VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS: Bausch + Lomb Launches LUMIFY, The First And Only OTC Redness Relieving Eye Drop With Low-Dose Brimonidine

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE/TSX: VRX), today announced the launch of LUMIFY™ (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025%), the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) eye drop developed with low-dose brimonidine tartrate for the treatment of eye redness. Read More »

MERCK: European Medicines Agency Validates Type II Variation for Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Combination with Pemetrexed (ALIMTA®) and Platinum Chemotherapy as First-Line Therapy in Metastatic Nonsquamous NSCLC, Based on Phase 3 KEYNOTE-189 Trial

Merck known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced that following validation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the centralized review process has begun for the company’s Type II Variation, which seeks approval for KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with pemetrexed (ALIMTA®) and platinum chemotherapy (cisplatin or carboplatin) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read More »

MERCK: Pivotal Phase 3 Study of Merck’s Investigational Beta-Lactamase Inhibitor Relebactam in Combination with Imipenem/Cilastatin Demonstrated Favorable Overall Response Against Certain Imipenem–Non-Susceptible Bacterial Infections

Merck known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced that a pivotal Phase 3 study of relebactam, the company’s investigational beta-lactamase inhibitor, in combination with imipenem/cilastatin, demonstrated a favorable overall response in the treatment of certain imipenem–non-susceptible bacterial infections, the primary endpoint, with lower treatment-emergent nephrotoxicity (kidney toxicity), a secondary endpoint, compared to a Colistin (colistimethate sodium) plus imipenem regimen. Read More »

AMARIN CORP: Vascepa® (Icosapent Ethyl) Showed Reductions in Potentially Atherogenic Lipid and Inflammatory Markers in Statin-Treated Patients with Reduced Kidney Function and Persistent High Triglycerides

These analyses highlight the need for further research in patients with reduced kidney function in conjunction with diabetes mellitus or ongoing inflammation, as denoted by elevated high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels, and persistent high triglycerides (TG) despite statin therapy due to the association with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read More »

AMARIN CORP: Amarin's REDUCE-IT Cardiovascular Outcomes Study Reaches 100% Mark for Estimated Onset of Target Primary Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, announced today that its REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study of Vascepa® (icosapent ethyl) is estimated to have reached the onset of the targeted 1,612 primary major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) specified in the study design. Read More »

AMARIN CORP: Amarin Updates First Quarter Revenue Guidance, Reiterates Full Year Guidance and Updates on REDUCE-IT Cardiovascular Outcomes Study Progress and Vascepa® Promotion Initiatives

Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, today announced an update to its revenue guidance for the first quarter of 2018, reiteration of full year revenue guidance, further progress towards completing its potential landmark cardiovascular outcomes study, REDUCE-IT, and initiation of previously announced Vascepa® promotion initiatives. Read More »

ALLERGAN USA INC.: FDA Acceptance of Medicines360's Filing for supplemental New Drug Application for LILETTA® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg

Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN) a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a global nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company with a mission of expanding access to quality medicines, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Medicines360's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA). Read More »