$DEPO (DepoMed Inc.)

$DEPO {{ '2016-02-29T16:37:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Specialty pharmaceutical company $DEPO said that clinical results from Phase IIb trial of GRT6005 (cebranopadol) conducted by Grunenthal GmbH in patients with moderate to severe chronic lower back pain (cLBP) have been posted to the European Clinical Trials Database. Results showed significant improvements in pain at all three doses tested.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-24T18:19:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY to co-develop $NKTR's autoimmune drug NKTR-358. Under the deal terms, Eli Lilly will pay Nektar Therapeutics an upfront payment of $150MM and up to $250MM if development and regulatory milestones are achieved. Nektar to complete Phase 1 clinical development and will bear 25% of Phase 2 cost. $LLY will bear 75% of the Phase 2 development cost.

$REGN {{ '2017-07-21T15:50:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and $SNY announced that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has given a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Dupixent (dupilumab), recommending its approval in Europe for use in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-21T14:56:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ENDP said it will be ceasing operations and closing its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Huntsville, Alabama. The closure is expected to take place over the next 12 to 18 months. These restructuring actions are expected to reduce $ENDP's workforce by about 875 positions and to result in pre-tax restructuring charges of about $325MM.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T19:55:45+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $ABT expects adjusted EPS of $0.64-0.66, with operational sales growth expected in the mid-single digits. At current exchange rates, the company expects operational sales growth to have a negative YoY impact of around 0.5%.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T19:45:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ABT said that on a comparable operational basis, 3Q17 Established Pharmaceuticals sales growth is expected in the high double-digit, while in Nutrition, sales growth is expected in low single-digit. In Diagnostics, $ABT expects sales to increase mid-to-high single digits and in Medical Devices, sales is expected to increase double-digits.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:49:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT raised its full year profit forecast backed by the intention of closing the Alere acquisition in 2017. The company raised its FY17 adjusted earnings from continuing operations guidance by $0.03 to a range of $2.43-2.53 per share. Reported EPS forecast was also raised from the range of $0.92-1.02 to $1.03-1.13, reflecting double-digit growth.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T17:36:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Declining operating earnings and rising costs and expenses hit $ABT 2Q17 earnings as much as 54%. Earnings plunged to $283MM or $0.15 from $615MM or $0.40 per share a year earlier. Sales, however, surged 24.4% on St. Jude Medical acquisition. On an adjusted basis, $ABT reported EPS above its previous guidance range at $0.62 per share.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-20T12:52:57+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ABT Abbott Laboratories Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$AGN {{ '2017-07-19T15:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN appointed Joseph Boccuzi to its BoD, effective immediately. Boccuzi recently retired as a Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart, following 24 years of service with the global executive search and leadership consulting firm.

$NKTR {{ '2017-07-18T13:13:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $NKTR said a study on pain relief drug NKTR-181 demonstrated less abuse potential, compared to commonly used medicine oxycodone.  The study was designed to assess the relative oral abuse potential of the formulation at its maximum dose. The FDA has granted NKTR-181 fast track designation for treatment of moderate to severe pain.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-17T12:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT is commencing a tender offer to purchase for cash all outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock of Alere Inc. at a price of $402 per share of Preferred Stock. The offer will expire at 11:59 pm, NYC time, on Aug 11, 2017. There is no financing condition to the offer.

$DEPO {{ '2017-07-13T12:48:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma company $DEPO is seeking to refinance its existing $375MM principal amount of privately placed secured senior notes. The notes are due in 2022. The terms of refinancing are subject to various factors, including satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

$AMGN {{ '2017-07-13T12:24:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN and $AGN announced they will discuss data supporting the ABP 215 Biologics License Application (BLA) with FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. ABP 215 is a biosimilar candidate to Avastin (bevacizumab) and is the first bevacizumab biosimilar candidate to be considered by the FDA.

$ABT {{ '2017-07-13T12:23:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABT and Bigfoot Biomedical agreed to develop and commercialize diabetes management systems, integrating $ABT's FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot's insulin delivery solutions in the United States. $ABT will provide Bigfoot with the next generation of its FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology.

$LIVN {{ '2017-07-12T12:45:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LIVN appointed Keyna Skeffington as SVP and General Counsel. Skeffington most recently served as Vice President of Legal – Corporate and Securities, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at $MDT.

$AGN {{ '2017-07-10T16:14:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN announced additional results of a prespecified prospective pooled subgroup analysis from the two Phase 3 studies, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of Viberzi to treat the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

$MDT {{ '2017-07-10T15:43:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT announced the expanded FDA approval of the self-expanding CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement platform to include patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-06T17:01:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Following FDA's June 2017 withdrawal request, $ENDP has decided to voluntarily remove OPANA ER, a painkiller, from the market, to prevent its misuse.  As a result, $ENDP expects to incur a pre-tax impairment charge of approx $20MM in 2Q17. Reported net sales of OPANA ER were $158.9MM for FY16 and $35.7MM for 1Q17.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-05T12:36:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ENDP today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Mexico City-based Grupo Farmacéutico SOMAR to Advent International for approximately $124MM subject to customary adjustments for cash, debt and working capital.

$ENDP {{ '2017-07-03T18:36:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ENDP completed the divestiture of its South African based operations, Litha Healthcare Group, to Acino Pharma AG. At closing, the company received approx. $100MM in cash and may receive up to an additional $11MM in contingent consideration.

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