The Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY)-Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Alliance said today that it is working with Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to improve earlier detection of atrial fibrillation in individuals with an increased risk of stroke. Fitbit and the alliance plan to work together on the development of educational content and guidance in support of people at increased risk for Afib. Fitbit is seeking […]
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) plans to absorb Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) as part of the spinout of its Upjohn off-patent drugs business in an all-stock deal. The deal, structured to avoid taxes on any gains from the spinout, would see each Mylan share converted into a share of the as-yet-unnamed new company. Pfizer stockholders would then own 57% of the new firm, […]
Cutera (NSDQ:CUTR) said today that it snagged Vyaire Medical CEO David Mowry to be its new CEO, effective immediately. The aesthetic device maker in January fired president & CEO James Reinstein after the company missed expectations for its 2018 top line, naming COO Jason Richey as interim chief executive. Mowry led Tornier to a $3.3 billion […]
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) yesterday named Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) executive Tom West to be its new president & CEO effective July 22. West, who has been president of Hologic’s diagnostics solutions division since October 2014, is a Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) veteran, Menlo Park, Calif.-based Intersect ENT said. The company in May tapped lead director Kieran Gallahue to […]
Teva (NYSE:TEVA) said last week that it launched a generic version of Pfizer‘s (NYSE:PFE) Flector diclofenac epolamine patch. Using a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, the topical patch is designed to treat acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Major pharmaceutical firms started the new year by hiking the prices of hundreds of drugs, according to a new study published by Rx Savings Solutions. First reported in The Wall Street Journal, the study found that the average price increase taken by more than three dozen companies was roughly 6.3%. Get the full story at our […]
Pfizer’s Hospira unit this week voluntarily recalled two lots of a drug used to reverse the course of an opioid overdose. The company’s naxolone injection, sold in its Carpuject single-use cartridge syringe, was recalled due to the potential presence of embedded and loose particulate matter in the plunger. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
The National Institutes of Health is joining forces with the tech and pharmaceutical industries to speed the development of new drugs for Parkinson’s disease and identify biomarkers for the debilitating condition. Companies participating in the public-private partnership include Celgene (NSDQ:CELG), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) and Verily. Combined the groups plan to commit $12 million to […]
Pfizer Canada (NYSE:PFE) has warned Health Canada that there is a shortage of 0.3 mg EpiPen auto-injectors due to a manufacturing disruption. The company, which licenses the emergency allergy treatment from Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), reported that the problem should be resolved by March 2. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Shankar Musunuri has spent time in both the pharmaceutical world and the biotech arena – after 15 years at Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), he went on to launch several biotech start-ups. As co-founder, chairman & chief executive of Ocugen, he is looking to bring eye disease products to the patients that big pharma’s drugs have left out. “There’s so much […]
United Therapeutics (NSDQ:UTHR) has agreed to pay $210 million to squash claims that it used a charity to illegally cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs in an attempt to boost sales. Drug companies are not allowed to subsidize co-pays for people enrolled in Medicare, but they can donate to independent non-profits that provide co-pay assistance. Get the […]