TRIPLE-S MANAGEMENT CORPORATION: Selects Abarca as Pharmacy Benefits Manager for its Commercial and Medicare Businesses

Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), announced that its managed care subsidiary, Triple-S Salud, Inc., on its behalf and on behalf of its Medicare Advantage subsidiary, Triple-S Advantage, Inc. ("Triple-S" or the "Company"), has entered into a three-year agreement with Abarca Health, LLC, a leading pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) in Puerto Rico, to consolidate the management of its prescription drug benefit programs for its Commercial and Medicare business lines. Read More »

EISAI INC.: Eisai And Merck Announce FDA Approval Of LENVIMA® (lenvatinib) Capsules For First-Line Treatment Of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Eisai Inc. and Merck (NYSE : MRK ), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the kinase inhibitor LENVIMA® (lenvatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Read More »

ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals and Neuren Pharmaceuticals Announce Exclusive License Agreement for the North American Development and Commercialization of Trofinetide in Rett Syndrome

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) and Neuren Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: NEU) announced today that they have entered into an exclusive North American License Agreement for the development and commercialization of trofinetide for Rett syndrome and other indications Read More »

PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Grants New Technology Add-On Payment for Portola Pharmaceuticals’ Andexxa

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.® (Nasdaq: PTLA) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) for Andexxa® [coagulation factor Xa (recombinant), inactivated-zhzo], the first and only antidote approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban, when reversal of anticoagulation is needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. Read More »

ALLERGAN INC.: Allergan and Editas Medicine Announce Exercise of Options to Jointly Develop CRISPR Genome Editing Experimental Medicine EDIT-101

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDIT), a leading genome editing company, today announced that Allergan's wholly-owned subsidiary, Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited (Allergan), has exercised its option to develop and commercialize EDIT-101 globally for the treatment of LCA10 Read More »

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB: European Commission Approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) for the Adjuvant Treatment of Adult Patients with Melanoma with Involvement of Lymph Nodes or Metastatic Disease Who Have Undergone Complete Resection

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with melanoma with involvement of lymph nodes or metastatic disease who have undergone complete resection. Read More »

HALOZYME THERAPEUTICS, INC: Phase 3 Study Of Subcutaneous Pertuzumab And Trastuzumab Initiated Using Halozyme's ENHANZE® Technology

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO), a biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, today announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has dosed the first patient in a Phase 3 study of a fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab (Perjeta®) and trastuzumab (Herceptin®) for subcutaneous administration using Halozyme's proprietary ENHANZE® drug-delivery technology in combination with chemotherapy. Read More »

ALLERGEN INC: Allergan Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for AGN-241751 for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation for AGN-241751, an investigational new treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). AGN-241751 is a novel, oral, rapid-acting anti-depressant that recently entered Phase 2 development. Read More »

ABBVIE: AbbVie Receives U.S. FDA Approval of ORILISSA™ (elagolix) for the Management of Moderate to Severe Pain Associated with Endometriosis

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ORILISSA™ (elagolix), the first and only oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist specifically developed for women with moderate to severe endometriosis pain. Read More »