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Melior, Bukwang Seek Diabetes Edge With Novel Insulin Sensitizer

MLR-1023, a repositioned oral compound being developed for type 2 diabetes by Melior and Bukwang, is set to move into Phase IIb in the US and South Korea, and the firms are looking to its novel mechanism of action, improved tolerability and efficacy to carve a niche in a highly competitive sector.

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Can Pharma Keep Up With The Challenges Of Digital Healthcare?

The digital revolution is transforming the world of healthcare, which is awash with new technologies and floods of data. In this thought leadership article written in partnership with CMS, Scrip considers the opportunities and challenges for pharma, in light of progress to date.

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Janssen Strives For Simplicity In HIV R&D, While Hunting For A Cure

HIV may be effectively treated and managed with available therapies, but there is still great unmet need for a functional cure and better prevention to stop the epidemic.

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Stockwatch: Limited Acquisition Headroom At Specialty Pharma

Debt-fueled acquisitions helped Teva, Shire and Allergan report well-received fourth-quarter earnings. But sector circumstances have changed since 2016 and the ability to grow by debt-funded acquisition is now severely restricted.

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Tepid Q3 For Sun But Momentum In Specialty Build-Up

Sun Pharma reported a decline in profits for the third quarter amid dull US and India growth and ongoing investments to prepare for a larger play in the specialty segment, where it hopes to scale up with a mix of organic and inorganic additions to its portfolio.

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J&J’s Stoffels On Actelion’s ‘Exquisite’ Researchers, India TB R&D Plans

J&J’s chief scientific officer Dr. Paul Stoffels tells Scrip that flexibility is a hallmark of how the company goes about its collaborations, including the new $30bn deal with Actelion. Stoffels is also hoping to progress the science for a new TB medicine via a unique collaboration in India.

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COMPASS Success Reinforces J&J/Bayer's Broad Labeling Strategy For Xarelto

J&J will be talking to FDA regarding expanded approval for peripheral arterial disease and coronary artery disease following early stop of COMPASS outcomes study; strong data will be needed if asymptomatic patients are targeted.

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