$TARO (Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.)

$TARO {{ '2016-08-22T12:05:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharmaceutical company $TARO said it recently completed its $250MM share repurchase program. Company bought back 1,801,099 of its ordinary shares at an average price of $138.80 per share. The program was announced on March 15, 2016 and was completed on Aug. 18, 2016.

$MRK {{ '2018-01-09T20:27:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $MRK said the FDA has granted 'Breakthrough Therapy Designation' for Lenvima, a multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor developed by Eisai in combination with Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy Keytruda for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. The FDA action was based on the results of a multi-center study conducted in US and Europe.

$MRK {{ '2018-01-09T18:45:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Merck today announced that it has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA for LENVIMA and KEYTRUDA. The combination therapy (LENVIMA & KEYTRUDA) is being jointly developed by Eisai and $MRK for treating patients with advanced and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. In 2017, approx. 63,990 new cases were estimated to have occurred in US.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-09T15:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN, which announced its plan to give pink slips to 1,000 of its employees and cut down 400 open positions earlier this year, provided FY18 financial outlook. In 2018, Allergan plans to sell its remaining position of 10% stake in $TEVA through Forward Sale Agreements and/or open market sales.

$LLY {{ '2018-01-08T19:33:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY join hands with consumer digital health company Livongo Health to study real world behaviors of people affected with diabetes. This collaboration is expected help the diabetic people to better manage their condition.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-08T19:25:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG announced preliminary results for 4Q17 and FY17. Celgene also provided the outlook for FY18 and reaffirmed FY20 guidance. The company is expected to finalize these results when it announces the earnings results on Jan. 25, 2018.

$MLNT {{ '2018-01-08T17:08:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MLNT completed the acquisition of $MDCO’s infectious disease business. $MLNT also announced that $MDCO’s Mike McGuire has joined the new organization as SVP, Commercial, replacing Chief Commercial Officer, John Temperato, who left $MLNT to pursue other opportunities.

$CELG {{ '2018-01-08T14:00:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG agreed to acquire start-up firm Impact Biomedicines for an upfront payment of $1.1Bil. Under the deal terms, Celgene will further pay up to $1.25Bil on Impact's cancer drug Fedratinib getting FDA's approvals. If the global annual net sales of the drug exceed $5Bil, Celgene will pay a maximum of $4.5Bil. The deal is expected to close in 1Q18.

$MDCO {{ '2018-01-08T13:17:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma firm $MDCO closed the sale of its infectious disease business to $MLNT for $215MM of guaranteed cash and 3.3 MM common shares of Melinta. The sale consideration also includes royalty payments of 5-25% on certain drug sales and the assumption by Melinta of all royalty, milestone and other payment obligations relating to those products.

$PRGO {{ '2018-01-08T12:05:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PRGO named Uwe Rohrhoff as CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2018, following the retirement of John Hendrickson. Rohrhoff was the former CEO at Gerresheimer AG. Hendrickson to remain with the company until March 15, 2018 to ensure successful transition.

$PFE {{ '2018-01-04T13:11:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Arvinas LLC collaborates with $PFE for the discovery and development of drug candidates using Arvinas' PROTAC Platform, a novel technology used to create small molecule therapeutics aimed at degrading disease-causing cellular proteins. Arvinas may receive up to $830MM in upfront and potential development and commercialization milestone payments.

$MRK {{ '2018-01-02T20:34:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Merck announced today that Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved its cancer drug KEYTRUDA for treating patients with Urothelial Carcinoma, a type of bladder cancer. This approval helps $MRK to market KEYTRUDA for 4 types of cancer in Japan. The company plans to market KEYTRUDA in partnership with Taiho Pharmaceuticals.

$ACET {{ '2018-01-02T20:11:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACET's finished dosage form generics subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals launched the first generic for Efavirenz Capsules. This is an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Sustiva from $BMY, which in combination with other drugs is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients.

$JNJ {{ '2018-01-02T19:20:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ declared a cash dividend for 1Q18 of $0.84 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 13, 2018 to shareholders as on Feb 27, 2018.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-26T12:25:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE and $MRK announced that the US FDA has approved STEGLATRO (ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, and the fixed-dose combination STEGLUJAN (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-26T12:22:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN said that the Federal Circuit confirmed that a proposed generic version of Combigan eye drug from Sandoz, a unit of $NVS, did not infringe Allergan's two patents. The Federal Circuit also reversed the district court's decision that Sandoz's proposed generic product infringes Allergan's 3rd patent. Allergan plans to file for rehearing within 30 days.

$MRK {{ '2017-12-22T16:34:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK and $PFE announced that the FDA approved STEGLATROTM (ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, and the fixed-dose combination STEGLUJAN (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets.

$CELG {{ '2017-12-22T14:11:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CELG's cancer drug Revlimid fails to meet the endpoint in the first Phase 3 trial. Celgene said that additional analyses are ongoing and it would present the complete analyzed data in a future medical conference. Revlimid contributed 63% of Celgene's revenue in their recently ended third quarter.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-21T21:14:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE announced that the US FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for avelumab in combination with INLYTA for treatment-naive patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This is the second Breakthrough Therapy Designation granted to avelumab.

$JNJ {{ '2017-12-21T18:10:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Janssen Biotech, a $JNJ company, said the FDA has granted Priority Review designation for the New Drug Application (NDA) for apalutamide as treatment for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This is the first agent submitted for approval to treat earlier stage castration-resistant prostate cancer at high risk for metastasis.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-21T14:38:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its partner $PRTK announced that FDA accepted to review Seysara, an investigational drug for treating acne. Allergan, which has the U.S. rights of developing and marketing Seysara, expects FDA to take action on this in 2H18. Paratek retains the non-U.S. rights. In March 2017, Allergan announced positive results from Seysara Phase 3 trials.

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