MYLAN INC: Mylan Statement on Supply of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors from Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a supply notification about EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors, and the authorized generic versions of these strengths, on its website to provide greater transparency and confirm that the product remains available. Read More »

GENENTECH, INC:Genentech Provides Update on Phase III Study Of TECENTRIQ (Atezolizumab) and COTELLIC (Cobimetinib) in People With Heavily Pre-Treated Locally Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the Phase III IMblaze370 study evaluating the combination of TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab) and COTELLIC ® (cobimetinib) did not meet its primary endpoint of overall survival (OS) compared to regorafenib. Read More »

PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS: U.S. FDA Approves Portola Pharmaceuticals’ Andexxa®, First and Only Antidote for the Reversal of Factor Xa Inhibitors

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.® (Nasdaq:PTLA) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Andexxa® [coagulation factor Xa (recombinant), inactivated-zhzo], the first and only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban, when reversal of anticoagulation is needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. Read More »

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY: TRINTELLIX® (vortioxetine) Prescribing Information Now Includes New Data Showing Improvement in Processing Speed, an Important Aspect of Cognitive Function in Acute Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda; TSE: 4502) and H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck; LUN.CO, LUN DC, HLUYY) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental new drug application for TRINTELLIX® (vortioxetine). Read More »

PRIME THERAPEUTICS LLC: Analyzing integrated medical, pharmacy drug claims essential in forecasting eculizumab’s (Soliris®) cost

A study by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) designed to forecast the potential use and cost of eculizumab (Soliris®), a drug billed through the medical benefit, to treat Myasthenia Gravis (MG) found the expanded use could lead to nearly a twofold increase in Soliris forecasted cost trend in 2018 and beyond. 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 »