Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:REGN) said today that the FDA plans to review the supplemental biologics license application for Regeneron’s Eylea aflibercept injection for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The U.S. agency plans to make a decision about the blockbuster drug by May 13, 2019. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:REGN) and its partner, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), have agreed to lower the cost for its cholesterol drug, Praluent, for Express Scripts (NSDQ:ESRX) in exchange for an exclusive spot on the pharmacy benefit manager’s national formulary. The agreement, effective July 1, is designed to broaden patient access to the injectable medicine and lower out-of-pocket costs for eligible […]
Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:MNTA) and Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) announced yesterday that they plan to launch a pivotal trial in the first half of 2018 for a proposed biosimilar to Regeneron‘s (NSDQ:REGN) blockbuster drug, Eylea. Eylea, a VEGF-inhibitor designed to treat wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, has little competition on today’s market. The drug brought in more than $5 […]
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 […]
Head-to-head late-stage clinical trials published on Tuesday showed that a Novartis (NYSE:NVS) drug to treat patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration doesn’t need to be injected as frequently as a rival drug from competitor Regeneron (NSDQ:REGN). Analysts reportedly said the data gives Novartis’ treatment, RTH258, a competitive edge compared to its rival therapies. Get the full […]
Shares in Regeneron (NSDQ:REGN) rose today after the company beat revenue expectations on The Street with its 1st quarter financial results. The company’s total sales rose to $1.32 billion, exceeding analysts’ estimate of $1.30 billion. Regeneron’s bottom line jumped 37% to $248.9 million. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
The Medicines Co. (NSDQ:MDCO) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:ALNY) said today that they’ve reached a deal with the FDA over a Phase III trial for the companies’ RNA-based cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran. If approved, it would be the 1st RNA-interference therapy on the market. The drug is a part of a new group of drugs called PCSK9 […]
Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) and Regeneron (NSDQ:REGN) said today that the FDA approved the companies’ new supplemental Biologics License Application for a once-monthly, 300 milligram dose of Praluent as a treatment for adults with high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The 300 milligram dose is administered using 2 pre-filled pens that each deliver 150 milligrams at an injection site. The […]
Despite growing pressure from lawmakers over the pharmaceutical industry’s pricey products, new research shows that pharma relied largely on price hikes for growth in 2016. A 120-page report from Credit Suisse demonstrated that net price growth made up 100% of net income growth for a variety of companies within the industry, including Biogen (NSDQ:BIIB), Eli Lilly […]
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 […]
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania presented preliminary data from a trial evaluating Regeneron Pharmaceutical‘s (NSDQ:REGN) injectable biologic drug therapy for reducing triglyceride levels. The team, led by Dr. Richard Dunbar, presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Heart Assn. The Phase I, placebo-controlled, double-blind study tested the safety and efficacy of Evinacumab, an […]