BC Week In Review | Jan 4, 2019
Clinical News

FDA approves Servier's ALL therapy acquired in Shire deal

FDA approved Asparlas calaspargase pegol-mknl (formerly SHP663) from Servier (Suresnes, France) to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients ages one month to 21 years old. The pegylated L-asparaginase is approved as part of a multiagent...
BC Extra | Dec 21, 2018
Company News

FDA approves Servier's ALL therapy acquired in Shire deal

FDA approved Asparlas calaspargase pegol-mknl (formerly SHP663) from Servier (Suresnes, France) to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients ages one month to 21 years old. The pegylated L-asparaginase is approved as part of a multiagent...
BC Extra | Oct 10, 2018
Politics & Policy

China adds insurance coverage for 17 cancer therapies

China's National Medical Insurance Administration added 17 cancer drugs to the National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) for coverage by the country's medical insurance program. The prices will go into effect by the end of October...
BC Extra | Aug 17, 2018
Politics & Policy

China unveils cancer drugs for medical insurance access negotiation

China's State Medical Insurance Administration announced 18 cancer drugs that will be included in 2018 medical insurance access negotiations. Companies with drugs on the list will now enter into negotiations to include the drugs on...
BioCentury | May 11, 2018
Strategy

Takeda hits the gas

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Shire plc is an acceleration of -- not a departure from -- CEO Christophe Weber’s stated strategy to build a top-tier global pharma, according to management. On May...
BC Week In Review | Apr 20, 2018
Company News

Servier to gain Shire's cancer business, Oncaspar for $2.4B

Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said it will sell its cancer business, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) drug Oncaspar pegaspargase, to Servier (Suresnes, France) for $2.4 billion in cash. In addition to Oncaspar, Servier will gain...
BC Extra | Apr 16, 2018
Company News

Servier to gain Shire's cancer business, Oncaspar for $2.4B

Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said it will sell its cancer business, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) drug Oncaspar pegaspargase, to Servier (Suresnes, France) for $2.4 billion in cash. In addition to Oncaspar, Servier will gain...
BioCentury | Mar 31, 2018
Strategy

Refashioning Takeda

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s potential acquisition of Shire plc appears to be timed to take advantage of the chance to acquire products and a global footprint on the cheap. The combination would create a global...
BC Week In Review | Mar 9, 2018
Clinical News

FDA accepts BLA for Shire's enzyme replacement for ALL

Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said FDA accepted for review its BLA for calaspargase pegol (Cal-PEG; SHP663) as part of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a first-line setting. Its PDUFA date...
BC Extra | Feb 28, 2018
Company News

FDA reviewing Shire's enzyme replacement for ALL

Shire plc (LSE:SHP; NASDAQ:SHPG) said FDA accepted for review its BLA for calaspargase pegol (Cal-PEG; SHP663) as part of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a first-line setting. Its PDUFA date...
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