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FDA, Industry, Regulations, Vaccines

Vaccines Protect You & Your Kids From Measles: FDA

March 4, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

As new outbreaks of measles — a once nearly eliminated illness in the United States — continue to emerge, experts remind Americans that there’s an easy way to stop infection: Get vaccinated. “Measles spreads so easily that if one person […]


News

UK biotech Curve swings £40.5m in Pfizer-backed round

February 27, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The round was led by Pfizer’s investment arm Pfizer Ventures, with Columbus Venture Partners and British Patient Capital joining the round along with prior investors Advent Life Sciences and Epidarex Capita. The proceeds will be used to develop Curve’s Microcycle […]


FDA, Regulations

United sues FDA to try to block rival’s drug application

February 22, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

In an unusual move, United Therapeutics has filed a lawsuit against the FDA which claims the regulator is sidestepping established norms in allowing rival Liquidia to file for approval of a competitor to its Tyvaso product. The suit claims that […]


FDA, Regulations

FDA’s Drug Safety Priorities for 2023

February 21, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

On Feb. 15, 2024, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) released its report, Drug Safety Priorities FY23. The report describes the center’s key safety programs and activities involved in promoting and protecting public health and dealing with the […]


Clinical Trials, Research and Development

New initiative to improve patient retention in paediatric clinical trials

February 20, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

Innovative Trials has announced a new initiative designed to boost clinical trial patient retention in paediatric studies, in partnership with the Oliver Patch Project, a US charity. The Retention Patch Program is designed to engage directly with children and young […]


FDA, Regulations

How Would an FDA Ban on Popular Cold Meds Affect Americans?

February 9, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

America’s most popular cold medications contain a nasal decongestant that doesn’t work, creating a knotty dilemma for regulators, a new study reports. Cold remedies containing phenylephrine remain consumers’ most popular choice, despite decades of concern that the decongestant simply isn’t […]


Industry, Vaccines

Americans Have One Trusted Source for Info on COVID Vaccines

February 8, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

A doctor or nurse might be the only person capable of convincing a vaccine-hesitant person to get the COVID jab, a new study shows. Those who trust the medical profession are most likely to get vaccinated against COVID, despite their […]


Industry, Vaccines

Vaccines May Work Better if Arms Are Alternated for Each Shot

February 6, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

When getting vaccines, switching arms for each dose may produce greater immunity than having the jabs delivered into the same arm. That’s the finding from a new study that looked at the first two doses of COVID vaccines. Those who […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

More pharma M&A as Novartis snaps up MorphoSys for $2.9bn

February 6, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The €68-per-share cash offer has been approved by the boards of both companies, who say they expect it to be completed in the latter half of the year, subject to the usual regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. MorphoSys’ share […]


Industry, Vaccines

Positive efficacy results for R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine published in The Lancet

February 5, 2024

Via: PMLiVE

R21, which uses an adjuvant developed by Novavax to boost immune response, became the second malaria vaccine to be prequalified by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) in December 2023, following the organisation’s prequalification of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine in July 2022. […]


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FDA sets date for Adaptimmune’s sarcoma drug verdict

February 2, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

If the biologics license application (BLA) is approved, afami-cel will become the first engineered T-cell therapy for solid tumours and the first effective treatment option for advanced synovial sarcoma in more than a decade, according to the Anglo-American company. Synovial […]


Biotech, Industry

Arch, a prolific biotech creator, is raising $3B for startup investing

February 2, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

Arch Venture Partners, one of the biotechnology sector’s most prolific company creators, is raising a new $3 billion fund, according to a regulatory filing. The fund, which would be Arch’s 13th, is being put together less than two years after […]


FDA, Regulations

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to First-in-Class Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

January 31, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

Revolo Biotherapeutics announced on Jan. 30, 2024 that FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to ‘1104, a first-in-class immune-resetting peptide being developed as a potential treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Revolo focuses on developing therapies that reset the immune system […]


Cell and Gene Therapy, Industry

CAR-T for lupus: the ‘tip of the iceberg’ for cell therapy in autoimmune disease

January 30, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The clue came, as they often do, from an unexpected source. Some sixteen months ago, a small study of five people in Germany pointed to a new direction for the high-profile field of cell therapy. The study showed a cellular […]


Industry, Vaccines

NHS catch up campaign launched for missed MMR vaccines

January 22, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

The NHS has announced the launch of its new catch up campaign to get millions of children booked in for their missed measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The new campaign aligns with the health services efforts to protect children […]


Pricing, Regulations

Pharma CEOs may be subpoenaed as IRA dispute rumbles on

January 22, 2024

Via: Pharmaphorum

The independent Vermont lawmaker is calling on J&J’s Joaquin Duato and Merck’s Robert Davis to explain personally why their medicines generally cost much more in the US. The two CEOs refused to testify in front of the HELP committee last […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Bora Pharmaceuticals Fuels Global Expansion with Acquisition in US

January 17, 2024

Via: Biopharm International

Taiwan’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Bora Pharmaceuticals, has announced the approval by its Board of Directors for the acquisition of generics manufacturer, Upsher-Smith, which is based in Minnesota, USA, for a total of $210 million. According to a Jan. 16, 2024 […]


Biotech, Industry

Newly optimistic, biotech investors weigh lessons of sector’s downturn

January 11, 2024

Via: Biopharma Dive

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, a yearly temperature taker for the biotechnology industry, had a different feel in 2024. For the first time in awhile, young drugmakers and their backers were optimistic the sector’s downturn might finally be over. An […]


Industry, Vaccines

Barinthus Bio announces $47m project to advance MERS coronavirus vaccine

January 10, 2024

Via: Pharma Times

Barinthus Biotherapeutics has announced a new partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the University of Oxford to advance a vaccine against Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The partnership aims to fast-track the development of Barinthus Bios’ […]


Pricing, Regulations

FDA Gives Florida OK to Import Cheaper Drugs From Canada

January 5, 2024

Via: Drugs.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave the nod to a Florida plan to import drugs from Canada at much lower prices than in the United States. The approval could prove to be a major turning point for […]