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Cardinal Health agrees to pay $44 million to the Department of Justice

Cardinal Health agrees to pay $44 million to the Department of Justice

26 Dec 2016

Payment resolves the outstanding civil penalty portion of the company's 2012 administrative settlement with this US DEA.

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New pill available on the NHS for patients suffering with psoriatic arthritis

New pill available on the NHS for patients suffering with psoriatic arthritis

22 Dec 2016

Oral Otezla receives positive NICE recommendation for adults with psoriatic arthritis.

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Metformin products, including Glucophage approved for type 2 diabetes patients with moderate renal impairment in Europe

Metformin products, including Glucophage approved for type 2 diabetes patients with moderate renal impairment in Europe

22 Dec 2016

European Commission decision confirms Metformin for treatment in type 2 diabetes patients with moderate renal impairment, which will lead to extended treatment access.

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FDA extends review of application for Ocrevus

FDA extends review of application for Ocrevus

21 Dec 2016

Extension is the result of the submission of additional data regarding the commercial manufacturing process of the biologic.

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FDA grants accelerated approval to Rubraca for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer

FDA grants accelerated approval to Rubraca for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer

20 Dec 2016

First and only PARP inhibitor in the US indicated t.o treat advanced ovarian cancer patients who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and who have deleterious germline or somatic BRCA mutations.

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FDA approves removal of boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric events from Chantix labeling

FDA approves removal of boxed warning regarding serious neuropsychiatric events from Chantix labeling

19 Dec 2016

Labeling revisions also include updates to corresponding warning and addition of clinical data on superior efficacy of Chantix compared with bupropion or nicotine patch.

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New Repatha dose delivery option receives positive CHMP opinion

New Repatha dose delivery option receives positive CHMP opinion

16 Dec 2016

The new automated mini doser with prefilled cartridge is a hands-free device designed to provide 420 mg of Repatha in a single injection per administration.

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Merck's Idenix Pharmaceuticals awarded $2.54 billion for infringement of a hepatitis C drug patent

Merck's Idenix Pharmaceuticals awarded $2.54 billion for infringement of a hepatitis C drug patent

16 Dec 2016

In its decision, the jury also concluded that Gilead “willfully” infringed upon the patent.

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FDA approves Synjardy XR tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes

FDA approves Synjardy XR tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes

13 Dec 2016

New once-a-day formulation indicated to improve blood sugar when used along with diet and exercise.

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Novartis' Lucentis received EU approval in new indication

Novartis' Lucentis received EU approval in new indication

10 Dec 2016

Lucentis the only treatment available for a wide range of CNV conditions.

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Mederi's Stretta Therapy for GERD approved in China

Mederi's Stretta Therapy for GERD approved in China

9 Dec 2016

Clinically proven and cost-effective solution for gastroesophageal reflux disease recently launched in China.

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Pfizer refutes the findings set out in the CMA decision

Pfizer refutes the findings set out in the CMA decision

8 Dec 2016

Pharma giant says it complied with established competition law.

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