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Merck scored another big win Wednesday with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for an expanded indication of Vaxneuvance, its pneumococcal 15-valent conjugate vaccine. The new indication includes children 6 weeks through 17 years of age.

People in socially and economically disadvantaged regions are about half as likely to receive an oral antiviral COVID-19 pill than residents of wealthier zip codes, according to a U.S. government study published on Tuesday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a handful of PDUFA dates over the next two weeks.

Powered by the company’s blockbuster checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda, Merck is forecasting the potential of more than 80 new regulatory approvals in oncology through 2028.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. said on Friday it will acquire drug developer Turning Point Therapeutics Inc. for $4.1 billion in cash to help bolster its arsenal of cancer drugs.