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Azar backs protections for preexisting conditions, skirting administration’s legal stance

June 14, 2018

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told lawmakers Tuesday that he wants to preserve access to affordable insurance for Americans with preexisting medical conditions, but he declined to disclose his view of an administration move that could undercut such consumer protections. Calling it “a constitutional position . . . not a policy position,” Azar sidestepped grilling […]

FDA Approves Genentech’s Avastin (Bevacizumab) Plus Chemotherapy As A Treatment For Women With Advanced Ovarian Cancer Following Initial Surgery

June 14, 2018

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 13, 2018 – Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel), followed by Avastin as a single agent, for the treatment of women with […]

Merck’s Keytruda Snags I-O’s First Cervical Cancer Nod To Back Up HPV Fighter Gardasil

June 14, 2018

Merck’s Keytruda has a new indication, and with it, immunotherapy has moved into a new frontier. With a Tuesday FDA green light for certain previously treated cervical cancer patients whose disease has worsened on or after chemotherapy, Keytruda became the first drug in its class to win a nod to treat those with the disease. […]

The Vertex Foundation and Employees Donate $1 Million Through Matching Gift Program

June 14, 2018

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Vertex employees and The Vertex Foundation have together donated over $1 million through the Company’s new dollar-for-dollar matching gift program. The funds demonstrate the Company’s long-term commitment to giving back and to supporting employees’ deep commitment to strengthening their communities. Our employee matching gift program recently […]

AbelsonTaylor Promotes IT Pro Amer Ghafari to Director of Information Technology

June 14, 2018

Chicago, June 14, 2018 – To strengthen its overall information security posture and disaster recovery strategies, AbelsonTaylor, the world’s largest independent medical advertising agency, has promoted Amer Ghafari to director of information technology. He reports to Keith Stenlund, EVP, chief financial officer. Amer, who joined AbelsonTaylor in 2013, was previously associate director of information technology. […]

Achema 2018: Lifetime Efficiency – new comprehensive concept exploits untapped potentials for users in the production of solid formulations

June 14, 2018

Fette Compacting has developed a new service offering for the optimization of tablet production and capsule filling under the name Lifetime Efficiency. This service is based on the comprehensive analysis and systematic improvement of all production processes. It enables users not only to exploit previously untapped potentials, but also to increase the efficiency of production […]

Certara Supports the Not-for-profit Biotechnology Company Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) on the FDA New Drug Approval of Moxidectin for the Treatment of River Blindness (Onchocerciasis), a Neglected Tropical Disease

June 14, 2018

Certara was privileged to participate as a key member of the Medicines Development for Global Health development team to achieve FDA approval of moxidectin Certara®, the global leader in model-informed drug development, regulatory science, market access and real-world evidence services, today celebrated an important milestone for its public health drug development and treatment consulting portfolio. […]

Sharp Packaging: Leading contract packager selects Werum IT Solutions as strategic MES partner

June 14, 2018

Sharp Packaging: Leading contract packager selects Werum IT Solutions as strategic MES partner Manufacturing Execution System (MES) as differentiator to digitize operations and improve business opportunities / PAS-X compatibility and a shared customer base key decisive factors / First implementation in Dutch packaging facility Lüneburg, Germany, 14 June 2018 – Following a global bidding process, […]

Sanofi and Recipharm announce transfer of Holmes Chapel Manufacturing site

June 14, 2018

Recipharm and Sanofi announced today that they have signed an agreement to transfer the Holmes Chapel site from global healthcare leader, Sanofi, to leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation, Recipharm. “Holmes Chapel brings Recipharm an ideal opportunity to accelerate its offering to customers with access to novel respiratory products. As an already successful CMO […]

ALECENSARO® (alectinib) approved by Health Canada for first-line treatment of ALK-positive lung cancer

June 13, 2018

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 13, 2018 /CNW/ – Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) announced today that Health Canada has approved ALECENSARO as a monotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive locally advanced (not amenable to curative therapy) or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).1 The approval is based on results from […]

Four 3D Leadership Group Coaches to Participate in Women’s Coaching Circle Event with WEST – Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology

June 13, 2018

BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JUNE 12, 2018…Four executive coaches from 3D Leadership Group (http://3dleadershipgroup.com), a Boston-based leadership development firm, have been selected to participate in a women’s coaching circle event for WEST – Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 20, at the Broad Institute […]

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