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Inside the $3 billion biotech preparing to launch the first treatment for NASH, a silent disease that affects millions of Americans

Inside the $3 billion biotech preparing to launch the first treatment for NASH, a silent disease that affects millions of Americans

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

NASH is a liver disease that affects millions of Americans. Researchers expect it to become the leading cause of liver transplants in the US within the next few years. The drug...
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STAT Plus: ‘Pharma doesn't like fish oil': Wall Street funds sold Amarin after big win with heart drug

2 days ago   |   STAT

Wall Street fund managers lightened their stock positions in Amarin during the fourth quarter - an unexpected downshift in sentiment that suggests some doubt about the...
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Dispensed: What to expect out of biotech M&A, Medicare Advantage enrollment in 2020, and what comes next for the DNA-testing industry

Dispensed: What to expect out of biotech M&A, Medicare Advantage enrollment in 2020, and what comes next for the DNA-testing industry

6 days ago   |   Business Insider

Welcome to the Valentine's Day edition of Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Consider this my Valentine to you. I'll try to resist making any...
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Weight-loss drug to be pulled from market after FDA expresses concerns on cancer risk

7 days ago   |   STAT

The Japanese drug maker Eisai on Thursday said it would withdraw the weight-loss drug Belviq from the U.S. market after the Food and Drug Administration expressed concerns...
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3 top dealmakers expect biotech M&A to stay busy in 2020. Here are the 4 key areas that are ripe for takeovers

3 top dealmakers expect biotech M&A to stay busy in 2020. Here are the 4 key areas that are ripe for takeovers

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

While 2019 became the year of the megamerger in life sciences M&A, top Wall Street dealmakers don't expect that to repeat in 2020, they said Monday at the BIO CEO & Investor...
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MARKET REPORT: Biotech firm soars as it reveals it has developed a test for coronavirus

MARKET REPORT: Biotech firm soars as it reveals it has developed a test for coronavirus

20 days ago   |   Daily Mail

AIM-listed Novacyt's test - which is for research use only - can detect only this strain of the coronavirus and takes less than two hours to determine a result.
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Biogen is submitting a key Alzheimer's drug it once abandoned for approval 'as soon as possible.' Here's what we just learned and still need to know

Biogen is submitting a key Alzheimer's drug it once abandoned for approval 'as soon as possible.' Here's what we just learned and still need to know

21 days ago   |   Business Insider

Biogen is planning to file its leading experimental Alzheimer's drug for US approval "as soon as possible," the biotech's CEO said Thursday. Whether or not the Food and Drug...
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Investors are eyeing psychedelics as the next big trend in healthcare as medical-grade treatments inch toward FDA approval

Investors are eyeing psychedelics as the next big trend in healthcare as medical-grade treatments inch toward FDA approval

23 days ago   |   Business Insider

Business Insider's Jeremy Berke talked to leaders in the medical psychedelics field about who was investing in their companies, testing procedures, and the similarities and...
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Opinion: ‘Small' tactics to counter Big Pharma's influence on medication overload

24 days ago   |   STAT

Money talks in Washington, D.C., and no sector of the economy speaks more loudly than the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Its flow of cash has fostered an epidemic of...
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Dispensed: Dispatches from Davos, updates from the upcoming One Medical IPO, and meet the newest member of the BI healthcare team

Dispensed: Dispatches from Davos, updates from the upcoming One Medical IPO, and meet the newest member of the BI healthcare team

27 days ago   |   Business Insider

Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter, recapping all you might've missed while trying to learn all you can about the Wuhan, China coronavirus...
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A crowd in Ukraine threw bricks at buses carrying coronavirus evacuees from Wuhan to quarantine

A crowd of Ukrainian protesters on Thursday attacked buses ferrying Wuhan evacuees to a quarantine hospital. The buses were transporting 45 Ukrainians and 27 foreign nationals... Read more ...

The Vive Cosmos is a brand new VR headset worth getting excited about

The Vive Cosmos is a brand new VR headset worth getting excited about

HTC's new Vive Cosmos modular VR headset When it comes to virtual reality headsets, the biggest names in the business are Oculus and Vive. The former is owned by Facebook... Read more ...

Doomsday mother Lori Vallow arrested in Hawaii, bail set to $5 million

Doomsday mother Lori Vallow arrested in Hawaii, bail set to $5 million

Doomsday mom Lori Vallow was arrested in Hawaii, according to the Kaua'i Police Department. Her bail is set at $5 million. Two of her children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua... Read more ...

A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife...

A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was reported missing in Hawaii

Google product manager Sonam Saxena has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Smriti Saxena. Smriti, who was a Microsoft business program manager, was... Read more ...

Corbyn willing to serve in shadow cabinet under new Labour leader

Corbyn willing to serve in shadow cabinet under new Labour leader

Mr Corbyn says he would be happy to serve in any capacity Jeremy Corbyn says he would be happy to serve in any future shadow cabinet if the new Labour leader asked him to do... Read more ...

Traders betting against Tesla have lost nearly $12 billion so far this year

Traders betting against Tesla have lost nearly $12 billion so far this year

Tesla short-sellers are down nearly $12 billion in mark-to-market losses in 2020 through Wednesday's close, according to data from financial-analytics firm S3 Partners. That... Read more ...

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson is facing federal drug...

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson is facing federal drug charges after police found a whopping 157 pounds of marijuana in his rental car

Police in El Paso, Texas, say they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car rented by Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson. Robinson and his former teammate from... Read more ...

Elizabeth Warren tore into Bloomberg at the Democratic debate for linking...

Elizabeth Warren tore into Bloomberg at the Democratic debate for linking the end of a discriminatory housing practice to the 2008 financial crisis

Warren torched Bloomberg at Thursday's Democratic debate in Las Vegas over his past comments linking the end of redlining to the 2008 financial crisis. "When Mayor Bloomberg... Read more ...

L Brands CEO steps down as company sells majority share in Victoria's Secret

L Brands CEO steps down as company sells majority share in Victoria's Secret

Les Wexner is stepping down as CEO and chairman of L Brands after nearly six decades at the helm of the company. The company is selling a 55% stake in Victoria's Secret to... Read more ...

Tesla's 110% stock rally could signal an electric revolution, and this miner...

Tesla's 110% stock rally could signal an electric revolution, and this miner expects to cash in

Tesla stock has rocketed about 110% in 2020, hitting a record high of $917 on Wednesday. Hochschild Mining said the electric-car maker's rally bodes well for its rare-earth... Read more ...