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BeiGene Announces Clinical Data to Be Presented at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced that clinical data on its BTK inhibitor BRUKINSA™ (zanubrutinib) and its anti-PD-1 antibody tislelizumab will be presented in an oral presentation and three posters at the 2020 American Society of […]

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US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a new indication for LYNPARZA® (olaparib)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for LYNPARZA® (olaparib), as a treatment option for adult patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline or somatic homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have progressed following prior treatment with enzalutamide or abiraterone. Patients will be selected for therapy based on an […]

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Merck provides support for patients affected by COVID-19 pandemic

During this unprecedented time, Merck is committed to ensuring their medicines and vaccines reach their patients and customers. This includes supporting patients who might need more help today with their medications, including those who are unemployed or have lost insurance coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn about what support options may be available, […]

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New Indication approved by FDA for LYNPARZA® (olaparib)

Astra Zeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for LYNPARZA® (olaparib), in combination with bevacizumab for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who are in complete or partial response to 1st-line platinum-based chemotherapy and whose cancer is associated with […]

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Takeda Oncology changes name of their patient support program

Takeda Oncology announces that the name of their patient support program has changed from Takeda Oncology 1Point to Takeda Oncology Here2Assist™ effective May 18, 2020. Please note that only the name is changing. Patients and providers will continue to have the same high level of comprehensive, personalized support. Please review the important details regarding the change here:  Takeda […]

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CMS Releases Additional Waivers for Hospitals and Other Facilities

CMS continues to release waivers for the health care community that provide the flexibilities needed to take care of patients during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS recently provided additional blanket waivers for the duration of the PHE. For more information, see Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers.

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Novartis announces FDA approval of MET inhibitor Tabrecta™ for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with METex14

Novartis announces FDA approval of MET inhibitor Tabrecta™ for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with METex14 • Tabrecta (capmatinib, formerly INC280) is the first and only therapy approved by the FDA to specifically target metastatic NSCLC with a mutation that leads to MET exon 14 skipping (METex14)1 • ~4,000-5,000 patients are diagnosed with METex14 metastatic […]

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Merck announces that ONTRUZANT® (trastuzumab-dttb) for injection, for intravenous use 21 mg/mL, a biosimilar* to Herceptin® (trastuzumab), is available through specialty distributors and wholesalers.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“Merck”), a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., is pleased to announce that ONTRUZANT® (trastuzumab-dttb) for injection, for intravenous use 21 mg/mL, a biosimilar* to Herceptin® (trastuzumab), is available through specialty distributors and wholesalers. Please contact your specialty distributor or wholesaler to confirm product availability. Before prescribing ONTRUZANT, please read the Prescribing Information, including the […]

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Seattle Genetics announces approval of TUKYSA by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

TUKYSA is indicated in combination with trastuzumab and capecitabine for treatment of adult patients with advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, including patients with brain metastases, who have received one or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens in the metastatic setting. We look forward to sharing the efficacy and safety data from the HER2CLIMB trial as […]

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U.S. FDA Approves BRAFTOVI® (Encorafenib) in Combination with Cetuximab for the Treatment of BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC) After Prior Therapy

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib) in combination with cetuximab (marketed as ERBITUX®) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) with a BRAFV600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, after prior therapy.1 The approval is based on results […]

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