The share price of Arena Pharmaceuticals nearly doubled in premarket trading after pharma giant Pfizer announced the acquisition of the company and its diverse portfolio of developmental and clinical assets – including a late-stage ulcerative colitis treatment – in an all-cash deal valued at $6.7 billion.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration greenlit Xipere, the first suprachoroidal injectable medicine for macular edema associated with uveitis, co-developed by Clearside Biomedical and Bausch & Lomb.

Two years after spinning out from Japan’s Takeda, Phathom Pharmaceuticals is primed to take the company’s acid blocker to the U.S. market with another successful trial.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 21 approved Incyte Corp.’s cream Opzelura for treating the inflammatory skin condition atopic dermatitis, commonly called eczema, in adolescents and adults with boxed warnings.

The U.S. drug regulator asked Pfizer, Eli Lilly and AbbVie to include information about the risks of serious conditions and death from the use of their drugs that belong to a class of treatments known as JAK inhibitors.

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Aug. 30 unanimously recommended the Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older, an important step that could help accelerate vaccine mandates in the United States.

A group of scientists from the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at Oxford University may have found a potential key to finally treating endometriosis, a disease that affects around 176 million women worldwide. 

The use of Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE’s widely used Covid-19 vaccine marginally increases the risk of heart inflammation, but the risk is higher among those infected with the coronavirus, a study published on Aug. 25 in the New England Journal of Medicine showed.

Health officials are looking into Canadian data that suggests the risk of heart inflammation after Moderna’s Covid-19 shot is occurring at higher rates in younger adults than previously believed.

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the research unit of New York State health care provider Northwell Health, may have found a way to control neurons that drive inflammation.