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What Are the Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry in Japan?
Japan is the second-largest individual pharmaceutical market in the world. It accounts for less than 10% of the total global pharma market.
Key Risks Facing Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in 2017
Sucampo has taken on a significant level of debt. Its outstanding debt is ~$300 million. Its interest expense has increased from $6.8 million in 2015 to $23.7 million in 2016.
Introducing Krystexxa, the Latest Addition to Horizon’s Orphan Portfolio
In January 2016, Horizon acquired Krystexxa from Crealta Holdings. The drug has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of chronic refractory gout.
Revlimid Could Continue to Drive Celgene’s Revenue Growth in 2017
In 2016, Celgene’s (CELG) Revlimid generated revenues of around $6.9 billion, which reflected a ~20% year-over-year (or YOY) growth.
Multinational and Japanese Pharmaceuticals Should Build Alliances
The Japanese pharmaceuticals market is not very welcoming to foreign companies. Similarly, the Japanese population is quite loyal to domestic manufacturers.
What Might Have Fueled Valeant’s Interest in Salix?
The gastrointestinal (or GI) drug market in the United States is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% over a five-year period from 2014 to 2019.
Analyzing Seattle Genetics’ Key Collaborations
Seattle Genetics (SGEN) is focused on maximizing Adcetris’ market reach. Currently, the product is sold in 71 countries.
Xtandi and Bosulif Are Expected to Boost Pfizer’s Revenue Growth
In the first nine months of this year, Pfizer’s (PFE) Xtandi alliance revenue grew ~21% YoY (year-over-year) to $510.0 million.
How Pfizer’s Sutent and Xalkori Have Performed
In the first nine months of this year, Pfizer’s (PFE) Sutent sales fell 2% YoY (year-over-year) to $785.0 million from $805.0 million.
What Are Tesaro’s Revenue Projections for Fiscal 2018?
In its third-quarter earnings conference call, Tesaro (TSRO) narrowed its revenue guidance for fiscal 2018 from the previously projected range of $250 million to $265 million to $258 million to $265 million.
A Performance Overview of JNJ’s Imbruvica, Velcade, and Zytiga
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Imbruvica generated revenue of $705.0 million in the third quarter.
Celgene: Multiple Myeloma Franchise Could Drive Growth
In the multiple myeloma market, Celgene leads the immunomodulatory agent class of drugs with Revlimid, Pomalyst, and Thalomid.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Makes 4th Successive Bid for Shire
Takeda Pharmaceutical’s (TKPYY) bid for Shire (SHPG) has piqued a lot of investor interest.
Performance of Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade and Stelara in 2017
In fiscal 2017, Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) blockbuster drug Remicade generated revenues of $6.3 billion, which reflected an ~9.3% decline year-over-year.
Pfizer’s Bosulif Had a Strong Performance in 4Q17 and 2017
In 4Q17, Pfizer’s (PFE) Bosulif generated revenues of $70 million, which reflected ~52% growth on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
Tasigna Could Boost Novartis’s Revenue Growth in 2018
In 1Q17, 2Q17, and 3Q17, Tasigna generated revenues of $411 million, $463 million, and $482 million, respectively.
Key Updates on Novartis’s Kymriah
In December 2017, Novartis (NVS) presented updated results from the Juliet clinical trial, which demonstrated sustained responses of Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (or DLBCL).
Approval of Alecensa in Europe Could Boost Roche’s Revenue Growth
In 1Q17, 2Q17, and 3Q17, Roche’s Alecensa reported revenues of 68 million Swiss francs, 80 million Swiss francs, and 96 million Swiss francs, respectively.
The Financial Performance of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP) generated revenues of $61.2 million in 3Q17 compared with $57 million in 3Q16.
How AstraZeneca’s Nexium, Synagis, and Losec Have Performed in 2017
In 3Q17, AstraZeneca’s (AZN) Nexium generated revenues of $469.0 million, which reflected an ~9.0% decline on a year-over-year basis.
