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Pfizer stocks cancer drug pipeline with $2.3B deal for Trillium

Bio Pharma Dive

The acquisition reflects growing industry interest in the cancer-linked protein targeted by Trillium's drugs, most notably shown by Gilead's acquisition of Forty Seven last year

The Constitution and vaccinations

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY : Via Marci Hamilton is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania “the Constitution is not a suicide pact guaranteeing a right to harm others.

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The FDA’s Technical Rejection Criteria for Study Data: Does Your eCTD Submission Comply?

Camargo

When a submission is sent through the FDA’s Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG), it goes through an automated check of many validation rules, as specified in the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) submission standards guidance.

Older people ‘more likely to engage with digital physiotherapy care’

Pharma Phorum

Researchers in the US have found that older people are far more likely to engage with digital physiotherapy programmes digitally than those in younger age groups.

Gilead wins reversal of $1.2B penalty in CAR-T patent case

Bio Pharma Dive

A federal appeals court overturned an earlier verdict that had ruled Gilead's Kite Pharma unit infringed on a patent held by Bristol Myers Squibb

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“Take off the gloves” for COVID anti-vaxxers

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: We, as a nation, can not afford people who chose not to get vaccinated because of misinformation. They are a danger to all of us and must be held accountable for their inaction. This includes financial penalties for making a terrible choice.

Ivermectin Should Not Be Used to Treat Covid, F.D.A. Says

NY Times

“You are not a horse,” the Food and Drug Administration said. Stop it.”. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Vaccination and Immunization Mississippi Food and Drug Administration ivermectin

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FDA grants full approval to Pfizer, BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine

Bio Pharma Dive

The long-awaited decision could strengthen the case for vaccine mandates as public health officials seek to boost rates of immunization amid a wave of COVID-19 cases

Clinical trial DTC? It may not be right for your drug candidate

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Over half of all clinical trial sites are outside the U.S. 78 % of all subjects were enrolled outside the U.S. 87 % of all subjects in recent biologics trials were enrolled outside the U.S.

India’s Breathe Well-being raises $5.5m for diabetes reversal app

Pharma Phorum

Digital health startup Breathe Well-being has raised $5.5 million in first-round financing, which it will use to scale up its clinical tool that it says helps people “prevent, manage and reverse type 2 diabetes.” ” .

Humacyte Combines with Alpha Healthcare in Latest Biopharma SPAC

BioSpace

The combined company out of the Humacyte SPAC will be called Humacyte and is expected to trade shares of common stock and warrants on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

Pfizer taps McKinsey executive to lead dealmaking efforts

Bio Pharma Dive

Aamir Malik, a managing partner at the consulting firm, will replace longtime Pfizer executive John Young as chief business innovation officer next week

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Should you change your DTC marketing buckets?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: There is a huge issue that’s challenging DTC marketers: online health misinformation. While we’re still trying to research the changes it has led to for DTC marketers, there are some observable behaviors taking place that we have examined through Google analytics.

Digital mental health firms Headspace and Ginger in $3bn merger

Pharma Phorum

A merger between two digital mental health companies – Headspace and Ginger – will create a $3 billion giant in a category that has been growing at breakneck speed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 News: Pfizer Vaccine Associated with Increased Risk of Myocarditis and More

BioSpace

As many children go back to school, new waves of COVID-19 cases continue to surge. More data keeps coming in on potential vaccine risks and how they measure up against the risk of the disease. Here’s a look

AstraZeneca reports study success for rare disease drug acquired in Alexion deal

Bio Pharma Dive

With positive results from a Phase 3 trial in hand, the British pharma intends to soon seek regulatory approval for the Wilson disease treatment

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Novartis’ Kymriah fails to hit primary survival endpoint in late-stage trial

Pharma Times

Phase III study was investigating treatment for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Does Ranitidine Cause Cancer?

