Patent expirations on big-name drugs has resulted in modestly less spending on medicines in the U.S. for the first time in at least 55 years, a report showed Thursday.» Read More
*European Commission clears Glybera for ultra rare disease. The formal clearance from the European Commission paves the way for a launch next summer of the treatment for an ultra rare genetic disease that will cost around 1.2 million euros per patient, a new record for pricey modern medicines.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Medidata Solutions Inc. climbed Wednesday after the research software maker said it won a contract with French drugmaker Sanofi. The companies said Sanofi will use Medidata's "cloud" technology to collect and manage clinical data for its entire research and development organization.
PARIS, Oct 31- French oil company Total reported a 20 percent rise in third-quarter net adjusted profit to 3.348 billion euros on Wednesday, beating analysts' expectations thanks to a sharp increase in refining margins.
Christopher Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi says that as cost rises, the firm is growing its emerging-markets business outside of the BRIC nations.
WALTHAM, Mass.-- ImmunoGen Inc. on Friday said that its fiscal first quarter loss widened 29 percent, as it spent more money developing its experimental drugs.
Sanofi CEO Chris Viehbacher offers insight on quarterly earnings, his plans for the company going forward, growth in emerging markets, and the orphan drugs boom.
SHRINKING PROFIT: Sanofi saw its earnings slump in the third quarter as generic competitors ate into profits of its Eloxatin cancer treatment. DETAILS: Sanofi earned 1.6 billion for the July-September quarter, down 20 percent from 2 billion a year earlier.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter results that far exceeded Wall Street expectations as it won key new approvals for its eye drug Eylea and cancer drug Zaltrap.
NEW YORK-- Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday that it will get $1.1 million from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. as part of Alnylam's new collaboration with Genzyme.
The FDA is not required to follow the committee's advice, though it often does. In its review posted ahead of the meeting, the FDA said Kynamro was linked to both benign and cancerous tumors. Jefferies analyst Eun Yang expects "very limited use of Kynamro if approved," due to the safety concerns brought up at the FDA meeting.
Drug developer Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and partner Genzyme said Thursday a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration had voted 9 to 6 to recommend approval of Kynamro, for treating patients genetically predisposed to have sky-high LDL, or bad cholesterol. The FDA is not bound to follow recommendations of its advisers, but usually does so.
DRINK UP: The Coca-Cola Co. and drug maker Sanofi are partnering to launch a line of "beauty drinks" in France. SMALL TEST: Coca-Cola declined to give details but said in a statement that the drinks will be sold in a "small scale pilot" limited to a number of pharmacies in the country.
NEW YORK-- The Coca-Cola Co. and Sanofi are partnering to launch a line of "beauty drinks" in France. The Coca-Cola business unit in France said in a statement that the drinks will be sold in a "small scale pilot" limited to a number of pharmacies in the country.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. skidded Tuesday as regulators raised questions about links between the company's experimental cholesterol drug Kynamro and cancer. THE SPARK: Isis and its partner Genzyme will discuss Kynamro with a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday.
Oct 12- Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Watson's generic Avaproï¿ ½ receives FDA approval. *Irbesartan tablets USP is the generic equivalent to Sanofi's Avaproï¿ ½.
LYON, Oct 12- Sanofi's Genzyme unit has received positive feedback from U.S. doctors after the recent launch of multiple sclerosis pill Aubagio and moving toward refiling its FDA application for MS drug Lemtrada, senior executives said on Friday.
NEW YORK-- A Jefferies& Co. analyst said Thursday that sales of diabetes drugs should keep growing at a strong clip for the rest of the decade, reaching $65 billion a year in 2020.. He said Eli Lilly and Co. should surpass France's Sanofi as the second-largest diabetes drug seller.
LONDON, Oct 11- European equities were set to fall for a fourth straight session on Thursday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and in Asia, with concerns about weaker corporate earnings and global growth seen pushing shares towards one-month lows.
EDF Chief Executive Henri Proglio is expected to step down from French utility Veolia's board, French daily Les Echos reported. Europe's car market will not really recover without EU-led coordination of capacity cuts, Fiat and Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said, in an apparent back-track on comments he made at the Paris auto show last month.
PARIS, Oct 10- French drug maker Sanofi has dropped plans to exit its research laboratory in the southern town of Toulouse as part of a reorganisation of its French research operations, Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg said on Wednesday.