Novo Nordisk’s Victoza found to cut blood sugar in children

pharmatimes | April 29, 2019

Novo Nordisk’s Victoza found to cut blood sugar in children
Novo Nordisk has announced the results of a Phase III diabetes trial in which its Victoza (liraglutide) injection was found to hit both its primary and secondary endpoints, reducing A1C - the amount of haemoglobin in the blood that has glucose attached to it - at both 26 weeks and 52 weeks.

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The FTC's recent $1.2 billion settlement over the drug Provigil has brought so-called "pay for delay" deals for generic drugs back into the spotlight. Opponents say these deals delay generic medications to market, costing consumers billions. But drug companies say that the deals help get generics to market by avoiding lengthy patent litigation. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.

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AvKARE bottles mix Viagra generics with antidepressant, triggering recall

AvKARE | December 15, 2020

A conventional drugmaker with a Rolodex loaded with government customers is pulling an energizer and an erectile brokenness medications after the two were bundled together in similar containers. Pulaski, Tennessee-based AvKARE reviewed one parcel of sildenafil 100-mg tablets and one parcel of trazodone 100-mg tablets after the items were stirred up by an outsider bundling provider, the organization said before the end of last week. The jugs had just been delivered to drug stores. AvKARE markets its own private-name conventional medications to a record of government customers, including the branches of Defense, Veterans Affairs and the Health and Human Services. The organization additionally supplies the Indian Health Services, in addition to nongovernment clients around the world. The customer level review influences parts sent to merchants and wholesalers and afterward delivered out from one side of the country to the other, the organization said. The sildenafil part has a March 2022 termination date, while the trazodone parcel lapses in June 2022. AvKARE said it so far hasn't got any result reports from the reviewed parcels. Sildenafil—a nonexclusive rendition of Viagra—can blend inadequately with nitrate-containing drugs for diabetes, hypertension or coronary illness, conceivably bringing pulse down to perilous levels. The upper trazodone hydrochloride, in the interim, can cause sluggishness, dazedness, stoppage and obscured vision, AvKARE cautioned. Those results represent a more serious danger of falls and impeded driving in more seasoned clients who may have bought the organization's erectile brokenness copycat.

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BUSINESS INSIGHTS

NanoPass and M2N enter strategic development & foundry agreement

NanoPass; M2N | December 23, 2021

NanoPass Technologies and Micro2Nano have reached an agreement to enter a strategic development and production relationship for the design and production of NanoPass's proprietary MEMS based microneedles. The aim of the collaboration is to strengthen the relationship between NanoPass and M2N and provide a basis for the continued growth of the two comaim of the collaboration is to strengthen the relationship between NanoPass and M2N panies while basing the new agreement on years of development and production collaboration. M2N has been an integral and inseparable part of Nanopass's development and manufacturing capabilities since 2007 and has been providing Nanopass with high quality foundry services, ingenuity and quick turn-around on development projects. NanoPass's proprietary technology platform is based on hollow, pyramid-shaped, microneedles. It is produced from silicon crystal using MEMS technology. The technology can be used for intradermal delivery of a wide range of injectables including vaccines and therapeutics, aesthetics, cosmetics and more. "M2N has been developing and manufacturing MEMS based microneedles with NanoPass for more than 14 years. It's an amazing thing considering the average lifespan of a company in recent years. During this long period of time, we have built a strong business relationship on the basis of trust. We are excited to provide high quality microneedles to NanoPass as a Prime Manufacturer and to support NanoPass in developing the new business applications as a Strategic R&D Partner." Kyuho Hwang, CEO of Micro2Nano Yotam Levin, MD, CEO of NanoPass, added, "M2N has been a trusted partner for over a decade and has been assisting NanoPass regularly with both its development projects and ongoing commercial production. M2N provides ongoing high-quality products, has a quick response time, and finds ingenious ways to solve complex problems. For us, trust is a key parameter for any partner, and M2N's organizational culture provides just the thing." About M2N M2N has been providing MEMS foundry service since its foundation in 2000. Profound experience and knowhow with MEMS processes enables M2N to co-work with multiple companies for developing new products and provide mass production services based on MEMS technology. Additionally, M2N has developed its own product line including MEMS probe cards for semiconductor wafer testing and MEMS sensors. About NanoPass NanoPass is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of microneedle-based delivery platforms for aesthetics, vaccines and more. MicronJet®600 is FDA 510k cleared, CE marked and has regulatory approval in Russia, Brazil, South Korea, China and more. It is supported by extensive clinical data and approved for the delivery of any substance or drug under the surface of the skin that is approved for this delivery route.

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Neuraxpharm and Panaxia Global have entered a comprehensive agreement to start a business collaboration

Panaxia Global, Neuraxpharm | July 22, 2020

Neuraxpharm, a leading European pharmaceutical company specialized in CNS, and Panaxia Global, the controlling owner of Panaxia Labs Israel (Panaxia Israel) (TASE: PNAX), Israel's largest medical cannabis manufacturer, announced today they have entered a definite agreement to start a business collaboration for marketing Panaxia's medical cannabis products in Germany, Europe's largest and fastest-growing market for cannabis in Europe. The agreement, which anchors a previous MOU entered by the companies, includes exclusivity for Panaxia products, as well as an option for scaling the distribution to additional countries, also including further major European countries. The agreement is one of a kind in the cannabis industry. It represents the first time a global pharma company of Neuraxpharm caliber marketing medical cannabis products as part of its broad prescription and non-prescription product portfolio. On top of distributing the products to pharmacies through local distributors, the venture will focus on marketing efforts to the relevant target audiences in Germany, namely the prescribing physicians, and the patients. The marketing activity is critical for the success of commercial sales and will be implemented according to the standards used in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Spotlight

The FTC's recent $1.2 billion settlement over the drug Provigil has brought so-called "pay for delay" deals for generic drugs back into the spotlight. Opponents say these deals delay generic medications to market, costing consumers billions. But drug companies say that the deals help get generics to market by avoiding lengthy patent litigation. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.