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ Amitiza: Its Performance in 2017
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals has granted licenses to commercialize a generic or authorized generic of Amitiza in the United States to Par Pharmaceutical and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
Amgen’s Pipeline Could Boost Its Long-Term Growth Opportunities
EVENITY (romosozumab) is a monoclonal antibody under investigation that acts by inhibiting the activity of sclerostin.
How Are Novartis’s Blockbuster Drugs Gleevec and Tasigna Positioned?
In 1H17, Novartis’s (NVS) Gleevec reported revenues of around $1.1 billion, which reflected a ~39% decline on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis.
Celgene’s Revlimid Witnessed High Growth in 2Q17
In 2Q17, Celgene’s (CELG) Revlimid generated revenues of ~$2.0 billion, which reflected ~20% growth year-over-year and ~8% growth quarter-over-quarter.
Why Lupron Could Continue to Generate Steady Revenue
In 2016, AbbVie’s (ABBV) Lupron generated revenue of $821 million, a slight fall of 0.6% year-over-year (or YoY). In 1Q17, Lupron reported revenue of ~$194 million.
Kyprolis Could Significantly Drive Amgen’s Revenue Growth in 2017
Amgen’s (AMGN) Kyprolis has gained considerable market share in second-line multiple myeloma (or MM) indication since its launch in 2012.
Xifaxan Expected to Witness Robust Growth in 2017
Gastrointestinal business In 2016, Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ (VRX) gastrointestinal (or GI) franchise saw its revenue fall due to the loss of patent protection for drugs Zegerid and Glumetza in the US market. Furthermore, the authorized generic version of Zegerid was transferred from Valeant’s Branded Rx segment to the Diversified Products segment. However, these negative trends were […]
Merck Continues to Dominate with Its Januvia Franchise
Despite more competition and pressures, Merck’s Januvia franchise continued to maintain its leadership in the DPP-4 inhibitor class of diabetes drugs.
Teva Has a Targeted Strategy to Expand in Major Growth Markets
In Russia, Teva Pharmaceutical has created a strong portfolio of about 300 products and has been extensively developing its research pipeline.
Why Is Sanofi Expanding in the CHC Space?
Sanofi (SNY) plans to become a leading company in the CHC business. The asset swap will exclude Boehringer Ingelheim’s CHC business in China.
Healthcare Stocks Save the Day for CNJFX
Financials were the biggest negative contributors to CNJFX’s total returns in the first four months of 2016.
Celgene Continues to Develop New Multiple Myeloma Drugs
Celgene has been working on its immunomodulatory backbone drugs to develop combination therapies for use in treating all lines of multiple myeloma.
How Are Drugs Priced in Japan?
The NHI revises drug prices every two years. During fiscal 2016, a 6.8% reduction in drug prices is expected.
What’s the Drug Approval Process in Japan?
The drug approval process in Japan includes a sequence of non-clinical studies, clinical studies followed by approval review, and post-marketing surveillance.
How Did the Voya Japan TOPIX Index Portfolio Fare in 2015?
The Voya Japan TOPIX Index Portfolio – Class A (IJIAX) fell 0.9% in December 2015 from the previous month. In the three- and six-month periods ended December 31, the fund has risen 7.3% and fallen 4.0%, respectively.
Mylan’s Business Model: A Key Investor Rundown
In 2014, Mylan earned about 85% of its total revenues from the US generic market, which is the largest generic market in the world.
How the Brown Advisory-WMC Japan Alpha Opportunities Fund Fared in September 2015
Performance evaluation The Brown Advisory-WMC Japan Alpha Opportunities Fund (BIAJX) fell by 6.7% in September 2015 from the previous month. In the three- and six-month periods ending September 30, the fund fell by 13.5% and 7.7%, respectively. However, in the YTD (year-to-date) period, the fund was up by 2.9%. For all periods mentioned above except […]
The Brown Advisory-WMC Japan Alpha Opportunities Fund (BIAJX): Overview
Brown Advisory-WMC Japan Alpha Opportunities Fund doesn’t target a specific segment by market capitalization. Instead, it intends to be benchmark agnostic.