Should Amgen join the biopharma breakup party? Analyst says maybe

Now that the Big Pharma breakup craze has moved down the drugmaker food chain to Baxter International, should Big Biotech jump on the trend? Maybe one of that group, an analyst suggests. As Forbes reports, Bernstein analyst Geoffrey Porges figures Amgen offers a decent opportunity for a breakup.

Biogen revenue leaps 50% on blockbuster-level Tecfidera sales

Launched last April, Tecfidera racked up more than a half-billion dollars in sales for the first quarter of this year. That puts its cumulative total at $1.38 billion–well within blockbuster territory.

Biogen sales leap 50% on blockbuster-level Tecfidera sales

Launched last April, Tecfidera racked up more than a half-billion dollars in sales for the first quarter of this year. That puts its cumulative total at $1.38 billion–well within blockbuster territory.

Payer revolt notwithstanding, Gilead’s Sovaldi earns crown as fastest drug launch ever

We can officially say that Gilead Sciences pulled off the fastest drug launch on record. First-quarter sales of the company's new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), approved in December, blew past previous records and just kept going. And along the way, it broke the blockbuster barrier, too.

Big Pharma, Google wants you to go viral on YouTube

The champions of digital marketing pounded their chests in dismay earlier this month, when 2013 DTC-spending stats showed online ads on the wane. Down by 14%, and the numbers were pretty paltry to begin with. No wonder, then, that Google is lobbying the pharma business on YouTube's behalf.

Amgen’s $4.5B in Q1 sales lags estimates, thanks to slow-selling Enbrel

Amgen reported a mixed bag of results in the first earnings period following its acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals. First-quarter revenues came in approximately $230 million lower than consensus, a miss that the company attributes primarily to sluggish sales of Enbrel.

Amgen’s $4.5B in Q1 sales lag estimates, thanks to slow-selling Enbrel

Amgen reported a mixed bag of results in the first earnings period following its acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals. First-quarter revenues came in approximately $230 million lower than consensus, a miss that the company attributes primarily to sluggish sales of Enbrel.

Gilead’s Sovaldi turns in outsize Q1 sales

Powered by sales that averaged more than $25 million a day for brand-new hep C drug Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences beat all expectations, with quarterly sales that nearly doubled and profits that tripled in the first quarter.

Gilead’s Sovaldi turns in huge Q1 sales

Powered by sales that averaged more than $25 million a day for brand-new hep C drug Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences beat all expectations, with quarterly sales that nearly doubled and profits that tripled in the first quarter.

Valeant touts quick cost cuts in $45B hostile bid for Allergan

As The Wall Street Journal reports, the Irvine, CA-based Allergan is the latest apple of deal-happy Valeant's eye. And allied with activist investor Bill Ackman–who recently flew under the radar to amass a 9.7% Allergan share–it might just have the heft to pull off a pickup, with or without Allergan's blessing.

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