Tag: Intercept (ICPT)

The Week in Review #40

The Week in Review #40

  Conquering NASH Gilead and Novo Nordisk Conquering NASH What was Gilead Sciences' (GILD) announcement at EASL? What is Gilead doing to find effective treatments for NASH? Why would Novo Nordisk's (
Intercept Drug Ocaliva Passed the Test

Intercept Drug Ocaliva Passed the Test

Another day, another badly needed treatment for a dangerous disease is on its way to be FDA approved. The day was yesterday, Thursday, April 7, 2016. The company is Intercept (ICPT), the disease is primary biliary cirrhosis renamed primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), the drug is called Ocaliva™ (obeticholic acid). The good news came from the FDA's Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee, which voted 17 to 0to recommend accelerated approval of Ocaliva™.    Now …
Expected and Unexpected Reasons for Pfizer and Intercept Stocks’ Rallies

Expected and Unexpected Reasons for Pfizer and Intercept Stocks’ Rallies

PFIZER Pfizer (PF) announced that its oral drug tofacitinib in doses of 5 mg and 10 mg twice daily  met Phase 3 endpoints on psoriatic arthritis. The trial was conducted on adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The recruited patients had an inadequate response to at least one conventional anti-rheumatic drug (csDMARD) and were tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi)-naïve. Patients enrolled in the study were …