Ipsen bolsters rare disease portfolio with acquisition of liver disease specialist Albireo.

The three costliest therapies under Medicare health insurance in the United States saw price hikes in 2020 but there was not enough evidence of new clinical benefits, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) said on Tuesday.

The company reported Onivyde and 5 fluorouracil/leucovorin and oxaliplatin demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in overall survival compared to nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine regimen. The study also met its key secondary endpoint of progression-free survival.

Ipsen’s fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) odyssey continues as the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee postponed its meeting on the NDA for palovarotene capsules.

Marengo Therapeutics and Ipsen announced Monday that they have entered into a strategic, multi-year partnership to usher two of Marengo’s precision T cell immuno-oncology candidates into the clinic.

“We expect that this acquisition and Ipsen’s commitment to invest in the oncology space will ensure our epigenetic pipeline continues to advance in a way we could not have done on our own to bring transformative cancer therapies to patients in need,” Bogle said in a statement,” company CEO David Loew said in a statement.