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Joseph Haas

Joseph Haas is a senior writer for Informa’s pharmaceutical news publications, with more than eight years covering the biopharmaceutical industry. He previously worked in public affairs for a real estate trade association and wrote about housing and real estate before moving into healthcare. Most recently, he was managing editor of a newsletter publisher, leading its coverage of the implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. Joe’s areas of expertise include business development, mergers and acquisitions, infectious diseases and liver diseases, including hepatitis C, hepatitis B and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He edits the popular Deal Watch column and enjoys profiling start-up companies. 
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AbbVie’s Post-Humira Strategy Continues Taking Shape With Rinvoq Approval

AbbVie now has both of its Humira successors approved in the US, following April’s Skyrizi approval for psoriasis. But Rinvoq faces stiff competition both within the JAK1 class and in rheumatoid arthritis generally.

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Deal Watch: Aevi Options AstraZeneca Antibody For Rare Disease

Aevi needs to raise funds first, but hopes to develop MEDI2338 for adult-onset Still’s disease. Also, Alnylam plans to leverage Ironwood’s GI expertise for givosiran in acute hepatic porphyria and Ultragenyx snags option to buy GeneTx.
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Deal Watch: Celgene Reworks Alliance With Jounce, Gaining Global Rights To Macrophage-Targeting Candidate

Revised agreement of 2016 collaboration returns all vopratelimab rights to Jounce. Gilead fortifies antiviral pipeline in deals with Novartis, Durect.

Deals M & A

Q2 Review: Big Pharmas Weigh In On M&A, Pricing Reform

As earnings season reaches its peak, Merck, Lilly, Gilead, Amgen and Sanofi release their second quarter results. Business development remains a dominant theme. 
Sales & Earnings Biosimilars

Tech Transfer Roundup: Anixa Thinks Cleveland Clinic IP Offers Potential In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Anixa obtains cancer vaccine targeted to proteins common in breast cancer from Cleveland Clinic. Arxx licenses Cancer Research UK antibody that targets tumor microenvironment.

Deals Business Strategies

AbbVie’s Five Biggest Priorities, Apart From Allergan

While it works on merging with Allergan, AbbVie is tracking biosimilar sales erosion to Humira, the promising launch of Skyrizi and the growth of Imbruvica and Venclexta. It is terminating a Phase II study of a tau-targeting antibody and worried about aspects of the Senate drug pricing bill.

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