'Pharma firms in 16 nations evading tax of $3.8bn/year'

'Pharma firms in 16 nations evading tax of $3.8bn/year'

NEW DELHI: The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated $3.8 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, stated an Oxfam report released on Tuesday. While the bulk of this was in developed countries, the four companies mentioned — Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott and Merck & Co — avoided $112 […]

PU research scholar gets pharma award

PU research scholar gets pharma award

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 18 Yamini P, PhD research scholar, working under the supervision of Professor Kanwaljit Chopra, Chairperson, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) and Professor of Pharmacology, has won the ‘Rajnibhai V Patel PharmInnova Award 2017-18’, for best thesis in MPharma (pharmacology).  The award ceremony was organised in Ahmedabad. Yamini received […]

Could real world evidence replace controlled experiment data?

Could real world evidence replace controlled experiment data?

Cytel Inc., which provides analytical software and clinical research services, recently released a new report based on a survey of more than 140 industry respondents. Caroline Morgan, DPhil, VP of strategic consulting at Cytel, said the survey confirmed that biopharma companies are already highly invested in data science at an organizational level. Per the report, […]

Foamix Pharma down 9%

Foamix Pharma down 9%

The recent pop in Foamix Pharmaceuticals (FOMX -8.9%) is a distant memory. On September 11, shares jumped as high as $7.60 (+28%) on positive results from a late-stage study on acne drug FMX101 but could not hold the gain as shares finished the day up only 3%, bearish action that usually precedes bad news. The next […]

Gallerist Who Placed 'Heroin Spoon' Protest Sculpture Outside Purdue Pharma Avoids Jail Time

Gallerist Who Placed 'Heroin Spoon' Protest Sculpture Outside Purdue Pharma Avoids Jail Time

Gallerist Fernando Alvarez, arrested in June for placing a giant ‘heroin spoon’ sculpture outside Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, in protest at the US opioid crisis, has been received into a probation programme, the Associated Press reports. A state judge accepted accelerated rehabilitation for Alvarez. The charge of obstruction of free passage will be […]

Your Daily Pharma Scoop: Alnylam Regains, Karyopharm Positive, Teva Approved

Your Daily Pharma Scoop: Alnylam Regains, Karyopharm Positive, Teva Approved

Results from an exploratory Phase 3 trial of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s (ALNY) Phase 3 APOLLO study evaluating ONPATTRO (patisiran) for the treatment of polyneuropathy in hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis were just published in the journal Circulation. Left ventricular wall thickness of the patients (n=126) with evidence of cardiac amyloid involvement at study entry was reduced by […]

Madrigal Pharma down 14% premarket on Viking news

Madrigal Pharma down 14% premarket on Viking news

Thinly traded Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) slumps 14% premarket on light volume in reaction to Viking Therapeutic’s success with VK2809 in a mid-stage NAFLD study. Madrigal’s MGL-3196 has the same mechanism of action. Previously: Viking Therapeutics’ VK2809 successful in mid-stage NAFLD study; shares up 128% premarket (Sept. 18) Previously: Madrigal’s mid-stage success stokes Viking Therapeutics, up 27% premarket […]

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