BEIJING – Share prices of Chinese biotechs that partner with Gilead Science Inc. have surged in China this week, after the U.S. firm’s remdesivir was identified as the most promising drug candidate to treat 2019-nCoV.
Touting the efforts his administration already has taken to lower U.S. prescription drug prices through increased competition, President Donald Trump placed the burden for further action squarely on Congress during his State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 4.
LONDON – Brexit finally becomes a reality at midnight central European time on Jan. 31, but for the life sciences industry uncertainty continues, as the U.K. enters an 11-month transition phase during which the terms of its future relationship with the EU must be negotiated.
Combination products with digital interfaces. Antibody-drug conjugates. Complex drugs. Synthetic biologics. They’re all examples of how technology is expanding the ambit of what’s considered a drug beyond the current U.S. binary regulatory system of small molecules and biologics.
Whether large or small, or based in the U.S. or abroad, life sciences companies are an increasingly attractive target for shareholder suits. The number of securities fraud class action suits filed in the U.S. in 2019 across all industries totaled 404, just one more than the 403 cases filed in 2018 and down from the peak of 412 in 2017, according to a new Dechert LLP report.