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POACHED FROM ASTRAZENECA, NEW PHARMA HEAD LOOKS TO RESUSCITATE GLAXOSMITHKLINE'S CANCER PIPELINE

GlaxoSmithKline will scout for deal opportunities in cancer medicine, as well as immunology, as the drugmaker seeks to rebuild its...

Apprentice secures $2.5 million for augmented reality tool geared toward biopharma manufacturing

APPRENTICE SECURES $2.5 MILLION FOR AUGMENTED REALITY TOOL GEARED TOWARD BIOPHARMA MANUFACTURING

Apprentice, a Jersey City, New Jersey-based startup, has raised $2.5 million from Silverton Partners and Hemi Ventures to improve its...

 
 
 
Plant cure for opioid addiction taking heat from the FDA: Claims of danger most likely linked to its impact on Big Pharma's bottom line

PLANT CURE FOR OPIOID ADDICTION TAKING HEAT FROM THE FDA: CLAIMS OF DANGER MOST LIKELY LINKED TO ITS IMPACT ON BIG PHARMA'S BOTTOM LINE

Kratom, the popular plant-based opioid alternative from Southeast Asia, was the subject of an advisory from the Food and Drug Administration...

 
 
 
Pharma bro felon Martin Shkreli might lose his Wu-Tang album

PHARMA BRO FELON MARTIN SHKRELI MIGHT LOSE HIS WU-TANG ALBUM

It was reportedly the most expensive single album ever sold in the world. And now, infamous businessman Martin Shkreli might be forced...

Feds want Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan album

FEDS WANT SHKRELI'S WU-TANG CLAN ALBUM

Brooklyn prosecutors say they could seize hated “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli's one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of $7.4 million...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Migraine Data, Cancer Drug Combos, Azar Hearing & More

BIO ROUNDUP: MIGRAINE DATA, CANCER DRUG COMBOS, AZAR HEARING & MORE

A pair of migraine drugs made a splash in biotech news this week with published data suggesting that they can reduce the frequency...

Drug discount program 340B is at center of debate between CMS, lawmakers and hospitals

DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAM 340B IS AT CENTER OF DEBATE BETWEEN CMS, LAWMAKERS AND HOSPITALS

The 340B program requires pharmaceutical companies to give steep discounts to hospitals and clinics that serve high volumes of low-income...

 
 
 

INNATE HOPES DOSING TWEAK WILL SAVE BMS-PARTNERED LIRILUMAB

Innate Pharma has admitted that it can't see an obvious way to bring its cancer antibody lirilumab forward in development after it...

COWEN: Amazon's move into pharma isn't as big of a deal as everyone thinks

COWEN: AMAZON'S MOVE INTO PHARMA ISN'T AS BIG OF A DEAL AS EVERYONE THINKS

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon's move into pharmacy may not be as big a disrupter as the market thinks, John Blackledge of Cowen...

 
 
 
Cytokinetics Pivots to Another ALS Drug After Phase 3 Failure

CYTOKINETICS PIVOTS TO ANOTHER ALS DRUG AFTER PHASE 3 FAILURE

Cytokinetics' bid to offer a new drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was dealt a setback after the company's lead experimental treatment...

Florida stores get swept up in FDA's crackdown on imported drugs

FLORIDA STORES GET SWEPT UP IN FDA'S CRACKDOWN ON IMPORTED DRUGS

In a speech earlier this month, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency would be stepping up its work to prevent the importation...

 
 
 
Health Ranger: How I beat type-2 diabetes using food, nutrition and exercise, avoiding a lifetime of insulin and toxic pharma drugs

HEALTH RANGER: HOW I BEAT TYPE-2 DIABETES USING FOOD, NUTRITION AND EXERCISE, AVOIDING A LIFETIME OF INSULIN AND TOXIC PHARMA DRUGS

Two decades ago, I was on the path to a lifetime of type-2 diabetes. Living on processed foods and lacking exercise, I suffered from...

Proteus Digital Health CEO talks about significance of FDA's digital pill approval

PROTEUS DIGITAL HEALTH CEO TALKS ABOUT SIGNIFICANCE OF FDA'S DIGITAL PILL APPROVAL

The FDA's approval of Abilify Mycite, which is expected to come to market early next year marks a milestone for mental health patients...

 
 
 
Propeller, Express Scripts Partner to Monitor Asthma, COPD Patients

PROPELLER, EXPRESS SCRIPTS PARTNER TO MONITOR ASTHMA, COPD PATIENTS

Propeller Health, a startup developing Internet-connected inhalers and complementary software to help people with respiratory disease...

At Seattle Children's, Another Piece of Ambitious CAR-T Plan in Place

AT SEATTLE CHILDREN'S, ANOTHER PIECE OF AMBITIOUS CAR-T PLAN IN PLACE

The researchers and doctors at Seattle Children's are embarking upon a complicated quest, involving multiple clinical studies of cutting-edge...

 
 
 
 
 
 
X4 Pharma Pulls In $27M for Immune Drug in Cancer, Rare Diseases

X4 PHARMA PULLS IN $27M FOR IMMUNE DRUG IN CANCER, RARE DISEASES

The immune system can't fight disease if its cells don't reach their targets. In some cancers and rare immune deficiency disorders,...

FDA gives greenlight to first digital ingestion tracking system

FDA GIVES GREENLIGHT TO FIRST DIGITAL INGESTION TRACKING SYSTEM

Abilify MyCite, developed in collaboration between Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceutical, has an ingestible sensor embedded...