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Amid a continuing UK shortage, users of EpiPens have been told that they can continue to use the devices four months after their expiration date. more

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Preclinical stage drug discovery company, CYTOO, and biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer, have announced a research collaboration with the aim of developing a target discovery platform for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). more

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Biotechnology company, BioNTech, has entered into a multi-year research and development (R&D) collaboration with Pfizer for the development of mRNA-based vaccines for the prevention of influenza (flu). more

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A brief round up of some of the latest developments in the industry, including a review into medical marijuana and a potential win for Trump in drug pricing… more

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Pfizer — a US based manufacturing and supply company — has announced its $465 million investment to build an advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical production facility in Portage, Michigan. more

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Pfizer and Spark Therapeutics have announced that the Phase III programme for the investigational haemophilia B gene therapy is to be initiated by Pfizer. more

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UK-headquartered health tech company, Medopad, has been announced as the winner of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub Competition. more

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Manager for the Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London, Dr Hamish Graham, talks to reporter Reece Armstrong about how the Hub is helping healthtech start-ups across the UK and why digital innovation is vital to the NHS. more

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Researchers from the University of Oxford in collaboration with an intellectual property law firm have revealed that the NHS may be able to recoup over half a billion pounds from Pfizer if its Supreme Court patent appeal is unsuccessful more

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A drug that was believed to be a promising new therapeutic option for suffers of Alzheimer’s (idalopirdine) — from the Danish pharma company, Lundbeck — has failed to show clinical benefit in three randomised trials. more

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A research collaboration for the development of a specific modified peptide targeting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been formed between Pfizer and Imcyse — a biotech company developing specific therapies for the treatment of severe chronic diseases. more

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A new government ruling, allowing the erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Sildenafil to be sold without a prescription, could mean drug prices fall further. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sutent (sunitinib malate) for the adjuvant treatment for adult patients at a high risk of kidney cancer returning after nephrectomy. more

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Two life-extending drugs will now be available to breast cancer patients on the NHS after price negotiations lead the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to approve them. more

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Pfizer has released a statement on its position concerning its consumer healthcare business, revealing that it will be considering a range of strategic alternatives as part of its efforts to best serve patients and maximise value for its shareholders more

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Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics. more

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Pfizer’s treatment for adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia whose tumors express the CD33 antigen (CD33-positive AML), Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin), has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). more

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The Alliance Foundation Trials (AFT) — in conjunction with Pfizer and six international cancer research groups — has launched a randomised open-label Phase III clinical study, PATINA, to evaluate a combination therapy for breast cancer. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a targeted therapy, Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin), for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). more

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Contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), Avara Pharmaceutical Services, has acquired the Italian sterile manufacturing facility in an agreement with Pfizer. more

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