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CMA accuses 4 pharma companies of anti-competitive conduct


Four pharmaceutical companies allegedly agreed not to compete for the supply of an anti-nausea tablet to the National Health Service, according to objections filed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

‘Considerable increase’ in pay-for-delay settlements: FTC report


The number of ‘pay-for-delay’ patent settlements reached in fiscal year 2016 represented a “considerable increase” from the previous year, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released yesterday, May 23, though there has been a considerable reduction in the most problematic settlements since 2013.

Eli Lilly releases generic insulin injection


Eli Lilly has released a generic insulin injection at half of the list price of its identical branded medicine to the US market.

City of Baltimore accuses Janssen of delaying generics


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is being sued for “unlawfully” delaying generic competition to Zytiga, its branded cancer medication.

Merck boosts oncology pipeline with $1bn deal


Merck has announced plans to acquire Peloton Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, in a $1.05 billion bid to boost its oncology pipeline.

Alphabet's Verily in digital research alliance with Pfizer and others


Verily, which is a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, yesterday announced that it had partnered with Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, and Sanofi in efforts to develop digitally-innovative clinical research programmes.

Genentech enters agreement to develop autoimmune therapies


US-based biopharmaceutical company Parvus Therapeutics has entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement with Genentech, a subsidiary of Roche.

Gilead claims US government PrEP patents are invalid


Gilead’s CEO has told a US House of Representatives committee that three Centers for Disease Control HIV prevention patents are invalid.

Delhi High Court issues landmark nutraceuticals judgment


The High Court of Delhi has ruled that the test for passing off of so-called nutraceuticals should be the same as that for pharmaceuticals.

Federal Circuit invalidates Nuvo’s Vimovo patents


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has delivered a blow to Nuvo Pharmaceuticals by reversing a decision which had upheld the validity of the Canadian company’s pain relief drug Vimovo.

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