$IRWD (Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

$IRWD {{ '2016-06-09T14:33:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IRWD and $AGN said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the 72 mcg dose of linaclotide that is used to treat adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), a gastrointestinal disorder

$ISRG {{ '2017-10-19T21:40:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Worldwide da Vinci procedures grew approx. 15% in 3Q17 as $ISRG shipped 169 da Vinci Surgical Systems during the quarter. With $TRXC already in its sight, Intuitive Surgical will also be eyeing $MDT with much more concern as Medtronic is set to roll out its surgical robot system next year.

$ISRG {{ '2017-10-19T21:22:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amidst concern over an emerging competition for its da Vinci Surgical Systems, $ISRG posted its 3Q17 results where revenue increased 18% and profit grew 41%. Recently, the US FDA has shown the green light for $TRXC to market its Senhance Surgical Robotic System, the first system since 2010 to compete head-to-head against $ISRG's da Vinci system.

$MYL {{ '2017-10-17T16:40:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MYL announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision finding all asserted claims of the patents relating to Restasis invalid. The Court recognized that $AGN's patent protection for Restasis ended in 2014.

$AGN {{ '2017-10-16T21:26:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Drugmaker $AGN gets an adverse effect from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The judge invalidated Allergan's Restasis patent deal, which was signed with the Mohawk Tribe in the last month. Allergan plans to appeal the ruling. Restasis, a dry-eye treatment drug,  generated $1.5Bil of revenues for Allergan in 2016.

$AGN {{ '2017-10-12T22:44:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN, which inked a controversial patent deal with Mohawk Tribe, reached a patent litigation settlement on its dry eye treatment drug Restasis with InnoPharma, a unit of $PFE. The litigation, which was filed in Sept. 2015 by Allergan, will be withdrawn and Allergan will grant license to InnoPharma to market Restasis from Feb. 2024 or earlier.

$AGN {{ '2017-10-10T18:02:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

FDA accepts to review $AGN's New Drug Application seeking approval for ulipristal acetate, an investigational drug for the treatment of abnormal bleeding in women with uterine fibroids. Allergan expects the action date to occur in 1H18. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 26MM women in U.S. have got uterine fibroids.

$VRX {{ '2017-10-10T14:50:38+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$VRX's progress towards paying down a huge debt of $5Bil before Feb 2018.

$ZTS {{ '2017-10-06T11:07:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ZTS BoD declared a 4Q17 dividend payable to holders of the company’s common stock of $0.105 per share. The dividend is payable on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, to holders of record on Nov. 9, 2017.

$AGN {{ '2017-10-02T17:04:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

FDA accepts to do a priority review of $AGN's antibiotic drug Avycaz. The supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) filed by Allergan seeks to expand the usage of Avycaz for the treatment of patients with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia/ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia. The FDA is expected to take action on the filing in 1Q18.

$VRX {{ '2017-09-29T17:50:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX completed the sale of its iNova Pharmaceuticals business for $930MM in cash. The pharma company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale to repay term loan debt under its Senior Credit Facility.

$AGN {{ '2017-09-25T15:26:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN CFO Tessa Hilado has decided to retire from the company. Allergan has initiated a search to fill the position. Hilado, who joined the company in Dec 2014, will continue in her current role until a successor is named to ensure a smooth transition.

$AGN {{ '2017-09-25T12:23:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN has authorized a new $2Bil share repurchase program, and has affirmed its commitment to increasing its regular quarterly cash dividend annually. The company also affirmed its 3Q17 revenue projection, which was issued on Aug 3, 2017.

$AGN {{ '2017-09-22T21:53:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN received a Refusal to File letter from the US FDA on its Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vraylar for treatment of negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia in adult patients. VRAYLAR is an oral antipsychotic approved in the US to treat schizophrenia. The FDA said the sNDA was not sufficient to permit a substantive review.

$AGN {{ '2017-09-22T14:30:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN announced top-line results from new data for the Centaur Phase 2b study which supports the anti-fibrotic efficacy and safety of Cenicriviroc (CVC) for the treatment of liver fibrosis in adults with NASH. $AGN is currently enrolling patients in a 2,000 patient phase 3 clinical trial of CVC called the Aurora trial.

$AMGN {{ '2017-09-14T19:26:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN and $AGN said the FDA has approved their Mvasi for the treatment of five types of cancer. Amgen and Allergan's bevacizumab biosimilar is also undergoing review by the European Medicines Agency, following a Marketing Authorization Application submitted in December 2016.

$AMGN {{ '2017-09-14T19:26:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN and $AGN said the FDA has approved their Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) for the treatment of five types of cancer. The approval was based on totality of evidence from global development program showing Mvasi is highly similar to Avastin. Mvasi is the first anti-cancer biosimilar, as well as first bevacizumab biosimilar, approved by the FDA.

$AGN {{ '2017-09-08T19:54:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN transferred all patents for its dry eye treatment drug Restasis to the St. Regis Mohawk tribe to protect the drug patents. The tribe has granted Allergan back an exclusive license for the drug. As per the agreement, the tribe will get $13.75MM as one-time payment, and potentially $15MM annually in royalties.

$AMGN {{ '2017-09-07T12:11:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN announced results from the PATHWAY Phase 2b trial of tezepelumab that showed a significant reduction in the annual asthma exacerbation rate compared with placebo in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma. Tezepelumab is a novel anti-thymic stromal lymphopoietin monoclonal antibody being developed by $AZN in collaboration with $AMGN.

$VRTX {{ '2017-09-06T14:56:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX has announced the appointment of Tom Graney as SVP and CFO with effect from Sept 13, 2017.  He will report to EVP and COO Ian Smith.  Graney will be responsible for the development and execution of the financial strategies and operations of Vertex's business plans. He was the CFO and SVP of Finance and Corporate Strategy at $IRWD.

$AGN {{ '2017-08-29T10:53:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its subsidiaries reached a settlement regarding its litigation with Famy Care Ltd. relating to the company's patent covering Restasis (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion). All Famy Care litigation regarding Restasis patents will be dismissed and Famy Care will terminate its pending petitions for Inter Parties Review.

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