BC Extra | Nov 27, 2019
Company News

Nov. 27 Company Quick Takes: Orexo, GAIA in second deal for substance abuse digital therapy; plus PDUFA date for Verrica's skin infection candidate and $25M fol

Orexo gets U.S. rights to GAIA's alcohol abuse digital therapeutic  Orexo AB (SSE:ORX) licensed exclusive U.S. rights from GAIA AG to vorvida, a digital therapeutic to treat alcohol use disorder; financial terms are undisclosed. Orexo...
BC Extra | Nov 18, 2019
Politics & Policy

Warren vows quick executive action to seize pharmaceutical IP

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) intends to spend three years building support in Congress for a Medicare for All plan, but if elected president will take immediate executive action to reduce drug prices, she said in...
BC Extra | Aug 21, 2019
Company News

Orexo, GAIA to develop digital therapeutic for opioid use disorder

Via a deal with German digital therapeutics company GAIA, Orexo will develop a psychosocial support product intended to enhance the use of Zubsolv buprenorphine/naloxone, its treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). For its first digital...
BC Extra | Jul 3, 2019
Company News

July 3 Company Quick Takes: Dovato approved in Europe for HIV; plus Alexion, RedHill and Insys

EC approves Dovato for HIV The European Commission approved once-daily Dovato dolutegravir/lamivudine from ViiV Healthcare Ltd. (Brentford, U.K.) to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents above 12 years of age. Third approval for Ultomiris...
BioCentury | Jun 3, 2019
Product Development

There are opportunities to eradicate opioid misuse: Investors and innovators should seize them

Eradicating opioid misuse and addiction will take an integrated, holistic approach involving prevention, treatment, and recovery. Crucially, it will also take the help of investors and innovators in biotechnology who understand the challenges and opportunities...
BioCentury | Apr 12, 2019
Product Development

Changing models and minds to improve access to addiction treatment

A lack of acknowledgment by key stakeholders in the healthcare system that medications can treat opioid abuse, along with a fragmented reimbursement system, means that effective treatments aren’t getting to the majority of patients who...
BC Extra | Apr 10, 2019
Company News

U.S. fraud charges pummel Indivior shares

Indivior fell 75.90p (72%) to 30.05p on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted the company for allegedly defrauding providers and payers to increase prescriptions of its opioid dependence drug Suboxone sublingual film. Wednesday's...
BioCentury | Apr 5, 2019
Product Development

Reaching addiction patients where they’re at

Coming at the opioid crisis from two different angles, NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse and Alkermes plc have concluded that ending the epidemic will mean developing ways of getting medication to patients who fall...
BC Week In Review | Feb 22, 2019
Company News

Generic Suboxone products enter U.S. market

At least three companies have launched in the U.S. generic versions of opioid dependence drug Suboxone buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual film from Indivior plc (LSE:INDV). The generic Suboxone manufacturers include Alvogen Inc. (Pinebrook, N.J.), the Sandoz unit...
BC Week In Review | Feb 15, 2019
Company News

Indivior divests Suboxone tablets to China’s Zhejiang Pukang

Indivior plc (LSE:INDV) will sell Chinese rights to its sublingual tablet formulation of Suboxone buprenorphine/naloxone to Zhejiang Pukang Biotechnology Co. Ltd. (Hangzhou, China) so that Indivior can focus on long-term growth of its extended release...
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