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Takeda to buy Shire for £46 billion

Takeda is moving ahead with its quest to acquire UK-listed Shire, after the latter approved an offer equating to around £46 billion.

9th May 2018

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EU regulators widen Lynparza’s reach

European regulators have approved a tablet formulation and new dosing regimen for AstraZeneca and MSD’s Lynparza to treat a wider range of patients with ovarian cancer.

9th May 2018

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Faron stock falls on traumakine failure

Shares Finnish group Faron Pharmaceuticals were trading down more than 80 percent on the London Stock Exchange after its key drug traumakine failed in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

9th May 2018

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AstraZeneca sheds Seroquel rights

AstraZeneca has sold off certain rights to its antipsychotics Seroquel and Seroquel XR in certain territories - including the UK – to Luye Pharma.

8th May 2018

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Five therapies endorsed for use on NHS Scotland

A new treatment option for the very rare condition infantile onset 5q spinal muscular atrophy (type I SMA) is among five medicines that have been endorsed by Scottish cost regulators for use on the NHS.

8th May 2018

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CHMP takes negative view on Sarepta’s DMD therapy

Sarepta has indicated a delay to getting its Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapy Exondys approved in Europe, revealing that the European Medicine Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use’s trend vote was negative.

4th May 2018

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Merck invests in Moderna

Merck is investing $125 million in Moderna under a new deal that expands the firms’ 2016 partnership to develop messenger RNA cancer vaccines.

4th May 2018

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