Despite hitting the market more than a year ago with steep discounts, biosimilars for AbbVie’s blockbuster arthritis treatment Humira (adalimumab) have managed to take only 4% of the market share away from the branded reference product, according to the latest quarterly report from Samsung Bioepis.

The European Medicines Agency is set to review several diabetes and weight-loss treatments this week in connection with potential increased risk of suicidal ideation and self-harm, according to a draft agenda document of the agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee.

Merck has bought biotech startup Abceutics in a bid to develop safer antibody-drug conjugates and minimize their off-target effects on healthy cells, according to a Friday announcement from the University at Buffalo, whose laboratory created the spin-off company.

BMS, Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb on Saturday unveiled interim data from the Phase III open-label EMERGENT-4 study, showing that the investigational antipsychotic KarXT (xanomeline and trospium) can elicit significant and sustained symptom improvement in patients with schizophrenia.

The American College of Cardiology’s 73rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo (ACC24) took place over the weekend in Atlanta, spotlighting the latest and most impactful innovations in the field of cardiovascular care.

FDA

The FDA on Friday approved AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s antibody-drug conjugate Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of HER2-positive solid tumors in adults who have undergone prior systemic treatment and have no alternative treatment options.

Bristol Myers Squibb

Today the agency allowed the use of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY.N) and 2seventybio’s cell therapy Abecma in less severely affected patients with a type of blood cancer.

Merck

Seeking a potential slice of the challenging KRAS market, Merck has launched a Phase III NSCLC trial of its oral G12C inhibitor MK-1084, in combination with Keytruda, in pursuit of Amgen and Bristol Myers Squibb.

AstraZeneca

Following disappointing Phase III results in less aggressive non-small cell lung cancer, AstraZeneca on Friday announced that Imfinzi improved progression-free and overall survival in patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer.

Novartis

If its label expansion is approved, earlier Pluvicto treatment may help patients avoid the toxic side effects of chemotherapy — and may open a larger market for the targeted treatment.