ELI LILLY AND COMPANY: First-ever Study of Lilly's Humulin® R U-500 Administered in an Insulin Pump Shows Improved A1C in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Eli Lilly and Company's (NYSE: LLY) Humulin® R U-500 administered via an investigational insulin pump (Omnipod® U-500™ Insulin Management System) provided greater A1C reduction with less daily insulin needed compared to multiple daily injections (MDI) in adults with type 2 diabetes on high dose insulin (201-600 units/day). Read More »

ABBVIE: IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Supplemental New Drug Application Accepted for Review by U.S. FDA with Potential to Broaden Treatment Use as a Combination Treatment Option with Rituximab in Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia (WM), A Rare Form of Blood Cancer

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab (RITUXAN®) as a new treatment option for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare and incurable form of blood cancer. Read More »

INCYTE CORPORATION: Incyte Announces REACH1 Pivotal Trial Meets Primary Endpoint of Overall Response Rate for Ruxolitinib (Jakafi®) in Steroid-Refractory Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY)today announced positive topline results from its ongoing pivotal Phase 2 REACH1 trial evaluating ruxolitinib (Jakafi®) in combination with corticosteroids for the treatment of patients with steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). 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 »

NOVARTIS CORPORATION: Novartis receives FDA approval for inclusion of new evidence that Cosentyx® inhibits progression of joint structural damage in psoriatic arthritis

Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the inclusion of new evidence that Cosentyx® (secukinumab) significantly slows the progression of joint structural damage at Week 24 versus placebo in those with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).1 Read More »

U.S FOOD AND ADMINISTRATION: FDA approves automated insulin delivery and monitoring system for use in younger pediatric patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approval of the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, a diabetes management device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses with little or no input from the user, to include individuals aged 7 to 13 with type 1 diabetes. Read More »

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIB: Empliciti (elotuzumab) Plus Pomalidomide and Low-Dose Dexamethasone Reduces the Risk of Disease Progression by 46% Versus Pomalidomide/Dexamethasone Alone in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the ELOQUENT-3 trial, an international Phase 2 study evaluating the addition of Empliciti (elotuzumab) to pomalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone (EPd) in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), achieved its primary endpoint, showing a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) for patients treated with EPd compared with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (Pd) alone. Read More »

ABBVIE: AbbVie Announces New Undetectable Minimal Residual Disease Data from Phase 3 Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia MURANO Trial of Venetoclax in Combination with Rituximab at 23rd European Hematology Association Annual Congress

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the presentation of investigational data from a new analysis of undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) rates from the pivotal Phase 3 MURANO trial of venetoclax, a first-in-class oral B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) inhibitor, in combination with rituximab (VenR) in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Read More »

ALLERGAN, INC: Allergan Announces Positive Topline Phase 3 Clinical Data for Bimatoprost SR (Sustained-Release) Implant for IOP Lowering in Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the release of new topline clinical trial data on Bimatoprost SR, the first-in-class sustained-release, biodegradable implant for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Read More »

ABBVIE: AbbVie Announces U.S. FDA Approval of VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax tablets) in Combination with Rituximab as a Fixed Duration Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Patients Who Have Received One Prior Therapy

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under priority review, VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax tablets) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), with or without 17p deletion, who have received at least one prior therapy Read More »

CELGENE CORPORATION: Celgene Announces Updated Safety and Efficacy Data from the TRANSCEND Trial of liso-cel (JCAR017) in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at ASCO

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced updated six-month safety and efficacy data from the TRANSCEND (NHL-001) study of lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel; JCAR017), an investigational CD19-directed CAR T cell therapy, in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. 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 »

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP: Lynparza in combination with abiraterone delayed disease progression in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today presented data, which showed clinical improvement in median radiologic progression-free survival (rPFS) with Lynparza (olaparib) in combination with abiraterone compared to abiraterone monotherapy, a standard of care, in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Read More »

ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC.: Astellas and Seattle Genetics Present at ASCO 2018 on Enfortumab Vedotin in Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer Previously Treated with Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., "Astellas") and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) today announced the presentation of updated phase 1 data of enfortumab vedotin, an investigational antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read More »