Pharmalittle: FDA to reduce use of dogs in tests; another setback for a Pfizer immunotherapy drug

first_img Ed Silverman GET STARTED [email protected] What is it? Pharmalittle: FDA to reduce use of dogs in tests; another setback for a Pfizer immunotherapy drug Pharmalot Log In | Learn More What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Ed Silverman Nov. 20, 2018 Reprintscenter_img Tags drug developmentpharmaceuticalspharmalittleresearchSTAT+ @Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, especially now that things have quieted down on the Pharmalot campus. The short people have left for the local schoolhouse and gainful employment, respectively, and the official mascots are quietly dreaming of treats. As for us, we are firing up the trusty coffee kettle to brew a few cups of needed stimulation. Our preferences today are for peppermint mocha and butter pecan. Such a decision. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to get you going. Hope today is a splendid and productive day. And, as always, do stay in touch. We appreciate your suggestions and tips …A recent acquisition streak by Novartis (NVS) is pivoting the company toward new treatments that bear little resemblance to traditional drugs, The Wall Street Journal explains. The drug maker has spent nearly $15 billion in the past year to build its presence in cutting-edge areas of medical research, including gene therapy, or treatments that introduce new DNA into the body, and radiopharmaceuticals, which are drugs that carry radioactive particles to tumors for close-range radiotherapy. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img read more