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Label expansion of a few prominent drugs along with pipeline updates were the key areas of focus for investors in the biotech space.
Last week, the Trump administration, via secretary of health and human services, Alex Azar, proposed that drug makers be required to include the list prices of drugs in all direct-to-consumer ads. In addition, payers are providing support for the prices being set. Just last week, Amgen announced that the price of its new migraine drug, Aimovig, would be set at $6,900 per year.
Amgen trades at a premium to biotech companies Celgene and Biogen, but analysts are worried its pipeline contains fewer blockbuster opportunities.
Roche’s (RHHBY) MabThera/Rituxan reported revenues of 1.7 billion Swiss francs in the first quarter compared to 1.9 billion Swiss francs in the first quarter of 2017, which reflected a decline of ~8% YoY (year-over-year) on constant exchange rate basis.
Here's a roundup of top developments in the biotech space over the last 24 hours. Scaling the Peaks (Biotech Stocks Hitting 52-week highs on May 21) AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE: AZN ) (FDA approved its ...
Lisa DeLeonardo set a Google alert so she would know exactly when the first in a new class of migraine drugs was approved. It happened Thursday, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Amgen and Novartis’ application for erenumab, whose brand name is Aimovig. It’s an injectable drug touted as the first treatment designed specifically to prevent migraines, and is expected to be available to patients within a week for an annual price of $6,900.
Northern California showed itself to be an accommodating and receptive host for the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California.
Migraine is one of the top 10 causes of years lived with disability globally. With Aimovig receiving FDA approval for treatment of migraine, investors' attention is on future regulatory decisions.
After a heated week of litigation battles, CBS on Thursday proceeded with a board meeting it had scheduled to vote on whether to dilute the voting power of National Amusements Inc., a company controlled by Shari Redstone. This came after a court decision that said CBS could not prevent Redstone from changing CBS's bylaws to prevent that from occurring. All of which means CBS directors and Redstone will be back in court soon to fight over voting control, with Redstone pushing to combine CBS with Viacom, unless of course, both sides instead consider the option to auction the media company.
One Wall Street analyst predicts the anti-migraine category could be a $1 billion to $2 billion business over the next five years. Michael Yee, managing director at Jefferies, expects others companies to get into the migraine treatment sector. The anti-migraine drug Aimovig from Amgen AMGN and Novartis NVS could become a $1 billion to $2 billion business over the next five years, said a Wall Street analyst.
Novartis' (NVS) CGRP antibody, Aimovig gains FDA approval for prevention of migraine. Zoetis (ZTS) and Lilly (LLY) announce deals to buy smaller companies.
Moody's Investors Service commented that the recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Aimovig for chronic migraines is credit positive for the Amgen Inc. (Baa1 stable) and Novartis AG (Aa3 negative). For additional information, please see Moody's Issuer Comment available on www.moodys.com. This publication does not announce a credit rating action.
said late Thursday, May 17, they have obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Aimovig, a migraine prevention drug for adults. The drug is the first treatment green-lighted by the agency to prevent migraines by blocking the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor, thought to play a key role in the disease. "We believe Amgen will benefit significantly from its first mover advantage and ultimately retain 35-40% market share long term," Leerink Partners LLC analyst Geoffrey C. Porges wrote in a note on Friday.
On May 17, Amgen (AMGN) stock rose ~0.5% to the closing price of $174.65 per share following FDA approval of Aimovig. The company’s stock price has risen ~2.3% in the last week following recent drug approvals. Amgen’s stock price has risen ~11.2% over the last 12 months.
BlueBird Bio (BLUE) is a biotechnology company focused on developing gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy, and gene editing for the treatment of serious diseases. On May 17, Bluebird Bio (BLUE) stock jumped over 6.1% to the closing price of $189.30 per share, following positive news.
Here's a roundup of top developments in the biotech space over the last 24 hours. Scaling the Peaks (Stocks hitting 52-week highs on May 17) Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ: ABAX ) (rallying for second straight session ...
Novartis AG (ADR) ( NVS) today announced that it has received the necessary approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its key drug Aimovig (erenumab) as a preventive treatment of migraine in adults. The drug works by blocking a compound called calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP-R), which is believed to play a critical role in migraine. The drug is available for self-administering once a month using Amgen Inc.’s ( AMGN) SureClick auto-injector. During the phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials in patients with chronic and episodic migraine, the use of Aimovig resulted in significant decline in monthly migraine days.
Amgen Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday for the first drug in a new class designed to prevent migraine headaches in adults. The drug, Aimovig, which is given monthly by self-injection, will have a list price of $6,900 a year, or $575 a month, the company said. Any discounts or rebates will depend on negotiations with health plans, Amgen spokeswoman Kristen Davis said.