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Sanofi to develop Principia’s MS drug candidate in $805m deal Sanofi has agreed to develop Principia Biopharma’s Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor (PRN2246) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and possibly other central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Drug Research > Drug Discovery & Development > News

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US FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system
By PBR Staff Writer
Otsuka Pharmaceutical has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor), an antipsychotic drug that has an embedded sensor to digitally track if patients have ingested their medication.
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UK’s NICE makes Nivolumab available for head and neck cancer patients
UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made nivolumab (Opdivo) made by Bristol-Myers Squibb available for patients with head and neck cancer who did not respond to chemotherapy within six months, and the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
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Drug Discovery & Development

PhoenixBio invests in KMT Hepatech
KMT Hepatech has reached an agreement to join efforts with PhoenixBio. Together the companies will advance the use of the cDNA-uPA/SCID mouse model with highly humanized liver to support researchers across a range of drug development fields.
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Research finds gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole could target tuberculosis
By PBR Staff Writer
A new research in the UK suggests that a cheap and commonly used drug to treat heartburn, gastritis and ulcers has the potential to target Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).
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