$LXRX (Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

$LXRX {{ '2016-09-15T11:27:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biopharma company $LXRX said the US FDA will need additional time to complete its review of the NDA for telotristat etiprate, an oral drug for treating carcinoid syndrome. In a notice received from the FDA, the PDUFA date for Priority Review of the drug has been extended by 3 months, from Nov. 30, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.

$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.

$MDT {{ '2018-01-16T17:16:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT received FDA clearance of the Riptide Aspiration System, adding a valuable tool to the Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) product portfolio. This is designed to retrieve thrombus (or blood clot) through the Arc Catheter and restore blood flow in patients experiencing blockage of an artery in the brain, known as an ischemic stroke.

$MDT {{ '2018-01-10T14:44:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The FDA has approved an innovative clinician programmer for the SynchroMed-II Intrathecal Drug Delivery system developed by medical technology company $MDT, for chronic pain and spasticity. SynchroMed-II, an implantable pump, delivers medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord. It is an app that facilitates simple, guided workflows.

$BSX {{ '2018-01-09T20:36:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Healthcare solutions firm $BSX said its 4Q17 sales is estimated to have grown about 8% YoY, on a reported basis, to $2.41Bil. In the whole of fiscal 2017, sales advanced 8% annually to $9.05Bil. The growth reflects strong sales performance by all product groups.

$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.

$LLY {{ '2018-01-08T19:33:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY join hands with consumer digital health company Livongo Health to study real world behaviors of people affected with diabetes. This collaboration is expected help the diabetic people to better manage their condition.

$EBS {{ '2018-01-08T14:21:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EBS expects total revenues to be $715-755MM for full-year 2018. Net income is expected to be $95-110MM while adjusted net income is expected to be $110-125MM. Pretax income is expected to be $120-140MM while EBITDA is expected to be $175-190MM for full-year 2018.

$EBS {{ '2018-01-08T14:21:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EBS announced preliminary 2017 financial results. For full-year 2017, $EBS expects total revenue of $555-560MM and BioThrax sales of approx. $286MM. $EBS expects net income to be $80-84MM and adjusted net income to be $92-96MM. Cash and cash equivalents at 2017-end are expected to be approx. $180MM.

$MYGN {{ '2018-01-03T13:32:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MYGN said $AZN will use its myChoice HRD Plus test in an exploratory analysis to identify women with advanced ovarian cancer who may benefit from maintenance treatment with Lynparza & Avastin. Under the agreement, $MYGN will use its myChoice Plus test to evaluate patients enrolled in an ongoing Phase III trial. Financial terms were not disclosed.

$ACET {{ '2018-01-02T20:11:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACET's finished dosage form generics subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals launched the first generic for Efavirenz Capsules. This is an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Sustiva from $BMY, which in combination with other drugs is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients.

$JNJ {{ '2018-01-02T19:20:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNJ declared a cash dividend for 1Q18 of $0.84 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 13, 2018 to shareholders as on Feb 27, 2018.

$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.

$JNJ {{ '2017-12-21T18:10:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Janssen Biotech, a $JNJ company, said the FDA has granted Priority Review designation for the New Drug Application (NDA) for apalutamide as treatment for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This is the first agent submitted for approval to treat earlier stage castration-resistant prostate cancer at high risk for metastasis.

$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.

$ZBH {{ '2017-12-19T14:31:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ZBH appointed Bryan Hanson as President and CEO and a member of the BoD, effective Dec. 19, 2017. Daniel Florin, who has served as Interim CEO since July 11, 2017, will continue in his role as SVP and CFO. Most recently, Hanson served as a $MDT's Executive Committee member and as EVP and President of Medtronic's Minimally Invasive Therapies Group.

$MDT {{ '2017-12-19T14:11:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDT has named Bob White, previously SVP and President of APAC Region, as EVP and President of Minimally Invasive Therapies Group. The company also announced Chris Lee, SVP and President of Greater China Region, will assume the position of APAC Region President. These leadership changes are effective immediately.

$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.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-18T22:14:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its development partner Gedeon Richter Plc reported positive results from phase 3 study of cariprazine, which is used to treat the bipolar depression. Allergan plans to file the New Drug Application to the FDA in 2H18.

$IPXL {{ '2017-12-18T13:05:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC and $IPXL said Robert Stewart will join Amneal as President, effective Jan. 25, 2018. Stewart most recently served as COO of $AGN. After completion of combination of Amneal and $IPXL, Stewart will become President and CEO of the combined company, to be named Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc., and will become a BoD member.

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