Roivant Alliance encompasses up to 11 biopharmaceutical Vants with more than 25 innovative clinical programs and multiple potential product launches from 2020 to 2022, and access to key elements of Roivant’s proprietary technology platforms including DrugOme and Digital Innovation.
Humira’s dominance continues as the world’s top-selling prescription product as the biologic therapy is the first drug to exceed $20 billion in annual global sales.
LEO Pharma Inc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved indication for Enstilar (calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate) Foam, 0.005%/0.064%, for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis to include patients age 12 and older. Additionally, the FDA approved Taclonex (calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate) Topical Suspension in the topical treatment of scalp and body plaque psoriasis in patients 12 years and older.
RedHill Biopharma Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for review the New Drug Application for Talicia (RHB-105) for H. pylori infection.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc., under fire for a high price tag on a rare disease drug, sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to challenge the recent approval of a lower-cost rival medicine.
Allergan will cut 1,000 positions, about 5 percent of its workforce, as the company looks to cut costs.
Acorda Therapeutics Inc. said five people died in clinical trials for the company’s Parkinson’s disease drug, the latest in a series of setbacks for the drugmaker.