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Hemispherx Biopharma Inc. (HEB) announced that it has received approval of its New Drug Application or NDA from Administracion Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnologia Medica or ANMAT for commercial sale of rintatolimod (U.S. tradename: Ampligen) in the Argentine Republic for the treatment of...
Amedica Corp. (AMDA) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of expanded Valeo II Lateral Lumbar sizes. The additional sizes of the Valeo II LL interbody fusion device will be commercially available August 29, 2016. In the pre-market, AMDA is trading at $1.29, up $0.13 or 11.21 percent. The...
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for CINQAERO (reslizumab) in the 28 countries of the European Union (EU) in addition to Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. CINQAERO is a humanized interleukin-5 antagonist monoclonal...
Pharma-082516.jpg The FDA has turned down Amgen Inc.'s (AMGN) Parsabiv, proposed for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.
Pharma-081016.jpg Shares of Lannett Co. Inc. (LCI) were up more than 14% in extended trading on Tuesday, following better-than expected Q4 results and bright outlook for fiscal 2017.
Pharma-082316.jpg Shares of BioPharmX Corp. (BPMX) climbed more than 15% on Monday, following positive findings from the company's phase 2a safety study of BPX-01 in facial Propionibacterium acnes.


North Miami Beach, Florida based PANNA Cafe Express To Go Inc. is recalling roughly 1,951 pounds of various meat and poultry products as they were not subject to federal inspection, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Texas-based Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC is recalling about 60,350 pounds of ground beef products due to the risk of them containing metal pieces.


Grassfields Cheese LLC, located in Coopersville, Michigan, is recalling roughly 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with the deadly Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria.


SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, New York, is voluntarily recalling OSSIE'S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads due to potential contamination with the deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The affected products were sold at the firm's eight retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey.

Date Company Name Ticker Drug Event Outcome Details
01/29/2017 Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SGYP Plecanatide (NDA) FDA decision on Plecanatide for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation
01/27/2017 Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. BMRN Cerliponase Alfa (BLA) FDA decision on Cerliponase Alfa to treat children with CLN2 disease, a form of Batten disease
01/07/2017 Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ANAC Crisaborole topical ointment, 2% (NDA) FDA decision on Crisaborole for treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in children and adults.
01/03/2017 Vericel Corporation VCEL MACI (BLA) FDA decision on MACI for the treatment of symptomatic cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients
12/28/2016 Roche Holding AG RHHBY OCREVUS (BLA) FDA decision on OCREVUS for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Results Date Company Name Ticker Event Indication Outcome
Q4 2016 Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. CRBP Topline data from phase 2 Study of Resunab Cystic Fibrosis
Q4 2016 MediciNova Inc MNOV, MNOV Interim efficacy analysis of Phase 2b Trial of MN-166 Progressive multiple sclerosis
Early Q4 2016 Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ANTH Topline efficacy and safety data from phase 3 study of Blisibimod (CHABLIS-SC1) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Q4 2016 Heat Biologics Inc. HTBX Topline data from Phase 2 trial of HS-410 High-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
Q4 2016 Heat Biologics Inc. HTBX Topline data from Phase 1b trial of HS-110 plus a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor Non-small cell lung cancer
Sophiris Bio Inc. (SPHS) has priced an underwritten public offering of 6.5 million of its common shares and related warrants to purchase 4.87 million of its common shares at a combined price of $4.00 per share and related warrant.
New data collected by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine may have shed new light on the female orgasm. The origins of the female orgasm have long eluded researchers, who now claim that recasting the phenomenon's ancient history may be the key. By expanding their research of the orgasm to earlier species the researchers may have discovered a possible link.
Those who routinely eat meat may have a higher overall risk of death as compared with those who don't eat meat, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected as part of the Nurses' Health Study and the 26-year Health Professionals Follow-up Study at Harvard.