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Bio Roundup: Cholesterol Check, J&J’s Opioid Hit, AbbVie’s Flop & More

You might be camping, barbecuing, or sleeping on Monday. It’s Labor Day, after all. But in Paris, this cardiologist will be in a conference center, walking an audience through a slide deck packed with Phase 3 data for a new cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran. Inclisiran’s owner, the Medicines Co., jumped the presentation by a week, promising […]

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Bio Roundup: EASL Does It, Alnylam’s BFF, Gene Therapy Deals & More

A major conference devoted to liver disease kicked off with updates from the race for approval of the world’s first drug to treat a form of advanced liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. The gene therapy field continued to attract venture cash and industry interest, and it was a busy week in Washington for […]

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Bio Roundup: Hope for Lungs, Bradner’s Complaint, FDA Nods & More

The biggest news this week was in oncology, hands down. Merck showed that its immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) might become a common option for many patients newly diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, but the bigger picture is that the field is moving fast. While pembrolizumab notched the headline-grabbing data, others are also working to develop options […]

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Bio Roundup: Trump’s Budget, Biogen’s AD Reveal, Hugin’s Run & More

Another week of White House chaos and American gun violence. Amid it all, we tried to parse what the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal meant for the biomedical and life-science worlds. There was talk of tackling high drug prices in the budget document, but nothing to give Medicare direct negotiating power with drug companies or […]

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Bio Roundup: Spark v. ICER, A Solid Revelation, T Cell Deals & More

The United States has a new Health and Human Services chief who is expected to weigh in on the country’s drug-pricing debate. But how Alex Azar, a former pharma executive at Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY), plans to throw his weight around remains to be seen. One of the latest exhibits in the debate is an […]

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Bio Roundup: CBO’s Praise, Celgene’s Shock, Trump’s Opioid Plan & More

The White House and the FDA turned the spotlight on the nation’s opioid crisis. Blockbuster drugs from Alexion and Tesaro gained expanded approvals, but bad earnings news from Celgene and Biogen brought stocks down. Academics in the U.S. and China made progress with the gene editing technology CRISPR. And as the week’s biggest biotech deal […]

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