Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) said today it will acquire Allergan (NYSE:AGN) for $63 billion in cash and stock. The purchase is seen as a hedge against the impending expiration of U.S. patents on AbbVie’s blockbuster drug, Humira. AbbVie will pay Allergan shareholders $188.24 per share of Allergan stock, a 45% premium to yesterday’s closing price. […]
FDA has approved Johnson & Johnson’s patient-controlled injector for Tremfya, a treatment for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The self-injection approval may help Tremfya compete with AbbVie’s (NYSE:ABBV) Humira pen, which was previously approved for self-injection by psoriasis patients. Get the full story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business.
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) launched an investigation today into the drug pricing practices of 12 pharmaceutical companies. A number of companies named in the investigation saw their stock prices fall, including Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) and Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO). A hearing is reportedly set for Jan. 29 and will include patients affected by rising […]
Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) and Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics said today that the European Commission gave the companies marketing authorization for Hulio, a biosimilar to AbbVie‘s (NYSE:ABBV) billion-dollar Humira product. Mylan said it plans to launch Hulio across particular markets in Europe on or after Oct. 16. The drug is the fifth product authorized by the EC as a biosimilar for […]
Cerveau Technologies has inked a deal to license and supply AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) with its [F-18]MK-6240 investigational tau imaging agent, the company said today. After the FDA cleared the investigational new drug application for Cerveau’s imaging agent in June, the company said it planned to work with pharmaceutical partners to evaluate the product’s use in positron emission tomography scans to assess […]
Drug-makers didn’t raise list prices for as many drugs in January compared to last year and they initiated fewer hikes of 10% or more, according to analysis by Raymond James & Associates. Although 5.5% of price increases reached the 10% level in January this year, 15% did last year and 20% did 2 years ago. […]
(Reuters) — Baxalta (NYSE:BXLT), the spinout of Baxter‘s (NYSE:BAX) biopharmaceuticals division, wants Shire (NSDQ:SHPGY) to improve on its $30 billion bid significantly before it will engage in talks, while its Dublin-based rival could sweeten its offer if it gets to see the U.S. biotech company’s books, according to sources on both sides. Both camps are pushing hard behind […]