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Bio Roundup: Prices on TV, Novartis Hearts Radio, Warp Drive's End

BIO ROUNDUP: PRICES ON TV, NOVARTIS HEARTS RADIO, WARP DRIVE'S END

Two new battlegrounds emerged this week in the nation's ongoing drug pricing debate. The first involved television: The federal government...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Nobel Prizes, Duchenne Steps, Guardant's IPO & More

BIO ROUNDUP: NOBEL PRIZES, DUCHENNE STEPS, GUARDANT'S IPO & MORE

Cancer immunotherapy is all the rage these days. The idea of harnessing the immune system to treat cancer has sparked billions of dollars...

 
 
 

DRAGONFLY THERAPEUTICS IN $695M CANCER R&D PACT WITH MERCK

More than a year after the insect-inspired biotech Dragonfly Therapeutics penned a blood cancer pact with Big Biotech Celgene, it's...

Bio Roundup: Amarin's Stunner, Lung Cancer News, Data Dumps & More

BIO ROUNDUP: AMARIN'S STUNNER, LUNG CANCER NEWS, DATA DUMPS & MORE

Six years ago, a biotech called Amarin won FDA approval of a prescription fish-oil pill, Vascepa, because it could lower triglycerides,...

 
 
 
Merck's board just changed the rules to keep its CEO on board after he turns 65

MERCK'S BOARD JUST CHANGED THE RULES TO KEEP ITS CEO ON BOARD AFTER HE TURNS 65

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier plans to stay on in his role as CEO past December 2019, when he turns 65. The pharma giant's board of directors...

FORMER MERCK CLINICAL RESEARCH VP ARTHUR SANTORA JOINS ENTERA BIO AS CMO

Former Merck clinical research leader Arthur Santora, M.D., Ph.D., is coming out of retirement to serve as the new chief medical officer...

 
 
 
Tetraphase Pharma's Antibiotic Wins FDA Approval for Gut Infections

TETRAPHASE PHARMA'S ANTIBIOTIC WINS FDA APPROVAL FOR GUT INFECTIONS

A Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals antibiotic has earned FDA approval , adding a new treatment to the effort to address drug-resistant infections....

Bio Roundup: EpiPen Shortage, Bluebird's Bet, Biotech IPOs & More

BIO ROUNDUP: EPIPEN SHORTAGE, BLUEBIRD'S BET, BIOTECH IPOS & MORE

It's back-to-school season and that means it's time to load up on school supplies. For many students and schools, one crucial item...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Bio Roundup: An Alzheimer's Head-Scratcher, OUTBio, GSK & Gilead Shakeups  

BIO ROUNDUP: AN ALZHEIMER'S HEAD-SCRATCHER, OUTBIO, GSK & GILEAD SHAKEUPS  

The devil is in the details, and key clinical trial results made that abundantly clear this week. Eisai and partner Biogen released...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Drug Prices, CRISPR Caveats, Rubius IPO Pop & More

BIO ROUNDUP: DRUG PRICES, CRISPR CAVEATS, RUBIUS IPO POP & MORE

After nearly two years of all smoke, no fire around President Trump's promise to curtail drug prices, there's finally some glimmer...

Pharma giant Merck just lowered the prices of some of its medications

PHARMA GIANT MERCK JUST LOWERED THE PRICES OF SOME OF ITS MEDICATIONS

AP Merck said Thursday that it would lower the price of some of its medications including its hepatitis C drug Zepatier by 60%. The...

 
 
 
Former Beyoncé Manager Merck Mercuriadis Raises $260 Million In IPO for Hipgnosis Songs

FORMER BEYONCÉ MANAGER MERCK MERCURIADIS RAISES $260 MILLION IN IPO FOR HIPGNOSIS SONGS

Hipgnosis Songs, a music IP investment company set up by former Beyoncé and Guns N' Roses manager Merck Mercuriadis, has raised £200...

Bio Roundup: Big Bucks For Calico, Data Dumps & The IPO Wave Rolls On

BIO ROUNDUP: BIG BUCKS FOR CALICO, DATA DUMPS & THE IPO WAVE ROLLS ON

If you're running a privately held biotech, the time to go public is now. Clinical data already in hand or not, biotechs have charged...

 
 
 
AstraZeneca's PARP Drug Is First to Help New Ovarian Cancer Patients

ASTRAZENECA'S PARP DRUG IS FIRST TO HELP NEW OVARIAN CANCER PATIENTS

Over the past few years, a new class of drugs known as “PARP” inhibitors have begun to change how ovarian cancer is treated. Data released...

Emulate Adds $36M to Expand “Organ Chip” Drug Research Technology

EMULATE ADDS $36M TO EXPAND “ORGAN CHIP” DRUG RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY

Emulate, a Boston-based startup that has developed small laboratory chips intended to replace the animal tests used in pharmaceutical...