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Moderna now in the crosshairs of Sens. Warren, Welch over price tag for COVID vaccine

In December, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Peter Welch, D-Vermont, sent a letter to Pfizer admonishing the company for a proposed increase in the price of …

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Merck’s Keytruda dealt another blow in prostate cancer but readies new challenge to AZ’s Imfinzi

In a split showing for cancer powerhouse Merck, its immunotherapy Keytruda continued a losing streak in prostate cancer but chalked up a win to pressure an industry-first …

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As Scangos bids adieu, Vir taps Bayer dealmaker De Backer as its next CEO

Vir Biotechnology is tapping a veteran pharma dealmaker—and one of 2021’s Fiercest Women in Life Sciences—to helm the ship as the company’s long-time captain George …

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In flux, CDMO Abzena lays off 66 in San Diego days after hiring new CEO and reshuffling board

Abzena, a CDMO specializing in the development and manufacture of antibody-drug conjugates, has laid off 66 employees in San Diego, according to a Worker Adjustment …

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Health group lambasts Novo Nordisk for ‘paid’ news program on weight loss med Wegovy

The nonprofit public health advocacy group the Physicians Committee has issued a formal complaint over allegations that Novo Nordisk paid for a promotional segment on …

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AbbVie, Novartis and more win national coverage in China even as Pfizer’s Paxlovid gets left out

Once again, biopharma companies offered hefty discounts to secure national reimbursement in China in the hopes that wider coverage in a fast-growing pharmaceutical market can …

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China’s GenScript conjures $224M in investor cash for its biologics contractor ProBio

Setting its sights on production and R&D expansions, GenScript’s biologics subsidiary ProBio notched its third fundraising round in less than two years. The CDMO’s $224 …

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FDA fires back at conservative group’s lawsuit over abortion pill approval

In the months since the Supreme Court reversed the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, the discourse surrounding abortions has reached a fever pitch. Now, after anti-abortion groups …

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Servier, Taiho score in phase 3 colorectal cancer trial to support Lonsurf combo nod

After gaining FDA approvals in 2015 and 2019 for Lonsurf, Servier and Taiho Oncology are due for a third nod this year for the cancer …

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CDC probes possible safety risk for Pfizer’s new COVID shot, sees no need to change vaccine practices

Throughout the whirlwind COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in the U.S., federal officials have kept a close eye on reports of adverse events. Now, after tracking potential …

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