The CenterWatch Weekly, August 29, 2016
Last Monday, Pfizer and Medivation announced their merger, with Pfizer buying Medivation for $14 billion in cash. Pfizer won out over numerous other bidders, including Celgene, Gilead Sciences, Merck and Sanofi.
GSK deal with Italian Medicines Agency highlights performance-based curative model
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has signed a pay-for-performance deal with the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) to boost usage of Strimvelis, the pharmaceutical company’s gene therapy treatment developed for ADA-SCID, a rare genetic disorder in children. The key to the contract, however, is that the drug must work. If treatment doesn’t provide a cure, GSK must return a portion of the funds paid by AIFA based on the terms of the agreement.
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