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Shares of Amgen surged after the company reported positive trial results for its osteoporosis drug candidate denosumab—which one analyst terms "a future blockbuster."
Amgen surprised the market late on a summer Friday by announcing positive test results from the big, crucial study of its experimental osteoporosis drug. The stock shot up after hours and continues to rally this morning.
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Amgen shares leaped in late trading Friday after the company said a pivotal trial of its experimental osteoporosis drug denosumab met its goal of significantly reducing the risk of bone fracture in post-menopausal women.
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Ahead of the long holiday weekend I thought this would be as good a time as any to once again go through the "Pharma's Market" mailbag. A couple of blog readers complained about my "short" story about Amgen.
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D-mab is a twice-a-year shot and Fosamax is a once-a-week pill. Doctors say compliance--patients taking their meds--is a challenge with the most common osteoporosis drugs in part because you have to take them with a tall glass of water and then stay upright for at least half an hour.
An experimental osteoporosis drug that is considered to be crucial to the future of biotechnology giant Amgen strengthened bones more than today's most widely-used treatment, research showed.
My recent post on the new Evista commercial from Eli Lilly elicited a few opinions including one from a woman who says she participated in a focus group for the spot. Laura Bliss says her comments at the time were that the "togas...made the women look like they were already sick....
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