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Jessica Merrill

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Jessica Merrill is a Bureau Editor for US Commercial Content for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, including “The Pink Sheet” and SCRIP. She has been covering the pharmaceutical industry as a journalist for more than 10 years, spanning the spectrum from R&D to regulatory to commercial. She was previously a reporter and editor for “The Pink Sheet” and “Pink Sheet” DAILY, specializing in business and commercial news, focusing largely on big pharma, M&A and business development, and the commercial landscape, including drug launches and market access. Before embarking on a career in healthcare journalism, she covered business news for the cosmetics industry and worked as a newspaper reporter.
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Viking Flexes Its Muscles Ahead Of Partnering Talks

The mid-stage company is approaching Phase II data read outs for two lead assets. It is looking to partner with larger pharmas, but is also pursuing orphan indications that it could develop independently.

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Myovant On Path To Women’s Health Leadership, CEO Says

CEO Lynn Seely talked during a fireside chat at the BIO CEO & Investor meeting about her company’s strategy to build a new women’s health company and even best big pharma rivals.

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Sweeping FDA Changes Could Have “Disastrous Consequences” For Biotech Investment

Lowering the bar on drug approval standards would create a challenging environment for biotech investors, warned Jonathan Leff, a partner at the health care investment firm Deerfield, during the BIO CEO & Investor Conference.

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GSK Braces For Impact: Advair Generic Could Reduce US Brand To £1Bn

Although it’s not yet clear if an interchangeable version of the respiratory blockbuster will be approved by FDA, CEO Andrew Witty prepared investors to expect a hit, forecasting that a mid-year launch could significantly reduce revenues.

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Teva CEO Steps Down While An Integration Hangs In The Balance

After a damaging court ruling on Copaxone 40 mg and some management missteps, CEO Erez Vigodman will step down as CEO of the Israeli generic drug leader. Chairman Yitzhak Peterburg will fill in on an interim basis.

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Purdue Is Open For Business Deals And Shopping On Multiple Fronts

The private pain specialist is interested in business development opportunities in its core therapeutic space and adjacencies, but also looking at other ‘innovative’ technologies and partnerships with ex-US drug manufacturers, CEO Timney said during an interview.

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