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Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer

Merck & Co. is launching three late-stage studies for the cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combo treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial.

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New cancer drugs, China give AstraZeneca welcome sales boost

AstraZeneca forecast sales growth for full-year 2019, driven by revenue from cancer medicines and other new treatments.

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House Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Drug Prices

The rising costs of prescription medicine took center stage during a hearing held by the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Agenda 2019 Special Feature: Hungry AIs

Artificial intelligence generated plenty of chatter amongst the pharma marketing intelligentsia in 2018. Will 2019 be the year when the industry fully embraces it as more than just a tactic?

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Top 10 Pipelines To Watch: 2019 Annual Report

The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.

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Merck, Pfizer combo treatment boosts kidney cancer survival

Merck & Co. Inc. said the combination of the drugmaker’s cancer immunotherapy Keytruda with Pfizer Inc.’s Inlyta cut the risk of death nearly in half for patients with the most common form of kidney cancer when compared with treatment with the chemotherapy drug Sutent.

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Opdivo Plus Low-Dose Yervoy Demonstrates Continued Survival Benefit at 30-Month Follow-up in Patients with Previously Untreated Advanced or Metastatic RCC

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced new results from the Phase 3 CheckMate -214 study, showing that therapy with Opdivo (nivolumab) plus low-dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) continued to demonstrate long-term survival benefits in patients with previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

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Sanofi and Regeneron cutting list price of cholesterol drug by 60 percent

Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. will slash the U.S. list price of the companies’ potent but expensive cholesterol fighter Praluent by 60 percent.

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Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity

The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in the active ingredient valsartan, the drugmaker said.

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Pfizer CEO Bourla plans to testify at Senate drug pricing hearing

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said the company’s Chief Executive Albert Bourla plans to testify during February 2018 at a Senate hearing examining rising prescription drug prices.

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