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Sunovion and PsychoGenics Announce Positive Results from Pivotal Phase 2 Study of Investigational Agent SEP-363856 for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. & PARAMUS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) and PsychoGenics Inc.(PsychoGenics), today announced that positive results from SEP 361-201, a pivotal Phase 2 study that evaluated the efficacy and safety of SEP-363856, a novel psychotropic agent for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, were presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the …

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Neurocrine’s Valbenazine Did Not Meet Primary Endpoint in Phase IIb Study in Pediatric Patients with Tourette Syndrome

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) today announced topline data from the Phase IIb T-Force GOLD study demonstrating that valbenazine did not meet the primary endpoint as assessed by the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) in children and adolescents with moderate to severe …

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Lilly and AC Immune Announce License and Collaboration Agreement for Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Therapies

INDIANAPOLIS and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-year agreement focuses on Morphomer tau aggregation inhibitors, for the potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. AC Immune to receive an initial upfront payment of CHF80 million and will be eligible for CHF60 million in potential near-term development …

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Amgen And Magellan Rx Management Collaborate To Improve Patient Care For Chronic, Difficult-To-Treat Conditions

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced a novel multi-year collaboration with Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy benefit management division of Magellan Health, that will leverage each company’s capabilities and resources to identify clinical gaps for some of the healthcare system’s most difficult-to-treat diseases. …

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Insys Presents New Clinical Data from Long-Term Safety Study of CBD Oral Solution in Refractory Pediatric Epilepsy

PHOENIX, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution made by INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and spray technology, was generally well-tolerated—even at high doses—as an investigational treatment for refractory pediatric epilepsy, according to new clinical …

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Lundbeck and Otsuka Announce Positive Phase 2 Data for Combination Treatment of Brexpiprazole and Sertraline in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Valby, Denmark and Tokyo, Japan, 30 November 2018 – H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) announced today the achievement of positive clinical results (in intention-to-treat population) as measured by the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5) total score change from baseline compared to placebo, when brexpiprazole and …

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Alkermes’ Investigational Schizophrenia Drug ALKS 3831 Meets Co-Primary Endpoints in Pivotal Phase 3 Study

DUBLIN, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced positive topline results from ENLIGHTEN-2, a pivotal phase 3 study of ALKS 3831 (olanzapine/samidorphan), an investigational, novel, once-daily, oral atypical antipsychotic drug candidate for the treatment of schizophrenia. ENLIGHTEN-2 is the second of two key phase 3 studies in the ALKS 3831 …

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CVS Health Completes Acquisition of Aetna, Marking the Start of Transforming the Consumer Health Experience

Woonsocket, RI (November 28, 2018) – CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), a company that is leading the transformation of health care, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Aetna (NYSE: AET), establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. “Today marks the start of a new day in …

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Acceleron Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for ACE-083 in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN), a leading biopharmaceutical company in the discovery and development of TGF-beta therapeutics to treat serious and rare diseases, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to ACE-083, the Company’s locally-acting “Myostatin+” muscle agent, for the …

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Denali Announces Positive Results with its Lead RIPK1 Inhibitor Molecule and Intention to Initiate Patient Studies in Multiple Indications in with Sanofi

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNLI), a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of product candidates for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced positive results from its Phase 1 healthy volunteer study of DNL747, a brain penetrant small molecule inhibitor of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein …

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