The medtech industry’s hot start to 2021 has finally come to a full halt after stocks fell harder than they had in more than four months. MassDevice‘s MedTech 100 index ended the week (March 5) at 103.3 points, marking a -3.1% dip from the 106.65-point mark set one week before (Feb. 26). In less than a […]
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) announced today that it is set to acquire Five Prime Therapeutics (NSDQ:FPRX) for approximately $1.9 billion. Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Amgen will acquire South San Francisco-based Five Prime for $38 per share in cash, reaching the equity value of approximately $1.9 billion, according to a news release. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
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 […]
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) said today that it lowered the list prices of the drug-delivery devices for its cholesterol drug, Repatha, to $5,850 per year. The Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based company touted the 60% discount as a way to boost patient affordability and accessibility. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Teva (NYSE:TEVA) last week won FDA approval for its humanized monoclonal antibody, Ajovy, designed to prevent migraines. The treatment, which blocks the receptor for a protein that is linked to migraine pain, is available in quarterly and monthly-injection options. Amgen‘s (NSDQ:AMGN) competitive once-monthly product won FDA approval earlier this year. Get the full story at our sister site, […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) said today that a committee for the European Medicines Agency has recommended that the regulatory agency approve Aimovig, a self-administered drug designed to prevent migraines in adults who have at least four migraine days each month. The drug is the first of a new class of medicines, called CGRP inhibitors. It’s a monoclonal antibody […]
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) won FDA approval this week for its once-monthly Aimovig injection designed to prevent the onset of migraines in adults. The drug is the first of its kind – a molecule that blocks the receptor for a protein that is linked to migraine pain, the calcitronin gene-related peptide. Other major pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) […]
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) said today that a committee for the European Medicines Agency has recommended that the regulatory body approve a label variation for its Neulasta product to include the Onpro on-body injector delivery device. Neulasta’s Onpro kit includes a pre-filled syringe paired with a single-use on-body injector. The lightweight device is given to the patient on the […]
Shares in Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) rose slightly today after the biotech missed expectations on Wall Street with its fourth-quarter earnings, but topped EPS estimates for the year ahead. The Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based company swung to a net loss in Q4 thanks to a $6 billion tax charge, posting -$4.26 billion on sales of $5.8 billion in the 3 […]
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it tapped former Abbott (NYSE:ABT) Vascular president Dr. Deepak Nath as its new laboratory diagnostics business president, taking over for Franz Walt who operated as president from 2014 to 2017. Nath spent 10 years with Abbott, serving most recently as its vascular division president and as an executive officer of the company, and […]
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) announced today the U.S. launch of its Enbrel Mini single-dose prefilled cartridges, which are delivered using a reusable AutoTouch auto-injector. The drug-device combination was designed with a needle that stays hidden during injection and a sensor to detect placement on the skin. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.