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Merck, Roche and J&J among pharma players weighing Russian operations amid humanitarian tightrope walk

You can’t buy a Coke, Frappuccino or Big Mac in Russia anymore, but cancer patients may still be able to get Merck’s megablockbuster Keytruda. While …

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Merck

As Russian invasion persists, Roche, Teva, Novartis, Merck and more make renewed push to support besieged Ukraine

As Ukraine holds the line against the Russian invasion, pharma majors are making a renewed push to adjust operations in the region and supply the …

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Alzheimer

CMS’ Biogen decision could spell problems for Lilly, Roche Alzheimer’s drugs, half of surveyed neurologists say

Neurologists in the U.S. are agreeing with a new draft decision from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that restricts reimbursement of Biogen’s …

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atrophy

Roche’s aim to widen Evrysdi’s label nabs speedy FDA review in young spinal muscular atrophy patients

Now poised for a speedy trip through the FDA’s regulatory review, Roche’s oral challenger in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) could soon pick up a nod …

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antibody drug conjugates

ASH: Roche’s Polivy set to unlock $2B market in newly diagnosed lymphoma with practice-changing data

The guessing is over. Roche has detailed new Polivy data that could change nearly two decades of treatment standards in newly diagnosed lymphoma—while opening up …

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Amgen

For pharmas dealing with HCPs, the future is digital first—and sales reps 2nd

While many people are suffering from Zoom fatigue and looking forward to in-person meetups, that isn’t really the case when it comes to HCPs and …

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BMS

Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo posts another win in early lung cancer, but debate over treatment approach likely remains

Bristol Myers Squibb has expanded Opdivo’s first-in-class win in pre-surgery non-small cell lung cancer, teeing up a potential FDA filing. Opdivo added to chemotherapy before …

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immunotherapy

Roche ushers early lung cancer into immunotherapy era with Tecentriq FDA approval. Will doctors follow?

Roche’s Tecentriq has ushered in a new era, offering the first immunotherapy option for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients right after tumour surgery. But …

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Aduhelm

Citing ‘less-than-optimal’ outcomes for Roche’s Evrysdi, Biogen launches high-dose Spinraza trial

While much of the attention on Biogen lately has centred on its launch of controversial Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm, the company is also feeling the …

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Lymphoma

Roche’s Polivy to hit $2.4B as doctors expect ‘significant switching’ in newly diagnosed lymphoma: analyst

Roche Pharmaceuticals CEO Bill Anderson recently pegged lymphoma drug Polivy’s potential expansion into newly diagnosed patients as a multibillion-dollar opportunity. Now, at least one analyst …

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