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This morning Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Alkermes announced the highly anticipated test results on their once-a-week, Type 2 diabetes drug. One analyst recently called this the most important biotech data of the second half of this year. Many expect the drug to become a multi-billion dollar blockbuster.
Stocks finished near even Thursday as Wall Street endured another topsy-turvy session, with rumors – of more subprime trouble and a Fed rate cut – proving just as influential on the markets as a handful of economic and earnings reports.
Shares of Eli Lilly fell more than 6 percent on Thursday, after the drugmaker halted two small trials of blood clot preventer prasugrel, the company's most important experimental drug.
If the stock closes down at least 4.46% today (as I write this it is off nearly 7%) Eli Lilly will suffer its worst one-day loss in more than four years, according to our resident statistical expert Robert Hum. If it were to close off more than 7.79%, Hum says it would be the stock's biggest one-day fall since Oct. 23, 2002--almost five years to the day.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Thursday said third-quarter earnings more than doubled on higher drug revenue, including a strong rebound for its Plavix blood-clot preventer, and raised its 2007 profit forecast.
Lots of late news from the drug makers. CNBC’s Mike Huckman has the latest.
Eli Lilly said it stopped giving its experimental blood-clot preventer prasugrel to heart patients in two small trials, noting that the dosage of the drug may have to be adjusted for certain types of patients.
The Big Pharma earnings season is in full swing with Pfizer (PFE), Eli Lilly (LLY) and Wyeth (WYE) out Thursday and Merck (MRK) and Schering-Plough (SGP) reporting Monday. What’s the trade as the drug companies deal with their ailing pipelines?
U.S. regulators said warnings about the risk of sudden hearing loss linked to popular drugs for impotence, including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, would be added to the drugs' labels.
Stocks ended mixed as Bank of America's earnings shortfall was countered by strong tech and healthcare earnings. "In the last few days there is more concern about this bleeding into the fourth quarter, with the Bank of America comments and housing having more of a negative impact on the consumer than maybe we've seen so far," said Alec Young, equity strategist at S&P.
Just months after launching what was hailed as a revolutionary new product, Pfizer is taking it off the market. And it has nothing to do with safety. It has everything to do with sales--or the lack, thereof. The world's biggest drug company only recently started direct-to-consumer advertising for Exubera, but it apparently didn't work.
How's the health of Big Pharma? Not bad, judging from Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Wyeth results. Still, the drug market leaders could use some diet and exercise, here and there ...
Eli Lilly said Thursday third-quarter profit rose on higher sales of newer prescription drugs, including its Cymbalta anti-depressant, and the company raised its 2007 forecast.
Technology has been a big lure in an otherwise fishy stock market this week.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had reviewed 30 reports of pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta, known generically as exenatide.
This morning on "Squawk Box" and "Squawk on the Street" I reported on a new study showing that a simple blood test might predict whether you will develop Alzheimer's Disease. The report, which appears in the scientific, peer-reviewed journal "Nature Medicine...
By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.
Scott Richter, portfolio manager with Fifth Third Asset Management, oversees the Fifth Third Disciplined Large Cap Value Fund. The fund is up 8 percent year-to-date and 13 percent over the last three years. The strategist offered CNBC viewers and CNBC.com readers a few of his favorite stocks in the health care and biotechnology sector.
The Dow is sitting at a new high and you could argue that the move in the pharmaceuticals sector today is largely market related with Dow components Merck, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson all trading up. As I write this the biggest dollar gainer in the group is Eli Lilly. But the largest percentage gainer is Schering-Plough.
A couple of days home sick with daytime television as your nursemaid can tell you a lot about the current state of multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical advertising. Yeah, we all know it's ubiquitous, but there are at least a couple of noticeable new players and an older one hitting the airwaves.