Pfizer Inc. announced that it is reviewing strategic alternatives for its Consumer Healthcare business. A range of options will be considered, including a full or partial separation of the Consumer Healthcare business from Pfizer through a spin-off, sale or other transaction, and Pfizer may ultimately determine to retain the business. Today’s announcement is part of Pfizer’s continuing efforts to allocate resources and capital to best serve patients and maximize value for its shareholders.
Boehringer Ingelheim announced that the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif® (afatinib) has been accepted for filing and granted Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application for Gilotrif is currently under review for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 21 (L861Q), G719X or S768I substitution mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test.
Medicare Iraq - Erbil, the 10th International Healthcare Exhibition & Conference is the premier event serving Iraq's healthcare sector. Medicare Iraq Erbil 2017 will be held on 15-18 October 2017 at Erbil International Fair Ground, Erbil, Iraq.
Scientists from the Cancer Biomarkers laboratory team of the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK have carried out research to demonstrate the use of a quick genetic test for the targeted treatment of prostate cancer.
Shares in KalVista Pharmaceuticals have surged on news of a deal with Merck & Co potentially worth more than $750 million. Under the deal, Merck, which is known as MSD outside of the US and Canada, is paying KalVista $37 million upfront and taking a 9.9 percent stake in the firm in return for access to its experimental diabetic macular oedema drug KVD001.
Dutch biotech UniQure has won orphan drug designation (ODD) for its investigational treatment for Huntington’s Disease, a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder that leads to loss of muscle coordination, behavioural abnormalities and cognitive decline.
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