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Ipsen adds to cancer business with bargain buyout of Epizyme

Bio Pharma Dive

Epizyme, which was once worth more than $2 billion, agreed to be bought for $247 million upfront. The biotech has continued to lose money despite winning FDA approval for a drug for rare cancers

Prediabetes numbers shocking

World of DTC Marketing

Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3 —have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke ( Source: CDC).


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When Abortion Pills Were Banned in Brazil, Women Turned to Drug Traffickers

NY Times

With Roe v. Wade overturned, states banning abortion are looking to prevent the distribution of abortion medication. Brazil shows the possible consequences. Abortion Telemedicine Abortion Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Women and Girls Brazil your-feed-healthcare

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Magazine-How delays derailed Covid-19 vaccination in Africa

Pharmaceutical Technology

The latest issue of Pharma Technology Focus is out now. Read it for free on all devices. Some months after the first Covid-19 vaccines became available, the World Health Organization (WHO) set a target of vaccinating 70% of each country’s population by the end of June 2022.

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Novartis details plans to lay off up to 8,000 amid sweeping restructuring

Bio Pharma Dive

The Swiss pharma confirmed it will cut as many as 1,400 jobs in Switzerland and thousands more globally under a reorganization plan first announced in early April


Social Media is dangerous for patients

World of DTC Marketing

Suppose you’re on Facebook or Instagram, and Meta has determined you may be interested in cancer treatments.

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EC grants approval for Kite’s cell therapy to treat follicular lymphoma

Pharmaceutical Technology

The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for Gilead Sciences’ subsidiary Kite’s CAR T-cell therapy, Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel), to treat adults with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL). .

Blueprint secures access to more than $1B in funding through two new deals

Bio Pharma Dive

Amid a historic market downturn, the precision drug company is raising money through royalty financings with Sixth Street and Royalty Pharma

“Soft” CRISPR may offer a new fix for genetic defects


Curing debilitating genetic diseases is one of the great challenges of modern medicine.

Overcoming Supply Chain Crises with Digitization

Pharmaceutical Commerce

Amy Shortman outlines some ways visibility technology is solving problems at a time when it’s needed most, and how digitization is the key to overcoming supply chain crises.


An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

AI hiring levels in the pharmaceutical industry rose in May 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

The proportion of pharmaceutical companies hiring for AI related positions kept relatively steady in May 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 39.3% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.


Relay details new research plans in quest to design better cancer drugs

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech company revealed three new drug candidates for breast cancer, while laying out a path to regulators for its most advanced treatment

Good Doc, Bad Doc: Supreme Court Finds Prescriber Knowledge Counts

FDA Law Blog

By John A. Gilbert & Karla L. Palmer — On June 27, 2022, in one of the last opinions issued during its current term, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court (six justices) issued a noteworthy opinion on criminal liability related to prescribers of controlled substances.

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

NY Times

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Enabling the next wave of innovative drug therapies with speciality enzymes

Pharmaceutical Technology

Approximately 75,000 enzymes are thought to exist in the human body as vital catalysts for biochemical reactions or conversions. For hundreds of years, we have found myriad uses for microbial enzymes in manufacturing – from food, drink, and household products to a range of industrial applications.

5 FDA decisions to watch in the third quarter

Bio Pharma Dive

Between July and September, the regulator could approve a first-of-its-kind autoimmune drug and two gene therapies as well as decide how COVID-19 vaccines should be updated

Famous Sterkfontein Caves deposit 1 million years older than previously thought


Fossils found at the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa reveal nearly four million years of hominin and environmental evolution.

Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans

NY Times

Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles. your-feed-science Abortion States (US) Telemedicine Abortion Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration Becerra, Xavier Garland, Merrick B your-feed-healthcare

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Pfizer seeks approval from US FDA for Covid-19 treatment

Pharmaceutical Technology

Pfizer has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets) to treat Covid-19 patients at increased disease progression risk.

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Another Astellas gene therapy trial paused by FDA after side effect report

Bio Pharma Dive

The regulator suspended testing of Astellas’ Pompe disease treatment after one patient experienced peripheral nerve damage. Both of the pharma’s clinical-stage gene therapies are now on hold

New antibody detection method for coronavirus that does not require a blood sample


Tokyo, Japan – Despite significant and stunning advances in vaccine technology, the COVID-19 global pandemic is not over. A key challenge in limiting the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is identifying infected individuals.

What Is Delta-8, and Why Is It So Popular?

NY Times

This popular cannabis product claims to be milder than regular marijuana. But is it legal? And is it safe? Marijuana Cannabis Foods and Products Hemp Content Type: Service Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Anxiety and Stress

Terumo and GenCure sign agreement for cell and gene therapies

Pharmaceutical Technology

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies and BioBridge Global subsidiary, GenCure, have entered a new partnership agreement to expand and integrate cell and gene therapy manufacturing solutions.

J&J-backed gene therapy for the eye clears early study test

Bio Pharma Dive

Positive results for the treatment, which was developed by U.K. biotech MeiraGTx, could rebuild expectations after another gene therapy from Biogen failed in the retinal disease

UMass Amherst chemical engineer receives $1.4M NSF grant to create programmable living devices for drinking water contaminant removal


AMHERST, Mass. Lauren Andrews, University of Massachusetts Amherst assistant professor and the Marvin and Eva Schlanger Faculty Fellow in the department of chemical engineering, has received a three-year, $1.4

New Study: COVID-19 May Cause or Accelerate Neurological Diseases


Danish researchers published a study suggesting that COVID-19 increases the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Astellas and Sutro partner to develop immunostimulatory ADCs

Pharmaceutical Technology

Astellas Pharma and Sutro Biopharma have entered a global, strategic partnership and licencing agreement to discover and develop new immunostimulatory antibody-drug conjugates (iADCs).

Pfizer seeks full FDA approval of Paxlovid as questions about its benefits grow

Bio Pharma Dive

Converting Paxlovid’s emergency authorization to a standard clearance could further broaden its use. But the drug may not meaningfully help people who are vaccinated, and concerns about its potency against emerging variants are growing

More is better: Epitaxial multilayer MoS2 wafers with promises in high-performance transistors


Merck launches accelerator programme for AI startups


Merck & Co is looking for startup companies applying artificial intelligence , machine-learning and other digital approaches to drug discovery and development for a new accelerator programme.

WHO’s new hepatitis C guidelines a step forward in reaching those in need

Pharmaceutical Technology

Last Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched updated guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C , calling for testing and treatment to be delivered in peripheral and community-based facilities and integrating these with available care services.

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Pfizer, Roivant spin out new company to advance anti-inflammatory drugs

Bio Pharma Dive

The pharma licensed rights to two drugs, one of which is in late-stage testing for a rare autoimmune condition, to a new biotech jointly owned by Roivant

Rensselaer researchers receive $3.5 million grant for development of COVID antiviral drug


TROY, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers Gaetano Montelione and Christopher Cioffi will use a five-year, $3.5

Does Plan B Have a Weight Limit?

NY Times

Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.

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