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Health Canada Approves New Lupus Drug

Health Canada Approves New Lupus Drug

13 Jul 2011

For the first time in almost 50 years Canadians living with lupus have a new treatment option.

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Amgen & Micromet Ink Pact for Tumor Antibodies

Amgen & Micromet Ink Pact for Tumor Antibodies

12 Jul 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, Micromet will be primarily responsible for the discovery and preclinical development of the BiTE antibodies. Amgen will lead the clinical development, manufacturing, and commercialization of any products resulting from...

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Valeant To Acquire Sanofi Derma Unit for $425M

Valeant To Acquire Sanofi Derma Unit for $425M

12 Jul 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will acquire Dermik, a dermatology unit of Sanofi in the U.S. and Canada, for approximately $425 million.

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EMA Reviews Cardiovascular Risk of Multaq

EMA Reviews Cardiovascular Risk of Multaq

12 Jul 2011

The European Medicines Agency is reviewing the cardiovascular risk of the anti-arrhythmic medicine Multaq.

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Teva and Merck Settle Cholesterol Drugs Dispute

Teva and Merck Settle Cholesterol Drugs Dispute

12 Jul 2011

Teva has reached a compromise with Merck and will not sell cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia until 2017.

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Novo Nordisk with CWD to Distribute Diabetes Management Kits

Novo Nordisk with CWD to Distribute Diabetes Management Kits

11 Jul 2011

Novo Nordisk and the advocacy organization Children with Diabetes, Inc will develop and distribute resources to help newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes adjust to their new lifestyle.

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South Africa Urges BMS to Prevent Aids Drug Shortage

South Africa Urges BMS to Prevent Aids Drug Shortage

11 Jul 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the only company that has registered the drug Amphotericin B in South Africa to treat the AIDS defining-disease cryptococcal meningitis.

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Indian Pharma Firms Filed 90 DMFs in Q1

Indian Pharma Firms Filed 90 DMFs in Q1

8 Jul 2011

During the first quarter of 2011, Indian pharma companies filed 90 DMFs as compared to 75 and 91 DMFs respectively during first quarter of 2010 and 2009.

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Unilabs & Biogen Ink Pact for Antibody Assay Test

Unilabs & Biogen Ink Pact for Antibody Assay Test

7 Jul 2011

Biogen Idec has selected Unilabs to provide a companion diagnostic anti-JCV antibody assay test.

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Malaysia Attracts Global Partners to Boost Biotechnology Industry

Malaysia Attracts Global Partners to Boost Biotechnology Industry

7 Jul 2011

Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation is boosting Malaysia’s biotechnology industry through a series of agreements and collaborations.

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BMS and Innate Pharma Announce Global License Agreement

BMS and Innate Pharma Announce Global License Agreement

7 Jul 2011

Under the terms of the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb will fund the development of IPH2102, make an upfront payment of $35 million and additional payments of up to $430 million.

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Growing Prevalence of Diabetes to Grow Sales of Insulin Delivery Systems

Growing Prevalence of Diabetes to Grow Sales of Insulin Delivery Systems

7 Jul 2011

A new report says the growing prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is ensuring rapid growth for insulin management systems.

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