BC Extra | Nov 21, 2019
Company News

Alnylam unveils pricing strategy for second FDA-approved RNAi drug

Alnylam unveiled a performance-based and prevalence-based pricing strategy to mitigate risks to participating payers covering RNAi therapy Givlaari givosiran, which FDA approved more than two months ahead of schedule for adults with acute hepatic porphyria....
BC Extra | Sep 20, 2019
Company News

Sept. 20 Company Quick Takes: Three Japanese approvals, plus AZ-Ironwood, Boehringer-Inflammasome, China Biologics and a Sino-Russian JV

Japanese approvals include Tecentriq for TNBC  Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare expanded the label of Tecentriq atezolizumab from Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4519) to include PD-L1-positive triple-negative breast cancer. MHLW also approved serotonin...
BC Extra | Jun 19, 2019
Clinical News

June 19 Clinical Quick Takes: G1 jumps on breast cancer data; plus Linzess, Lokelma, Boehringer/OSE, GCAR and more

G1 rises on trilaciclib OS efficacy in Phase II for TNBC  G1 Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:GTHX) has gained 33% to $26.27 since reporting preliminary data Tuesday from a Phase II trial showing a statistically significant improvement...
BioCentury | Apr 6, 2019
Finance

Everybody up

Biotech stocks were off to a strong start in 1Q19, with 71% of companies tracked by BioCentury seeing market cap growth in the quarter. Across all market cap bands, biotechs saw a median gain of...
BC Week In Review | Jan 18, 2019
Clinical News

China approves Linzess for IBS-C

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) said China's National Medical Products Administration approved Linzess linaclotide to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). The company expects to launch the guanylate cyclase C (GCC; GUCY2C) agonist in China...
BioCentury | Jan 5, 2019
Finance

Ready to launch

  The proposed $74 billion takeout of Celgene Corp. by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will not shift buysider attention away from upcoming and maturing drug launches heading into 2019, with plenty to track following a record...
BC Extra | Jan 2, 2019
Politics & Policy

Part D beneficiaries hit hardest under 2019 price hikes

Drug price increases announced beginning Jan. 1 will disproportionately affect Medicare Part D beneficiaries, reinforcing a practice the Trump administration has sought to curb. Data from Evercore ISI Research on 13 pharmaceutical and biotech companies...
BC Week In Review | Nov 2, 2018
Company News

Linzess growth figures disappoint investors

Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) said it expects future growth for Linzess linaclotide to be in the low- to mid-single digits, sending shares of partner Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) down $2.91 (18%) to $13.18 on Oct. 30....
BC Extra | Oct 30, 2018
Company News

Linzess growth figures disappoint investors

Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) said it expects future growth for Linzess linaclotide to be in the low- to mid-single digits, sending shares of partner Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) down $2.91 (18%) to $13.18. Allergan, which relayed...
BioCentury | Jul 21, 2018
Product Development

Getting to the point in IBS

A large epidemiological study set Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. on a path to finding symptomatic outcomes important to IBS-C patients. The company’s new Phase IIIb study of Linzess linaclotide will probe those outcomes, seeking results that...
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