$SCLN (SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

$SCLN {{ '2016-09-13T10:43:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SCLN will buy 3,529,412 shares of Soligenix for $3MM. $SCLN will be responsible for development, product registration and commercialization of SGX942 in Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam. $SCLN will pay Soligenix royalties on net sales, and Soligenix will supply drug to $SCLN on a cost-plus basis while maintaining worldwide manufacturing rights.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T13:48:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Largest US health insurer UnitedHealth's profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter to $3.61Bil due to tax benefits. $UNH also crossed $200Bil mark in revenues for FY17. The company now expects to save $1.7Bil in FY18 due to tax reforms. For 2018, the health insurer expects GAAP EPS between $11.65-11.95 and non-GAAP EPS between $12.30-12.60.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-17T13:14:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and $IRWD reached an agreement with Indian pharma company Sun Pharma to resolve a patent litigation for the generic version of constipation drug Linzess in the U.S. As per the agreement, Sun Pharma will be able to market the generic version of Linzess in the U.S. from Feb. 1, 2031. All the litigations related to Linzess were dismissed.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-16T17:58:43+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$VRTX {{ '2018-01-10T15:15:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX said the European Commission has granted extension of the Marketing Authorization for ORKAMBI, intended for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in people with two copies of the F508del mutation, to include children ages 6 through 11. Existing reimbursement agreements in countries such as Ireland will enable rapid access to ORKAMBI.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$ABBV {{ '2017-12-21T13:23:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ABBV announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-MONOTHERAPY clinical trial. Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and its safety and efficacy have not been established.

$PFE {{ '2017-12-20T12:23:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The US FDA has approved $PFE's supplemental New Drug Application to expand the indication for BOSULIF  to include adult patients with newly-diagnosed chronic phase Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (Ph CML).

$AGN {{ '2017-12-18T22:26:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Robert Stewart, COO of $AGN will resign from his role. He has been named as the CEO of the newly formed Amneal Pharmaceuticals, effective Jan. 25, 2018. Following Rob's departure, Wayne Swanton, SVP, Global Operations has been promoted as EVP, Global Operations of Allergan.

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