Druggist

Ranitidine use was associated with a statistically significant 2.4-fold increased risk for the combined outcome of stomach/esophageal cancer, and has been linked to cancers such as bladder cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. The drug is contaminated with NDMA which is classified by the International Agency on Cancer Research (IARC) as “a probable human carcinogen.” ” The post Does Ranitidine Cause Cancer? appeared first on Druggist.Online.

Largest Study of Long COVID Points to an Alarming Prognosis

BioSpace

At the six-month mark, 68% of participants reported at least one persistent symptom, which fell to 49% after one year

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BioMarin wins European approval to sell drug for dwarfism

Bio Pharma Dive

The drugmaker is setting the price for Voxzogo high, at an annual price of around $300,000 per patient, although the company expects to make "material discounts" in the coming years

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Existing drug could offer hope as new therapy for ALL in children

Pharma Times

Early stage research found 5-azacytidine may be used to treat 'devastating' disease

How to transfer your prescription to any pharmacy.

Druggist

There can be a number of reasons you’d want to switch pharmacies. Here’s how you can do it: Call, text, or visit your new pharmacy to request an Rx transfer. Provide the new pharmacy the list of all the medications you wish to transfer, along with the dosage and Rx numbers. Also, provide your current pharmacy’s contact information. The new pharmacy you’ve chosen will contact your previous pharmacy and take care of most of the further processes.

Pfizer Brings in Fresh Face for Chief Business Innovation Officer Spot

BioSpace

Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla tapped Aamir Malik to serve as the company’s chief business innovation officer

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A pandemic lesson for every CRO: Empower infrastructure to handle crises

Bio Pharma Dive

Here are some ways CROs can prepare for the worst and keep their trials moving smoothly

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Home antibody tests for COVID-19 to be made available in UK

Pharma Times

Up to 8,000 people per day can access the tests

What is Private Prescription?

Druggist

Private prescriptions are medication which your private Doctor has recommended for you. They may not be available under the NHS, but if they’re necessary to help with any medical issues, it’s worth looking into these options before having surgery or buying over-the-counter medications from a pharmacy. The post What is Private Prescription? appeared first on Druggist.Online.

Gilead Wins a Patent Battle in CAR-T War with BMS

BioSpace

Gilead won the most recent battle when a U.S. appeals court threw out a $1.2 billion ruling against the company

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Lilly puts more money into protein degradation

Bio Pharma Dive

The pharma has struck its second research pact focused on drugs that break down harmful proteins in as many years, this time with California biotech Lycia Therapeutics

New BRCA-targeting drug could treat advanced prostate cancer

Pharma Times

Talazoparib delayed disease progression in Phase II trial

Merck raises pressure on Pfizer in pneumococcal vaccine tussle

Pharma Phorum

Just a month after getting approval for its new pneumococcal vaccine Vaxneuvance in adults, Merck & Co has reported positive trial results in children that will ramp up the pressure on Pfizer and its market-leading Prevnar franchise.

Research Roundup: Potential Eye Test for Alzheimer’s and More

BioSpace

Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones

J&J, without details, makes case for a coronavirus booster shot

Bio Pharma Dive

A second shot given six months after the first appears to provide a bigger immune response, the company said, a finding J&J aims to take to regulators in the U.S. and elsewhere

Study finds protection against COVID-19 ‘waning’ in fully vaccinated people

Pharma Times

The ZOE COVID Study app assessed data on positive COVID-19 PCR test results between May and July 2021

UK real-world study finds COVID-19 jab protection wanes

Pharma Phorum

A study has found evidence that protection from the AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines starts fall off after a few months, but a UK government advisor says there’s no need to rush into a large-scale booster campaign.

The Next Generation of Treatments for Advanced Cervical Cancer

BioSpace

Approximately 14,000 American women are expected to be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2021, and more than 4,000 are expected to succumb to the disease

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UPS delivers coronavirus vaccines via temperature-controlled drone

Bio Pharma Dive

Drones have emerged as a speedy logistics option for time- and temperature-sensitive vaccine doses, potentially helping boost the availability of shots in rural areas

NHS to roll out same-day pre-eclampsia test for pregnant women

Pharma Times

New blood test rules out life-threatening condition

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