$ACRX (AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

$ACRX {{ '2016-09-16T11:00:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Specialty pharmaceutical company $ACRX said in open-label Phase 3 trial, SAP303, investigational product candidate ARX-04 was well tolerated in managing moderate-to-severe acute pain in post-operative study patients. About 63% of all patients had no adverse events.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-24T19:31:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the deal signed with Nektar on co-developing autoimmune drug NKTR-358, $LLY expects a charge of about $0.09 per share to its 2017 earnings. Eli Lilly cut down its 2017 GAAP EPS outlook by $0.09 to $2.51-2.61 from its previous outlook of $2.60-2.70 and it didn't change the estimate for non-GAAP EPS because of the Nektar partnership.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-24T18:28:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK today announced the US launch of RENFLEXIS, a biosimilar for Remicade, which was approved by FDA for all eligible indications. RENFLEXIS will have a wholesale acquisition cost of $753.39, which is a 35% discount compared to Remicade. Remicade was the fifth bestselling drug in the US in 2016 raking in $5.3Bil on an invoice price basis.

$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.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-24T17:21:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ said preliminary data from a phase 1/2a clinical trial on an investigational HIV-1 vaccine regimen showed positive results in a sample of 393 healthy volunteers. If the vaccine clears the phase 3 trials, its launch can be expected within a decade. There are currently around 37MM AIDS patients around the world.

$GILD {{ '2017-07-24T13:41:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GILD announced results from two Phase 3 studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of a fixed-dose combination of bictegravir (BIC) and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naïve adults. This regimen has been well tolerated with low rates of discontinuations due to adverse events.

$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.

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

President Donald Trump announced that pharma giants $MRK and $PFE are collaborating with Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning ($GLW) for manufacturing a new glass (Valor Glass), which is superior and reliable for the delivery of injectable drugs. Corning is planning to initially invest $500MM creating 1,000 jobs at 3 facilities in US.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-20T14:29:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval for its 100 units/mL insulin glargine injection, a follow-on biologic basal insulin in a pre-filled dosing device.

$GILD {{ '2017-07-18T20:14:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GILD said the US FDA has approved Vosevi tablets, a single-tablet regimen for the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults previously treated with or without an NS5A inhibitor-containing regimen. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4 studies.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:50:54+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ expects that the growth acceleration in the back half of 2017 will create some momentum going into 2018, as the majority of growth acceleration in both Hospital Medical Devices and Consumer have to do with new product launches. However, the company said it is not prepared to talk about guidance.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T19:30:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky said during the conference call, "We remain very optimistic about Pharma in the second half of the year and we continue to see really strong uptake both with DARZALEX and the various multiple myeloma indications earlier utilization."

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T18:58:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JNJ said it has a pipeline of more than 10 new blockbuster products to launch or file for regulatory approval in the next five years, each with greater than $1Bil in peak year sales potential.

$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.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:59:48+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$JNJ Johnson & Johnson Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:26:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical Devices segment was the top performer for $JNJ in 2Q17, with a growth of 4.9%. While Consumer segment added to this with a 1.7% growth, Pharmaceutical segment edged down 0.2%.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:19:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky said, "Our pharmaceutical pipeline continued its strong momentum with the approval of TREMFYA as well as the submission and approval of several key line extensions. We are optimistic that the investments we are making will accelerate our sales growth in the second half of this year."

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:14:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ, which recently acquired Actelion Ltd for $30Bil, raised its sales guidance for FY17 to $75.8-76.1Bil. Additionally, the New Brunswick, NJ - based company raised its adjusted earnings guidance for the same period to $7.12-7.22 per share.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-18T11:08:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharmaceutical giant $JNJ reported growth in sales and adjusted EPS in 2Q17. While sales increased 2% to $18.8Bil riding on International sales growth of 2.3%, adjusted EPS stood at $1.83, representing an increase of 3.1%. On a GAAP basis, net earnings were down to $3.8Bil, or $1.40 per share, compared to $4Bil, or $1.43 per share, a year ago.

$JNJ {{ '2017-07-17T15:58:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ has declared a cash dividend for 3Q17 of $0.84 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on September 12, 2017 to shareholders of record as on August 29, 2017. The ex-dividend date is August 25, 2017.

$GILD {{ '2017-07-13T13:10:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GILD said its Marketing Authorization Application for an investigational, once-daily single tablet regimen containing bictegravir and emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide, formulations for treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults, has been fully validated. Currently, they are under evaluation by the European Medicines Agency.

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