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Category: Allergan

  • Allergan, Teva considering $5bn play to shake off opioid hangover

    AbbVie’s Allergan subsidiary and Teva are reportedly considering making a $5 billion-plus offer to try to bring opioid liability lawsuits to a conclusion. According to a Bloomberg report, the two drugmakers are facing more than 3,500 lawsuits related to their role in fuelling the opioid crisis in the US, and have been in talks over […]

  • Latest ABPI code breaches reveal the risk of ‘likes’ on LinkedIn

    AstraZeneca (AZ), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Sanofi, Allergan and Britannia Pharma have been reprimanded for running advertisements that breached the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (APBI) code of practice. Complaints upheld by the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) include two against AZ and Allergan – now part of AbbVie – related to promotion of medicines […]

  • AbbVie prices first presbyopia drug Vuity at $80 per month

    AbbVie has ended speculation about what it will charge for its newly-approved Vuity therapy for  presbyopia, a sight condition characterised by difficulty in focusing on near objects. The company told CBS it will charge around $80 for a 30-day supply of Vuity, a once-daily eyedrop formulation of muscarinic cholinergic agonist pilocarpine intended as an alternative […]

  • AbbVie claims first FDA okay for presbyopia drug therapy

    The FDA has approved the first and so far only pharmacological treatment for presbyopia, a sight condition that typically starts in middle age and involves difficulty in focusing on near objects. The approval has been granted to Vuity (formerly AGN-190584), a one-daily eyedrop formulation of muscarinic cholinergic agonist pilocarpine developed by AbbVie’s Allergen unit that […]

  • Allergen builds case for first drug therapy for presbyopia

    If you are in middle aged and find you have to hold your phone at arm’s length to read, you may have presbyopia – a difficulty focusing on close objects that is usually corrected using glasses, contact lenses or laser eye surgery. Now, there could be another alternative, in the form of eye drops administered […]

  • Top 20 Biopharma Deal Terminations of 2020 Based on Total Deal Value

    The biopharma industry saw numerous deal terminations in 2020. Clinical and regulatory results, change in control limitations, and strategic reprioritizations were among the most common reasons for deal termination. Sanofi and Hanmi’s agreement in 2015 ranked first under which Hanmi regained WW rights to its protein/peptide discovery technology, lapscovery. The second position goes to the […]