Eli Lilly

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Lilly's middling lung cancer drug wins FDA approval with a restrictive label

Eli Lilly won FDA approval for a lung cancer treatment that posted only a marginal survival benefit in late-stage clinical trials, gaining clearance to treat a small population of patients with particularly serious disease.

WuXi and Lilly pair up to develop a cardio drug in China

Eli Lilly is partnering with CRO WuXi PharmaTech to develop a cholesterol-lowering pill in China, relying on local expertise in hopes of tapping a growing market.

WuXi and Eli Lilly in pact on cardio candidate development in China

China's WuXi PharmaTech and U.S.-based Eli Lilly plan to develop a candidate to lower cardiovascular risk in patients with dyslipidemia in China that will see the local firm carry the load on development regulatory approval and manufacturing, while the Indianapolis headquarter multinational focuses on sales and marketing.

Lilly, Merck and Valeant feel sting of DOJ drug pricing probe

Big Pharma has been dealing with government pushback over drug pricing. Now, Eli Lilly and Merck are joining Valeant in the hot seat as the U.S. Department of Justice probes the companies over how they report prices to government-funded drug programs.

Lilly, Merck join Valeant in DOJ spotlight with new inquiries on pricing

Big Pharma has been getting it from all sides lately over drug pricing, with companies such as Valeant taking most of the heat as lawmakers, presidential candidates and the public weigh in on the issue. But now Eli Lilly and Merck are joining Valeant in the hot seat as the U.S. Department of Justice probes the companies over how they report prices to government-funded drug programs.

Novo adding 450 more Denmark jobs as it bets on growth in insulin demand

Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen speaks of stingy payers and global competition in the world diabetes market, while Sanofi told investors its diabetes drug sales will fall through 2018. But none of this has deterred insulin specialist Novo, which today kicked off one piece of a huge production buildup that all told will add more than 1,200 jobs to the drugmaker.

The top 10 biopharma pipeline disasters of 2015

Drug R&D is a tough business. The odds are almost always against success, and the price to be paid for being wrong is cruelly high. That said, it did seem a little harder than usual this year to...

After Eli Lilly flop, Merck adds a futility challenge to huge PhIII anacetrapib study

Now that the theory of CETP inhibition has failed three giant late-stage tests, Merck says it will soldier on with one final, huge push for its cholesterol drug anacetrapib. But it's adding in a futility analysis, due by the end of the year, which could force a quick exit. And execs are clearly backing away from their earlier, and much more bullish, expectations.

Lilly takes Q3 hits in emerging markets on FX, but Japan shows bright spots

John Lechleiter, chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly, and other executives on the third-quarter earnings call remained upbeat on Japan in the coming quarters, but provided no color on the expanded collaborations in China with Innovent and Yabao that have caught recent attention in Asia.

Lilly charts strong Q3 results bolstered by Novartis Animal Health addition

Eli Lilly beat earnings estimates for the third quarter, ringing up EPS of $0.89 versus the $0.76 analysts were expecting. Sales were nearly in line with expectations, coming in at $4.96 billion and driven partly by the company's animal health unit, where sales rose 33% year over year to $778.8 million.