21:22 , Jan 18, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Politics, Policy & Law

Pharma falling off budget cliff

Three strong arms are lining up in Washington to take turns whacking the biopharma piñata. Divisions within the industry, a lack of new ideas, and resistance to change are making a bad situation worse for...
00:54 , Jan 18, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

FDA panel backs Amgen's Evenity for osteoporosis

FDA's Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 18-1 in favor of Evenity romosozumab from Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB S.A. (Euronext:UCB) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture. Amgen...
17:28 , Jan 17, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

NICE recommends against Aimovig from Novartis

The U.K.’s NICE issued draft guidance not recommending Aimovig erenumab from Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS; SIX:NOVN) to prevent chronic and episodic migraine. While the committee concluded that the evidence shows that Aimovig is effective, it said...
22:39 , Jan 16, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

FDA panel backs Amgen's Evenity for osteoporosis

FDA's Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 18-1 in favor of Evenity romosozumab from Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) and UCB S.A. (Euronext:UCB) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture. Amgen...
23:43 , Jan 14, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

House begins campaign to publicize and politicize drug pricing

Requests for pricing and cost information sent Monday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee to a dozen biopharma companies mark the start of what is certain to be a sustained campaign by House Democrats...
01:15 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

JPM jump-starts 2019

About three quarters of the more than 200 biopharma companies presenting at the 2019 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference saw their stock prices rise last week. Leading the pack was the 53% jump by Insmed Inc....
01:03 , Jan 12, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Warning: cash needed

A near decade-long run of cheap money appears to be coming to a close, and most of the biotech sector isn’t well positioned for the new reality. BioCentury’s analysis shows that two-thirds of biotech companies...
17:58 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News

Plinabulin meets in Phase III for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia

BeyondSpring Inc. (NASDAQ:BYSI) reported interim data on Dec. 6 showing that plinabulin (BPI-2358) met the primary endpoint in the Phase III portion of the Phase II/III Protective-1 trial to treat chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with...
03:38 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

PureTech turns inward

After a 15-year run of spinning out technologies into affiliate companies, PureTech Health plc is stepping away from that model in favor of an internal pipeline to advance its new platforms. Behind the structural shift...
00:03 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

Sanders, Democratic co-sponsors to reintroduce drug pricing bills

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic co-sponsors plan to reintroduce legislation for Congress’ new term aimed at reducing drug prices through reference pricing, drug importation and Medicare Part D drug negotiation. The first bill ,...