Tag Archives: Merck & Co.

Top Stories for Week of June 8, 2020

White House picks five COVID-19 vaccine candidates for Warp Speed initiative. The Trump administration has chosen five companies as the most likely contenders to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus, senior officials… Read more »

Drug regulators in China, US and Europe out of the gates in 2020 with a whole month’s worth of action.

Slowly at first, then accelerating recently in its domestic and global footprint in drug research and regulation, China and its National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has been on a tear…. Read more »

In a seeming role-reversal, FDA steps up action over Thanksgiving week while EMA goes on holiday.

Although usually thought of as a well-deserved respite from governmental rulings, the US Food and Drug Administration seized on Thanksgiving week as a demonstration of its zeal to pump out… Read more »

Brexit referendum slowing the European Medicines Agency’s operations to a crawl.

The News: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recently addressed its concerns for ensuring business continuity and staff retention which had become huge challenges caused by the Brexit referendum. The EMA… Read more »

Wondering why some of your Pharma shares keep going up? Thank Trump’s tax “reform;” no, really.

The News: The drug industry has taken heat from patient advocates and a US senator for handing out its tax savings to shareholders instead of using its windfall to help patients… Read more »

Healthcare stocks roar back after slump, while biotech IPOs continue stampede into pipeline.

The News: Rising healthcare stocks and fading qualms over an escalating Syrian conflict had Wall St. optimistic to start the week. Stocks had ended lower on Friday (April 13, 2018)… Read more »

Update: CDC data say docs still making billions from Pharma, med device companies; my personal take.

The News: It’s been a few years since the US government unveiled its Open Payments (OP) database, a collection of drug and device makers’ payments to healthcare providers. The data-collection… Read more »

Merck’s Keytruda aces another cancer trial as results dazzle researchers

The News: Hot on the heels of the final presentation at ASCO’s 4-day conference in Chicago, a small, new study is causing jaws to drop after it found that a… Read more »

ASCO, aka The Oncology Super Bowl for Biotechs, sends stocks in every direction

Steve’s Take: As another jam-packed annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago wrapped up on Tuesday (June 6, 2017), with some 38,000 oncologists gathering together at… Read more »