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The Monday Morning Briefing: Biotech Bubble Debate Rumbles On

19 October 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! Here are the top five pharma news stories you need to know about today.

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The Tuesday Morning Briefing: FDA Bruised but Cruising after Bad News Week

13 October 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! A delightful Columbus Day break has given way to a four-day week. But the pharma world didn’t stop moving just because you took Monday off - here are the most important news stories you might have missed over the weekend.

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Nobel Prize Goes to Pioneering Parasitic Disease Researchers

5 October 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! As is fitting for the first Monday Morning Briefing for almost a month, we have roughly a metric ton of pharma news for you. As ever, please remember not to hog the news - share, discuss and retweet at your leisure. Until next week, dear readers!

We’ll start off with a big, breaking story. The 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu, The Guardian reports

Campbell and Omura discovered a new drug Avermectin, which has helped to radically lower the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis caused by roundworm parasites. Tu discovered Artemisinin, which has significantly reduced the mortality rates for patients suffering from Malaria. “The two discoveries have provided humankind with powerful new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually,” the Nobel committee said. “The consequences in terms of improved human health and reduced suffering are immensurable.”

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Major Blood Pressure Trial Halted Early

14 September 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! With your regular correspondent due to fly out on holiday in just a few short days, this is the last Monday Morning Briefing of September. Better make it a good one, then. As always, don’t forget to comment, like, and share with your colleagues, and we’ll meet again when I return.

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Approvals galore - a busy week for the FDA

7 September 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Good morning! We trust you had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Sadly, it’s time for the labor to get underway once more, so ease yourself into the week by getting up-to-date with the week’s pharma headlines.

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Amgen's new cholesterol drug gets green light

31 August 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! Did you have fun at the weekend? I did. But now it’s back to the toil - or joy, depending on how you see it - of the working week, and as ever we have the week’s top pharma news stories collected for you. Enjoy, share, and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Valeant buys "Female Viagra" maker

24 August 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! This week’s pharma roundup has much less in the way of Kim Kardashian news (more’s the pity, right?) and more in the way of pharmaceutical dealmaking, new drug technology, and approval analysis. Read on, and be enlightened.

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Kim Kardashian endorsement lands drugmaker FDA warning

17 August 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning! Today’s pharma news roundup is rooted in the fact that the Monday Morning Briefing is no longer a Kardashian-free zone. No matter your thoughts on the world’s most famous (for doing nothing) family, it was always a source of pride for everyone here at the Formedix Clinic that we could provide a haven for those looking to avoid any mention of them: an anti-gossip site, if you will. Sorry, but that’s gone now. Here are this week’s celebrity pharma headlines:

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Pfizer first with positive "immune accelerator" results

10 August 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

Morning!

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The Monday Morning Briefing: Ebola vaccine "100 percent successful" in trials

3 August 2015
by Fiona Hartley About The Author

G’day! Would you like the good news first? It’s Monday morning, meaning another working week is upon us. Excellent! The bad? Well, we only have five days of it until the inevitable blasted weekend. Let’s make the most of it while we can, then, and let’s kick things off with the week’s top five pharma headlines.

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