Pharma & Biotech

First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 12 reports

WHO: Ebola cases pass 10,000 mark

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its latest report.Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 9 reports

Shire CEO Ornskov 'dumbfounded’ by collapse of AbbVie deal

Shire PLC Chief Executive Officer Flemming Ornskov was preparing for a meeting in Chicago on the integration of his company with AbbVie Inc. when he got the news that AbbVie was reconsidering the $52 billion takeover.“We were as dumbfounded as anyone ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 6 reports

FDA Approves Recombinant Porcine-Sequence Factor VIII

—FDA on October 23 approved recombinant porcine-sequence antihemophilic factor, or Obizur, for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A.Patients with acquired hemophilia A, the agency said, produce coagulation factor VIII ... [Published ASHP - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 3 reports

Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association Release: Governor Joins Washington???s Life Science Industry To Celebrate 25 Years Of Life-Changing Innovation

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is recognizing its 25th year as an organization at the Governor’s Life Sciences Summit & Annual Meeting. During the event, Governor Jay Inslee will address the ... [Published BioSpace - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 34 reports

Millions of doses by 2015 end

Millions of doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organisation has announced.It said "several hundred thousand" would be produced in the first half of the year.And vaccines could be offered to health ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 5 reports

Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMY) CEO Lamberto Andreotti on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

OperatorGood day, and welcome to today's Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call. This call is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to John Elicker. Please go ahead, sir.John E. ElickerThanks, Travis. Good morning, everybody, ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 12 reports

Market report: AstraZeneca slips on Pfizer buy back

Citigroup said a bid for the drugmaker was still possible despite the Pfizer cash return ... [Published Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 5 reports

Shire posts sharp rises in sales and earnings for third-qtr

Ireland-headquartered Shire (LSE: SHP) has delivered a strong set of financials for the third-quarter of 2014, validating its strong prospects as a standalone pharma company following the termination of the planned $54 billion acquisition by the USA’s ... [Published Pharma Letter - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 4 reports

GENZYME : BioMarin Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Non-GAAP net loss was $22.9 million , or $0.16 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of 2014, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $16.7 million for the third quarter of 2013. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , non-GAAP net loss was ... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 11 reports

EMA favors AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug Lynparza that FDA committee dissed

An FDA committee of experts this summer voted overwhelmingly against approval of AstraZeneca's ( $AZN ) new ovarian cancer treatment, which it will market as Lynparza. But reviewers for the EMA like it enough to give it a recommendation nod for use on ... [Published FiercePharma - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 3 reports

How Regeneron Is Benefiting From Continued Sanofi Investments

Developing drugs is expensive. Just ask executives at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., a New York-based drug developer. They will describe the high-risk and high-reward world of bringing a drug to market. They will also outline an emerging trend among ... [Published BioSpace - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 11 reports

Hikma Pharma shares slip on FDA warning for Portugal plant (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc said the U.S. health regulator had raised issues related to environmental monitoring at its plant in Portugal, which some analysts said ac... ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Oct 24 2014]

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