VIENNA, Nov 29- Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating "superbug" infections, the company said on Sunday. Roche had agreed in 2013 to pay privately held partner Polyphor up to 500 million Swiss francs for rights to the product, marking a rare foray by a major pharmaceuticals company into the...» Read More
U.S. private equity firm TPG is planning to announce that it is buying half of SIA Iternational, Russia's largest pharmaceutical distributor, for $800 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site.
Shares of Wyeth and Elan surged Monday on the promise of a new Alzheimer's drug. Can you trade it?
European shares advanced on Monday, adding to last week's gains, led by financials such as Swiss bank UBS and mining stocks, which gained on the back of higher metals prices and an upbeat analyst note.
The Star-Ledger of New Jersey this weekend did a story that I think provides the best insight and backstory about what happened last week at the highest levels of Schering-Plough.CEO Fred Hassan was in Miami when doctors dropped the bomb on Vytorin and Zetia at the American College of Cardiology meeting.
CEO Fred Hassan updates investors on his company's plans to rebound from the Vytorin debacle.
This week started out with Merck shares suffering their worst loss since the day the drugmaker recalled Vioxx and Schering-Plough shares posting their worst one-day decline ever. But yesterday, SGP had its biggest percentage gain in eight years and today it's finishing the week as the sector's biggest percentage gainer.
Last night while on the elliptical and watching "NBC Nightly News," one spot amid the wall-to-wall commercials for drugs caught my attention. It looks like after 10 years since the first erectile dysfunction pill came on the market--Pfizer's Viagra celebrated a decade since winning FDA approval last week--the makers of Levitra are trying a new marketing tack.
The small biotech company Dendreon put out a press release this morning announcing that an unidentified institutional investor is going to buy eight million shares and warrants to buy as much as another eight million for a total infusion of $47 million.
After the closing bell yesterday, Amgen put out a press release announcing that phase 3 pivotal data are being published in a scientific/medical journal about its most important drug development pipeline product--an osteoporosis drug known as D-mab. (Whenever you see the letters mab at the end of the scientific name for a drug it means it's a monoclonal antibody).
Options activity is picking up in Johnson & Johnson stock. Why?
Investors seem to be shrugging off another setback for drug giant Pfizer. Late yesterday the company announced it's stopping a late-stage clinical trial for a skin cancer drug because it looks like it doesn't work better than chemo.
Walgreen posted a 4.4 percent increase in sales at stores open at least a year as strong demand for Easter merchandise helped offset tepid sales growth for prescription drugs.
Pfizer said on Tuesday it was halting a late stage study of its experimental drug for advanced melanoma after data showed it was no better than standard chemotherapy.
A drug commonly used to fight AIDS appears to nearly double the risk of a heart attack, researchers said Tuesday.
Given investor reaction to the Vytorin/Zetia news yesterday, you might draw the conclusion the huge cholesterol drug franchise might be doomed. Sure, analysts say, prescriptions and sales are gonna go down some more, but they're not going to zero.
"We stand behind our product," Fred Hassan says. But does Cramer?
Celebrex risky in high-risk heart patients, study finds
Washington won't admit it, but they want a weak dollar. Here's the play.
Who’s the winner and loser in drug stocks today? Schering-Plough down 25 percent (!) and Merck down 16 percent pre-open on a study that showed that the companies cholesterol lowering drugs Vytorin and Zetia were not more effective than less expensive drugs.
Shares of Schering-Plough and Merck tumbled on Monday after doctors at a prominent medical meeting recommended patients try older cholesterol drugs before the companies' newer medicines.