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After trial flop, EU officials take a closer look at Novartis’ Adakveo approval

Working to grow the reach of its sickle cell disease medicine Adakveo, Novartis has more than just Pfizer’s Oxbryta to worry about. After a phase 3 trial …

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Menarini shows Big Pharma how it’s done with first approval for oral SERD drug in breast cancer

Italian drugmaker Menarini has succeeded where European Big Pharmas have failed, pushing the first oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) to treat breast cancer across the …

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Sanofi offers retirement scheme to hundreds of staffers at 2 Indian vaccine plants

Hundreds of manufacturing jobs are in limbo as Sanofi weighs operations at a pair of vaccine plants overseas, marking the latest in an onslaught of …

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Court rejects Johnson & Johnson’s Texas two-step bankruptcy ploy for talc claims

A federal appeals court panel has voted unanimously to dismiss Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to use the controversial Texas two-step strategy to resolve claims from …

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BMS settles lawsuit with two fired employees who refused COVID vaccines

Two Bristol Myers Squibb employees who were fired for refusing to be vaccinated and sued the company have agreed to settlements, court documents show. Jeremy …

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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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