Last week, Merck (NYSE:MRK) released figures about its U.S. pricing practices, joining a growing list of companies that are revealing their pricing strategies amid criticism of the industry’s price hikes. The company didn’t release price increases of specific products, citing competition concerns. Merck said it would update the list annually at the beginning of each calendar year. […]
Executives from U.S. drugmakers such as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:REGN) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) talked about the possible changes awaiting the industry under President-elect Donald Trump at the Forbes Healthcare Summit this week. After he was elected, pharmaceutical stocks surged as investors concluded the threat of action on drug pricing had lessened. Trump has said he wants […]
Drugs from companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), Gilead Sciences (NSDQ:GILD) and Merck (NYSE:MRK) are reportedly being considered for large-scale trials evaluating injectable HIV prevention therapies. Eventually, researchers hope to produce matchstick-sized implants that could provide year-long protection to vulnerable populations. Foster City, Calif.-based Gilead has a once-daily pill, Truvada, which prevents HIV infection during sex. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known […]
When Menashe Levy was working on his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the mid-80s, he encountered the very first renderings of innovation in drug delivery: controlled, sustained release of medicine. Now, as the vice president and CTO in Global R&D at Teva Pharmaceuticals, he looks towards the future of drug delivery: the […]
Sanofi Aventis (NYSE:SNY) said today that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (NYSE:MRK) over 10 U.S. patents related to its injected insulin device. The Paris-based company said it is seeking an injunction and damages from Merck for filing a new drug application with the FDA that challenged 10 of Sanofi’s […]
The Center for Health Transformation, a health care think tank launched by GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week, listing liabilities of between $1 million and $10 million that it says it can’t repay.
The organization’s assets, which it listed in court filings at between $50,000 and $100,000, will be liquidated and the business may subsequently close.
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund will invest up to $17 million in medical app maker Physicians Interactive Holdings. The financing includes $8.5 million up front, but could double if the mHealth marketer meets Merck’s milestones.
The Marlborough, Mass.-based company plans to use the Merck funds to grow "4 key products," including its flagship medical resources app Skyscape.