Netherlands-based Mylan is buying the intellectual property and commercialization rights to Aspen Pharmacare’s thrombosis business in Europe for €641.9 million ($757.3 million).

Life sciences company IQVIA Holdings Inc. will collaborate with AstraZeneca Plc to speed up clinical studies of the British drugmaker’s potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Among many of the insights provided in the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science report “Global Medicine Spending and Usage Trends: Outlook to 2024,” global medicine spending is projected to increase from 2 percent to 5 percent annually through 2024 on a net basis, compared to 4.2 percent in the past five years.

Veeva Systems announced that the company is gaining widespread customer support for an antitrust lawsuit against IQVIA. Six of the largest global pharmaceutical companies were among more than 70 depositions gathered as part of the fact discovery phase of the case.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called for Eisai to pull the company’s Belviq and Belviq XR for weight loss from the market after clinical trials demonstrated an increased incidence of cancer in users.

AstraZeneca is significantly expanding the company’s footprint in China with the establishment of a global R&D center and launch of a $1 billion fund aimed at supporting that nation’s healthcare sector.

Linguamatics, an IQVIA company, will present the webinar “Applications of Natural Language Processing to Transform Real World Data.”

The IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science is releasing the 2019 “Global Oncology Trends” report simultaneously with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting.