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Merck's Keytruda gets FDA approval
Merck received an accelerated approval for its drug used to fight advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Keytruda's approval is for patients whose cancer has progressed ...
Ely Lilly has to wait until December 2016 to release its Lantus biosimilar
Sanofi had been trying to hold off the release of biosimilars of its best-selling product, Lantus. In a recent ruling, Eli Lilly will have to ...
Turing Pharmaceuticals defends 5,000% price increase
Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired the rights to Daraprim, a drug used to treat AIDS patients, in August. Then last week raised the price from $13.50 a ...
Tracking systems for pharmaceutical companies
Pharmaceutical companies are in the process of creating better tracking systems to monitor patient's use of their prescribed medications. This will not only help to ...
AstraZeneca names a new Head of R&D
Sean Bohen has been named head of AstraZeneca's R&D organization. He comes to AstraZeneca from Genentech where he has served as Senior Vice President of ...
New website for children with life-threatening allergies
Disney and Mylan, a global generic and specialty pharmaceutical company, have teamed up to create a new website geared toward helping families that have children ...
21st Century Cures Act is passed by the US House
The 21st Century Cures Act, which will provide more funding to the FDA and NIH, was approved with a 344 to 77 vote. People who ...
AbbVie's Hepatitis C treatment has 100% cure rate
AbbVie unveiled some new data that shows that its Viekira Pak, which combines Vikirax and Exviera, delivered a 100% continued response rate in genotype 1b ...
Biotech companies topping Fortune’s fastest-growing pharma list
Fortune 500's fastest-growing pharma list is out and surprisingly only one big pharma company has made the top five. 1) Gilead with a 5-year annual ...
Actavis is now Allergan
Following its November buyout, Actavis has announced that it will now be known as Allergan. The company has changed its ticker symbol on the New ...
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