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"The pill" goes natural with potential new bestseller

Teva has announced the EU approval of NOMAC/E2, the first monophasic contraceptive with natural estrogen. The perceived increased safety of natural estrogen and a global launch will drive sales of the product, making it a leading hormonal contraceptive brand. To maximize its potential, however, Teva needs to show improved safety over synthetic estrogen contraceptives in post-marketing studies.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2011
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AAN 2010: late-stage pipeline candidates take center stage in migraine

In the wake of Imitrex's and Topamax's patent expiries, announcements at this year's American Academy of Neurology meeting focused firmly on the next major breakthroughs for the acute and prophylactic migraine markets. Pooled data for candidates from Allergan and Merck & Co demonstrated impressive potential, suggesting renewed hope for sufferers.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2010
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AAN 2010: new treatments address unmet needs in Alzheimer's and epilepsy

A number of leading drug makers used this year's meeting of the American Academy of Neurology to present new data for promising pipeline candidates. Despite promising results, however, Datamonitor believes that the epilepsy drugs will struggle to find their place in the market. Moreover, the positive Phase II data for Baxter's potential Alzheimer's therapy Gammagard do not guarantee later success.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2010
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AAN 2010: spotlight shines on Novartis' and Merck KGaA's oral MS candidates

Datamonitor attended this year's American Academy of Neurology conference, where developments in multiple sclerosis took precedence for the third consecutive year. Both Novartis and Merck KGaA presented new data for their pipeline candidates, while Acorda used the meeting as a platform to share data for its symptomatic treatment Ampyra, which was recently approved by the FDA.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2010
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AAN 2012: BG-12 remains main focus of Biogen's extensive MS portfolio

Biogen used the platform of the 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting to provide updates on its extensive MS portfolio. Much time was devoted to its Phase III pipeline candidate BG-12, which looks set to be the next agent to enter the market, as well as the presentation of long-term safety data for Tysabri.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2012
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AAN 2012: Novartis presents new data in an attempt to boost confidence in long-term use of Gilenya

In keeping with American Academy of Neurology meetings of recent years, multiple sclerosis once again dominated proceedings at AAN 2012. Novartis used the platform to present new data from the extension FREEDOMS II trial to support the long-term use of Gilenya, and provided Phase II results for siponimod in relapse remitting multiple sclerosis.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2012
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AAN 2012: pooled data support future use of late-stage MS and epilepsy products

Teva, Eisai, and GlaxoSmithKline all used the opportunity of this year's American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting to showcase pooled analysis of their late-stage pipeline candidates. While not groundbreaking, the positive data for laquinimod (MS) and perampanel and Potiga (epilepsy) will bolster physician confidence and position the drugs well in their respective markets.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2012
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AAN 2012: research shows value of early disease identification, but caution in treatment is advised

At AAN 2012, Merck Serono presented data from a long-term study showing that early Rebif treatment significantly reduced the clinical progression of multiple sclerosis. However, early intervention should be used cautiously to avoid unnecessary treatment.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2012
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Abbott Laboratories/Vysis: agreement for cancer tests

Published By Datamonitor
09 Apr 2001
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Abbott's flu vaccine business may represent a good deal for acquisitive drug makers

According to media reports, pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories is looking to auction off its influenza vaccine business in a deal that could be worth up to $600m. Abbott's established link to the Russian flu market and its advanced cell-based technology make the business an attractive prospect for would-be buyers, which may include the likes of GlaxoSmithKline and MedImmune.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2010

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