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Celgene bring in new CFO to steady the ship

June 4, 2018
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

The fact that Celgene is currently sailing through choppy waters is no secret to anyone within the industry, it’s facing …


Bayer eyes R&D cuts, as Monsanto deal raises question of focus

June 1, 2018
Medical Communications Bayer, biotech, drugs, monsanto, pharma, pharmaceutical

When rumours first started rumbling about a mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto, one of the major question marks was on …


Roche resigns itself to failure on SMA drug

June 1, 2018
Medical Communications Roche, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical, spinal muscular atrophy

Roche has announced that it will no longer seek to develop its treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), olesoxime, after …


Novartis’ US Oncology head makes leap to become biotech CEO

June 1, 2018
Medical Communications Novartis, axcella, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

The departure of high-level, big pharma executives to tiny biotechs is steadily becoming a constant stream; the latest is Bill …

Staff shortfall leads to massive deficit for NHS

May 31, 2018
Medical Communications NHS, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

The headline figure is that the NHS budget deficit for the year 2017/2018 came in at £960 million, close to …


Allergan aims to appease investors with non-core units sell off

May 31, 2018
Medical Communications Allergan, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

Allergan’s share price has been on a steady downward trajectory for the last year and investors are becoming increasingly frustrated …


FDA approval for TherapeuticsMD, one year after initial rejection

May 30, 2018
Sales and Marketing FDA, TherapeuticsMD, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

TherapeuticsMD has succeeded in changing the FDA’s mind on its Imvexxy product, after an initial rejection in May of last …


AZ’s hopes for Fasenra in COPD suffer terminal blow

May 30, 2018
Research and Development AstraZeneca, Fasenra, GSK, Nucala, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

It looked unlikely that Fasenra would achieve success in the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) area, after it suffered in …

NHS England uses £10m fund to retain GPs

May 30, 2018
Medical Communications, Research and Development GP, NHS, UK government, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

On the day that news broke, through Pulse, that over a million patients have had to move GP surgery in …

Head of Sandoz UK becomes BGMA chair

May 30, 2018
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development British Generic Manufacturers Association, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

Tim de Gavre has been announced as the new chair for the British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA), a position he …


BioMarin receives FDA nod for its would-be blockbuster

May 25, 2018
Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing BioMarin, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

BioMarin is confident that its newly approved treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU) is set to become a blockbuster and it’s priced the …


Breast cancer screening scandal potentially involves even more women

May 25, 2018
Medical Communications Jeremy Hunt, NHS, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

The news broke at the start of the month that a number of women who should have been invited to …


Prothena guts workforce by more than half, after trial failure

May 25, 2018
Medical Communications Neil Woodford, Prothena, Roche, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

Prothena Therapeutics has acted drastically by slashing staff numbers by more than half, after the failure of two pivotal trials …


John Crowley speaks on drug development and the FDA

May 24, 2018
Business Services, Manufacturing and Production, Medical Communications, Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Amicus Therapeutics, John Crowley, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

Pharmafocus spoke to John Crowley, CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, about his highly unusual career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.


Astellas begins major restructure, as 600 jobs slashed

May 24, 2018
Medical Communications Astellas, biotech, drugs, pharma, pharmaceutical

Astellas, under the direction of new CEO, Kenji Yasukawa, has unveiled a major new restructure, ahead of a difficult looking …

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