Last year, around 100 veterans filed a bombshell lawsuit against several drugmakers, by accusing that they funded terrorism by paying high bribes to win contracts with the Iraqi Ministry of Health. At present, the Department of Justice is investigating similar accusations, as per AstraZeneca securities filing which says that it's part of the probe.
Last Friday, pharma giant AstraZeneca announced that it had received the go-ahead from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to import and market durvalumab (ImfinziTM) in India. The receipt of this permission paves the way for the launch of durvalumab (ImfinziTM) in India. Durvalumab which is a patented drug of Astra-Zeneca, received permission in India to provide treatment for patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer and metastatic urothelial carcinoma.
Along with new drug partner Merck, the British drugmaker displayed results showing that adding Lynparza to Johnson & Johnson prostate cancer fighter Zytiga was a more potent disease-fighter than Zytiga alone. As compared to a time-frame of 8.2 months for solo Zytiga, the combo effectively prevented disease progression for 13.8 months.
With a view to widening the scope of treatment for ovarian cancer patients, EU regulators have greenlighted MSD’s Lynparza and stamped approval for a new dosing regimen and tablet formulation for AstraZeneca.
AstraZeneca is back at it again with asset sales. The company, which has taken some flak for a series of deals to offload asset rights, inked an agreement with Luye Pharma for legacy antipsychotic Seroquel and an extended-release version.
It's no secret that respiratory drugs make up a crowded field, and forthcoming generics will make the competition tougher still. AstraZeneca's Symbicort is no stranger to the fallout, either, what with payers pressing prices and new rivals grabbing share.
AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) today presented data from the Phase III OlympiAD trial, showing the final overall survival (OS) results for LYNPARZA®(olaparib) in metastatic breast cancer at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 14-18, 2018.
The FDA has slapped a clinical hold on a combo therapy using Advaxis’$ADXS axalimogene filolisbac along with AstraZeneca’s approved PD-L1 Imfinzi following the death of a patient in their Phase I/II trial.
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