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 »

GENENTECH, INC: Genentech Announces Submission of Supplemental New Drug Application for Venclexta for People With Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia who are Ineligible for Intensive Chemotherapy

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Venclexta® (venetoclax), in combination with a hypomethylating agent or in combination with low dose cytarabine (LDAC), for treatment of people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are ineligible for intensive chemotherapy. Read More »

AMGEN: Amgen And Novartis Present New Data Demonstrating Long-Term Efficacy, Safety And Tolerability Of Aimovig™ (erenumab-aooe) In Patients With Chronic And Episodic Migraine

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the results of two open-label extension (OLE) studies of Aimovig™ (erenumab-aooe) in patients with chronic and episodic migraine, respectively, will be presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) in San Francisco. Read More »

AMGEN INC.: New Data Show Amgen's Repatha® (evolocumab) Significantly Reduced LDL-C And Non-HDL-C In High-risk Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced new data that show Repatha® (evolocumab) significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) in patients with Type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia, taking the maximum tolerated dose of moderate/high-intensity statin therapy. Read More »

GENENTECH,INC: FDA Approves Genentech’s Rituxan (Rituximab) for Pemphigus Vulgaris

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rituxan® (rituximab) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a rare, serious, potentially life-threatening condition characterized by progressive painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.1 Read More »

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC: Hookipa and Gilead Enter into a Collaboration and License Agreement to Develop Immunotherapies Against HIV and Hepatitis B

Hookipa Biotech AG ("Hookipa"), a clinical-stage biotech company pioneering an innovative class of active immunization therapies for oncology and infectious diseases and Gilead Sciences, Inc., ("Gilead"), a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need, today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration and license agreement that grants Gilead exclusive rights to Hookipa's TheraT® and Vaxwave® arenavirus vector-based immunization technologies for two major chronic infectious disease indications, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read More »

GENENTECH, INC: FDA Approves Genentech’s Rituxan (Rituximab) for Pemphigus Vulgaris

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rituxan® (rituximab) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a rare, serious, potentially life-threatening condition characterized by progressive painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.1 Read More »

PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS: New Interim Phase 2a Study Results Demonstrate Broad Clinical Activity of Portola Pharmaceuticals’ Oral SYK/JAK Inhibitor Cerdulatinib

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.® (Nasdaq:PTLA) today announced new interim results from the Company’s ongoing Phase 2a study of cerdulatinib, an investigational, oral SYK/JAK inhibitor, in patients with specific subtypes of B-cell and T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), including relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), and chronic lymphocytic lymphoma/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). Read More »

AMGEN INC.: FDA Approves Prolia® (Denosumab) For Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Prolia® (denosumab) for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) in men and women at high risk of fracture, defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, multiple risk factors for fracture, or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy. Read More »

GENENTECH, INC: Genentech’s HEMLIBRA (emicizumab-kxwh) Reduced Treated Bleeds by 96 Percent Compared to No Prophylaxis in Phase III Haven 3 Study in Hemophilia A Without Factor VIII Inhibitors

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today full results from the Phase III HAVEN 3 study evaluating HEMLIBRA® (emicizumab-kxwh) prophylaxis administered every week or every two weeks in people with hemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors and the Phase III HAVEN 4 study evaluating HEMLIBRA prophylaxis administered every four weeks in people with hemophilia A with or without factor VIII inhibitors. Read More »

GENENTECH, INC: FDA Approves Subcutaneous Formulation of Actemra for use in Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA), a Rare Form of Juvenile Arthritis

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Actemra® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA) in patients two years of age and older. Read More »

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Expanded Indication for Truvada® (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) for Reducing the Risk of Acquiring HIV-1 in Adolescents

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily oral Truvada® (emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg)—in combination with safer sex practices—to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 in at-risk adolescents. Read More »