Compiled by Sam Fazeli, Bloomberg Industries and Elizabeth Krutoholow Johnson & Johnson’s newly launched diabetes drug Invokana appears to have fairly strong uptake, according to data from inThought Research. This may bode well for other agents in the new SGLT-2 class, said Christopher Martin, Senior Principal, Symphony Health Solutions in a webcast with Bloomberg Industries’ [...]
By Asthika Goonewardene, Bloomberg Industries, and Aude Gerspacher, Bloomberg Law The EU regulatory body’s denial of regulatory data protection (RDP) does not impact the strength of Biogen’s European patents, Aude Gerspacher, a Bloomberg Law writer and editor with more than 10 years’ experience as a patent attorney said in a call with Bloomberg Industries’ [...]
Declining profits and tightening regulation of structured products are prompting banks from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc to Rabobank Groep to quit the business. RBS last week became the third European bank to close its structured products operation for retail investors since March, citing high capital costs and expenses for the securities. Dutch lender [...]
Guest Commentary by Allan Ellinger In 2010 and 2011, retail was among the top five defaulting sectors, according to a March 2013 report published by analysts at Fitch. Last year, this segment of the economy appeared to be doing better: It did not make it into top five defaulting sectors of the rating agency’s U.S. high yield default index. Click here to continue reading the full commentary. _____________________________________________________ [...]
by Elizabeth Krutoholow Newly approved therapeutics for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) or so-called second generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) like Ariad’s Iclusig and Pfizer’s Bosulif will require data showing survival improvements before clinicians adopt them in the front-line setting, according to Dr. Elias Jabbour, Associate Professor in the Department of Leukemia, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Read more >>>
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By Andrew Berens, MD Senior Healthcare Analyst, Bloomberg Industries Sanofi’s multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Lemtrada may soon be recommended for European approval, where revenue is especially important to holders of Genzyme contingent value rights linked to the drug’s success. Read more >>>