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 »

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY: Lilly's Galcanezumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 3 Study Evaluating Galcanezumab for the Prevention of Episodic Cluster Headache

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that galcanezumab met its primary endpoint in a Phase 3 study of patients with episodic cluster headache, demonstrating statistically significant differences in the reduction of weekly cluster headache attacks compared to placebo across weeks one to three of the two-month, double-blind treatment period Read More »

VALERITAS, INC:Valeritas Announces Positive Clinical Results Across Two New Studies Evaluating V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLRX), a medical technology company which offers V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, all-in-one insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes, announced positive results were shared today from two new studies during poster presentations at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress held in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More »

DAIICHI SANKYO, INC.: Daiichi Sankyo to Present New Data on Multiple Compounds Including Antibody Drug Conjugates DS-8201 and U3-1402 at 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it will present new data for multiple investigational compounds in the Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise pipeline at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting from June 1-5 in Chicago. Read More »

NOVO NORDISK INC: Head-to-head pharmacokinetic study demonstrated greater factor IX activity with Rebinyn® versus rFIXFc in people with hemophilia B

A new head-to-head pharmacokinetic study showed that adults with hemophilia B who received a single dose (50 IU/kg) of Rebinyn® [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), GlycoPEGylated] achieved high factor IX activity for longer than those treated with rFIXFc [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein]. Read More »

MERCK: Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Significantly Improved Overall Survival and Progression-Free Survival as First-Line Treatment for Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in Pivotal Phase 3 KEYNOTE-407 Trial

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the pivotal Phase 3 KEYNOTE-407 trial investigating KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in combination with carboplatin-paclitaxel or nab-paclitaxel, as first-line treatment for metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (sNSCLC), met the dual primary endpoints of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Read More »