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Shire finally accepts AbbVie’s takeover offer

Shire finally accepts AbbVie’s takeover offer

18-07-2014

After a protracted and at times hostile courtship, Ireland-headquartered drugmaker Shire has finally…

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Pharming and Salix gain US approval for Ruconest

Pharming and Salix gain US approval for Ruconest

17-07-2014

Netherlands-based Pharming Group and Salix Pharmaceuticals have received approval from the US Food and…

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Shire confirms it has entered into talks with AbbVie

Shire confirms it has entered into talks with AbbVie

12-07-2014

Following reports by the Bloomberg news service, on Friday Ireland-based drugmaker Shire confirmed that…

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Sarepta tanks despite positive data on eteplirsen in Duchenne MD

Sarepta tanks despite positive data on eteplirsen in Duchenne MD

11-07-2014

US RNA-based drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics saw its shares plunge, despite the company releasing…

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Orphan drug approvals rise, but high costs pose challenges for patients

Orphan drug approvals rise, but high costs pose challenges for patients

10-07-2014

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs - medicines that treat relatively rare conditions…

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Baxter buys AesRx, gaining rights to investigational SCD drug

Baxter buys AesRx, gaining rights to investigational SCD drug

10-07-2014

US drugmaker Baxter International said yesterday that it has acquired AesRx, a private US biopharmaceutical…

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Novo Nordisk gains FDA backing for new NovoSeven RT indication

Novo Nordisk gains FDA backing for new NovoSeven RT indication

09-07-2014

Danish diabetes care giant Novo Nordisk’s hemophilia treatment NovoSeven RT (coagulation factor VIIa…

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FDA orphan status for Insys’ cannabidiol as treatment for Dravet syndrome

FDA orphan status for Insys’ cannabidiol as treatment for Dravet syndrome

03-07-2014

US specialty pharma firm Insys Therapeutics yesterday revealed that the US Food and Drug Administration…

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US orphan status for Insys Therapeutics’ cannabidiol for rare form of epilepsy

US orphan status for Insys Therapeutics’ cannabidiol for rare form of epilepsy

25-06-2014

US specialty pharma firm Insys Therapeutics says that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted…

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UK’s Summit sets up operations in the USA

UK’s Summit sets up operations in the USA

17-06-2014

UK drug discovery firm Summit, which is focused on therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Clostridium…

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US orphan status for EffRx’ EX404 for pediatric polycystic ovary syndrome

US orphan status for EffRx’ EX404 for pediatric polycystic ovary syndrome

11-06-2014

Swiss drug delivery specialist EffRx Pharmaceuticals says the US Food and Drug Administration has granted…

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US FDA grants Fast Track designation for GW Pharma’s Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome

US FDA grants Fast Track designation for GW Pharma’s Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome

06-06-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals’…

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Retrophin acquires US Thiola rights from Mission Pharmacal

Retrophin acquires US Thiola rights from Mission Pharmacal

30-05-2014

US drugmaker Retrophin has entered into a license agreement with Mission Pharmacal, a private company…

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Ipsen takes step forward in the resupply of Increlex for the USA

Ipsen takes step forward in the resupply of Increlex for the USA

13-05-2014

Following previous availability problems, French drugmaker Ipsen said today that a supply of Increlex…

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FDA backs Janssen’s Sylvant for rare disease

24-04-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Biotech’s…

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US FDA clears pathway for Sarepta’s eteplirsen filing by year end

22-04-2014

US RNA-based drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics it plans to submit a New Drug Application to the US…

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Extended US market exclusivity for BioMarin's rare disease drug Kuvan

14-04-2014

US drugmaker BioMarin Pharmaceutical says that the Food and Drug Administration has granted Kuvan (sapropterin…

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Hawaii Biotech awarded $5.5million government grant for botulism therapy

Hawaii Biotech awarded $5.5million government grant for botulism therapy

05-03-2014

Privately-held US biotech company Hawaii Biotech has been awarded a contract to continue developing drugs…

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US orphan designation for OPKO's longer-acting clotting Factor VIIa-CTP

US orphan designation for OPKO's longer-acting clotting Factor VIIa-CTP

03-03-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to US drugmaker OPKO Health’s…

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GSK files for US approval for Promacta for severe aplastic anemia

GSK files for US approval for Promacta for severe aplastic anemia

02-03-2014

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the US Food and…

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FDA approves Myalept, the first drug to treat a rare metabolic disease

FDA approves Myalept, the first drug to treat a rare metabolic disease

26-02-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Myalept (metreleptin for injection) as replacement therapy…

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US orphan drug market outlook 2018: Report

25-02-2014

In the largest market for orphan drugs, the USA, there was a shortage of adequate therapies for treating…

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FDA backs Kalydeco for eight additional mutations that cause cystic fibrosis

22-02-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration approved biotech firm Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ supplemental New…

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