Eli Lilly’s senior vice president and chief financial officer Josh Smiley announced plans for the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company to spend from $1 billion to $5 billion each quarter during 2020 to bolster the drug manufacturer’s product pipeline.

Vical Incorporated and Brickell Biotech Inc. announced a definitive merger agreement under which Brickell would merge with a wholly owned subsidiary of Vical in an all-stock transaction.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dermira Inc.’s topical cloth for excessive armpit sweating, providing patients with an easy-to-use option for an often embarrassing condition.