The FDA last week pushed back at a large study showing an association between silicone breast implants and some rare diseases, standing by its record of warning the public about their risks – despite granting approvals to a slew of the implants in recent years. The study, published Sept. 14 in the Annals of Surgery, […]
Large pharmaceutical companies dominate the dry eye disease space – Allergan (NYSE:AGN) rakes in more than a billion dollars every year for its Restasis eye drops. Eight-person Oyster Point Pharma wants in on that market. But it’s betting on a completely different approach. “What we’ve come up with is a very innovative nasal spray, which when sprayed into the […]
The Native American tribe wrapped up in litigation with generic pharmaceutical companies is trying to prove that its arrangement with Allergan (NYSE:AGN) reflects a legitimate move to boost its economy, according to court documents. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York found itself it the middle of a controversial deal this year after it agreed to […]
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) and its nonprofit partner, Medicines360, touted five-year data today from an on-going pivotal trial of its intrauterine device, Liletta. The levonorgestrel-releasing contraceptive is approved in the U.S. to be used to prevent pregnancy for up to four years. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Takeda Pharmaceutical (TYO:4502) has sweetened its approximately $60 billion bid for Shire (NSDQ:SHPG) and is approaching a preliminary agreement for acquisition, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The deal could come to a head as early as today, according to the report, as both companies have been working on a tentative agreement and price for the […]
Allergan (NYSE: AGN) today confirmed that it’s in the running to acquire Shire (NSDQ:SHPGY), which rejected a $63 billion offer from Takeda Pharmaceutical (TYO:4502). Dublin-based Allergan, which is in the process of slashing 1,400 jobs from its payroll and exploring “strategic actions,” said there’s no guarantee it will make an offer for Shire. Get the full story at our sister […]
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) said today it launched its TruTear neurostimulation device designed to temporarily increase tear production. The FDA-cleared device is designed to be inserted into the nasal cavity to induce the production of natural tears, and is the only such device of its kind, the Dublin-based company said. “TrueTear is the latest in a long line of […]
A group of pharmaceutical companies, including Allergan (NYSE:AGN) and Merck (NYSE:MRK), have asked the Supreme Court to review a case between the industry players and patients regarding the design of the companies’ eye-droppers, according to a report from the AP. In the on-going legal debate, patient groups have claimed that the companies’ devices dispense large drops of medication […]
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe asked the Federal Circuit last week to stop the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board from reviewing the IP for Allergan’s blockbuster eye drug, Restasis. The move comes in response to the board’s February decision that sovereign immunity does not shield tribes from patent challenges. Get the full […]
Months after Allergan (NYSE:AGN) struck a controversial patent deal with a Native American tribe in New York, lawmakers are angling to make sure that it can’t happen again. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ar), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) David Perdue (R-Ga), Joni Ernst (R-Ia) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa) introduced a bill this week that would prevent patent owners from claiming sovereign immunity […]
Proteus Digital Health announced earlier this month that Anthem‘s (NYSE:ANTM) executive chairman, Joseph Swedish, joined the company’s board of directors. Swedish served as Anthem’s president & chief executive from 2013 until he was appointed executive chairman in 2018. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.