$SPPI (Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

$SPPI {{ '2016-02-19T12:21:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biotechnology company $SPPI said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted EOquin (apaziquone for intravesical instillation) New Drug Application for review. EOquin is a drug developed for treatment of non-invasive bladder cancer.

$MCK {{ '2017-07-21T16:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biologics, a unit of healthcare technology firm $MCK, said it will join the limited distribution network of $PBYI to promote the latter’s kinase inhibitor Nerlynx. The formulation is indicated for treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$AMGN {{ '2017-07-18T15:11:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN and $ARRY collaborates for the discovery and development of novel drugs for autoimmune disorders. The undisclosed target and lead inhibitors were discovered through Array's proprietary platform. Amgen, responsible for clinical development & commercialization, will make upfront and milestone payments for rights to Array's preclinical program.

$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.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-17T14:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190MM in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017. $VRX intends to use the proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-13T12:31:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX announced that the Italian Medicines Agency has agreed to reimburse ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in people ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation. Effective immediately, hundreds of eligible patients in Italy will have access to this medicine.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-13T12:13:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The FDA has accepted $PFE's filing of supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ (tofacitinib citrate), an investigational oral treatment for adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. The FDA has provided an anticipated Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date in March 2018 for the sNDA.

$PFE {{ '2017-07-12T11:41:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PFE said the FDA's Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted that the results of ALFA-0701 demonstrated a favorable risk benefit profile for Mylotarg on days 1, 4 and 7 added to chemotherapy for patients with newly-diagnosed CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

$PFE {{ '2017-07-11T20:58:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The US FDA's Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted in favor of $PFE's MYLOTARG (gemtuzumab ozogamicin), an antibody-drug conjugate used to treat acute myeloid leukemia. The role of the ODAC is to provide recommendations to the FDA. The FDA decision on whether or not to approve MYLOTARG is anticipated by Sept. 2017.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-10T13:27:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX pays down $811MM of senior secured term loans using the net proceeds of the sale of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. The company has now reduced its debt by more than $4.3Bil since the end of 1Q16. $VRX still expects to pay down $5Bil in debt from divestiture proceeds and free cash flow within 18 months of August 2016.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-10T12:58:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BIIB appointed Amy Chevalier Efantis as VP of Government Affairs, effective July 17. Efantis brings more than two decades of legislative, public policy, and advocacy experience in the biopharma industry and the public sector. She will lead the company's federal and state government affairs activities from $BIIB's Washington, D.C., office.

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