Deal-depressed third quarter leaves nowhere to hide
Megadeals flattered the biopharma M&A scene in the first half of 2019, but the numbers took a nose dive in the third-quarter.
Alder won’t solve Lundbeck’s headaches
Lundbeck needed a deal, but it could struggle against strong competition in migraine.
Upcoming events – pivotal tests approach for Lilly and Biohaven
Lilly is awaiting the first set of pivotal data with the cytokine agent it bought from Armo last year, while Biohaven heads for migraine catalysts.
Faint hope for Alder as Teva bucks dismal migraine trend
Alder hopes soon to launch its migraine drug eptinezumab, and will nervously have been watching the first full quarter’s sales of three similarly acting drugs.
Upcoming events – a legal verdict for Enbrel and a clinical one for Cymabay
Amgen awaits a make-or-break US verdict on its best-selling drug, while Cymabay looks for evidence that it could become a Nash contender.
No, aducanumab is not an Alzheimer’s drug either
Failure at a futility analysis blows a big hole in Biogen's pipeline. Can the company buy in growth or will its valuation sink enough for it to become a target?
Lilly hopes volume can make up for late migraine entry
In a constrained pricing environment a volume play could help sales of Lilly's Emgality as it takes on Amgen’s Aimovig and Teva’s Ajovy.
Upcoming events – Sage and Biohaven await pivotal data
Sage Therapeutics will report the first pivotal data with its oral postpartum depression candidate, while Biohaven Pharma transfers its hopes to a faster-acting migraine…
Teva tries to make something out of nothing with Ajovy approval
Competition in the CGRP migraine space has left both Teva and Amgen willing to take hits on sales to hook new patients.