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MONALEESA-2 trial of Novartis' LEE011 (ribociclib) stopped early

MONALEESA-2 trial of Novartis' LEE011 (ribociclib) stopped early

18 May 2016

Independent Data Monitoring Committee recommends stopping the trial early as it met the primary endpoint, significantly extending progression-free survival (PFS) compared to letrozole alone, at pre-planned interim analysis.

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AstraZeneca announces positive results from benralizumab Phase III programme in severe asthma

AstraZeneca announces positive results from benralizumab Phase III programme in severe asthma

17 May 2016

Benralizumab first AstraZeneca respiratory biologic to complete Phase III.

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New presentations at ATS 2016 reinforce OFEV efficacy, safety and tolerability across range of patients with IPF

New presentations at ATS 2016 reinforce OFEV efficacy, safety and tolerability across range of patients with IPF

16 May 2016

A new analysis of Phase III INPULSIS trials reinforces OFEV's slowing of disease progression in a composite endpoint involving lung function decline (FVC decrease >10%) and death.

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New Keytruda (pembrolizumab) data at 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

New Keytruda (pembrolizumab) data at 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

16 May 2016

Includes 3-year overall survival data in melanoma and updated overall survival data in non-small cell lung cancer, as well as updated findings in head and neck cancer.

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Major study confirms Novartis' Ultibro Breezhaler superiority over Seretide in preventing COPD exacerbations

Major study confirms Novartis' Ultibro Breezhaler superiority over Seretide in preventing COPD exacerbations

15 May 2016

Ultibro Breezhaler also significantly reduced the rate and prolonged the time to the first moderate or severe exacerbation, compared with Seretide.

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Veterinary medicine looking increasingly to human drugs to supplement treatment pipelines

Veterinary medicine looking increasingly to human drugs to supplement treatment pipelines

15 May 2016

Significant unmet needs within veterinary care are driving veterinarians to treat animals such as dogs, cats and horses by prescribing drugs intended for human use.

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BMS and AbbVie announce EC approval of Empliciti for the treatment of multiple myeloma in adults who have received at least one prior therapy

BMS and AbbVie announce EC approval of Empliciti for the treatment of multiple myeloma in adults who have received at least one prior therapy

12 May 2016

First and only immunostimulatory antibody approved in the European Union for multiple myeloma.

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LDC and Boehringer Ingelheim join forces to discover a novel approach for the treatment of schizophrenia

LDC and Boehringer Ingelheim join forces to discover a novel approach for the treatment of schizophrenia

11 May 2016

The novel approach builds on ground-breaking research results from Prof. Moritz Rossner and his team at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen.

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EC approves the first and only immuno-oncology combination, BMS's Opdivo + Yervoy Regimen, for treatment of advanced melanoma

EC approves the first and only immuno-oncology combination, BMS's Opdivo + Yervoy Regimen, for treatment of advanced melanoma

11 May 2016

Approval allows for the marketing of the Opdivo (nivolumab) + Yervoy (ipilimumab) Regimen in all 28 Member States of the EU.

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Aptuit expands formulation capabilities through acquisition of Kuecept

Aptuit expands formulation capabilities through acquisition of Kuecept

10 May 2016

Expanding capabilities in formulation development to include specialist pre-formulation, formulation prototyping and formulation development services.

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FDA grants Priority Review for Lilly's olaratumab, an investigational medicine for advanced soft tissue sarcoma

FDA grants Priority Review for Lilly's olaratumab, an investigational medicine for advanced soft tissue sarcoma

8 May 2016

Lilly has received additional designations for olaratumab from the FDA, including Breakthrough Therapy, Fast Track and Orphan Drug, for this indication.

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Researchers find a way to deliver drugs to the placenta to support healthier pregnancies

Researchers find a way to deliver drugs to the placenta to support healthier pregnancies

8 May 2016

Discovery provides proof of principle for safe, targeted delivery of drugs to the placenta to improve pregnancy outcomes.

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