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Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) announced it has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for its BD FACSPresto system and BD FACSPresto CD4/Hb Cartridge. The BD FACSPresto system is an automated multicolor fluorescent imaging cytometer and absorbance spectrometer that provides absolute and percentage...
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (RDY) announced Monday that its US subsidiary Promius Pharma LLC, U.S. has received approval for Sernivo (betamethasone dipropionate) Spray, 0.05% from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA. India-based drug maker noted that Sernivo Spray, a prescription topical...
CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTIC) announced that it received written communication from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 4, 2016, that the FDA has placed a partial clinical hold on the clinical studies being conducted under the Company's Investigational New Drug or "IND" application for pacritinib....
Pharma-021116.jpg Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AEGR) is reducing approximately 25% of its global workforce, as part of the company's broad program to rein in operating expenses and extend its cash position.
Pharma-021016.jpg The FDA has revised the partial hold imposed on CTI BioPharma Corp.'s (CTIC) clinical studies of Pacritinib, its lead drug candidate for primary myelofibrosis, on February 8, 2016, to full clinical hold.
Pharma-Report-020816.jpg Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) cratered over 71% on Monday, following disappointing results from a 12-week, three-arm, parallel cohort design trial of orally-administered Avoralstat in patients with hereditary angioedema.


Canada's Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder due to possible contamination with the deadly Salmonella bacteria.


Chicago, Illinois-based Vosges Ltd. is recalling about 135 pounds of Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products as they contain coconut, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products.


Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) is recalling roughly 450 pounds of beef products due to possible contamination with extraneous materials.


Living Tree Community Foods of Berkeley, California is recalling Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter due to potential contamination with the deadly Salmonella bacteria.

Date Company Name Ticker Drug Event Outcome Details
07/24/2016 Ocular Therapeutix Inc. OCUL DEXTENZA (NDA) FDA decision on DEXTENZA for the treatment of ocular pain following ophthalmic surgery
07/21/2016 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International VRX, VRX.TO VESNEO (NDA) FDA decision on VESNEO for treatment of open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
07/10/2016 Amgen Inc. AMGN Repatha FDA decision for single-dosing option for the monthly administration of Repatha™ Injection
07/10/2016 Medicure Inc MCUJF.OB AGGRASTAT (NDA) FDA decision on AGGRASTAT for the treatment of patients presenting with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) intended for percutaneous coronary intervention (
06/28/2016 Gilead Sciences Inc. GILD SOF/VEL (NDA) FDA decision on SOF/VEL as a treatment of all genotypes of chronic Hepatitis C infection
Results Date Company Name Ticker Event Indication Outcome
Mid 2016 BIODEL INC BIOD Top line results from phase 2b trial of BIOD-531 Insulin-treated type 2 diabetes
Mid 2016 RedHill Biopharma Ltd. RDHL Top-line data Phase 3 study of Bekinda (GUARD study) Acute gastroenteritis and gastritis
Mid 2016 GW Pharmaceuticals PLC GWPH, GWP.L Data from phase 1b/2a study of GWP42002:GWP42003 Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
Mid 2016 Dermira Inc. DERM Topline data from phase 3 study of DRM04i Hyperhidrosis
Mid 2016 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc RARE Safety and efficacy data from Phase 3 trial of rhGUS Mucopolysaccharidosis 7 (MPS 7)
Mast Therapeutics Inc. (MSTX) has offered to sell 29.1 million units to the public at a price of $0.275 each. The net proceeds from this offering are expected to be approximately $7.3 million. The company had cash of roughly $41 million at December 31, 2015.
Those who experience routine concussions could be at a higher risk of suicide, according to a new study from researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and a physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto. For the study the researchers pulled health records for everyone that was diagnosed but didn't need surgery or hospitalization in the province of Ontario.
There may be a new treatment for jet lag on the way, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. For the study the researchers collected data from 39 participants ranging in age from 19 to 36. They had each of the participants get on a sleep cycle in which they went to bed and rose at the same time every night for two weeks.