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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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Ocugen Heads Toward Phase III In Dry Eye With Potential Benefits Over Older Drugs

Biotech hopes to counter established Restasis and Xiidra in dry eye with a combination of two approved ophthalmology eye drops, offering quicker onset of action, tolerability and strong efficacy.
Clinical Trials Business Strategies

Cidara To Take Rezafungin Into Phase III In Two Severe Infection Indications

Two-week treatment data comparing the investigational echinocandin antifungal with caspofungin shows trend toward better cure rate with similar efficacy. Cidara plans Phase III trials for treatment and prevention of difficult-to-treat infections.
Research & Development Infectious Diseases

Get Ready For The Return Of The Mega-Merger, Leerink Says

Following tax reform, analysts expect imminent biopharma mega-mergers, with Pfizer, Merck and Roche looking to buy, AstraZeneca, Bristol and Vertex looming as take-out candidates, and Amgen as either a buyer or a target.

M & A Business Strategies

Deal Watch: Ionis Turns To Affiliate Akcea In Amyloidosis

Biohaven restructures its migraine partnership with Bristol to reduce its downstream royalty commitments. Meanwhile, the pharma partners with GRYT Health's cancer app for patient/caregiver insights into cancer therapy.

Deals M & A

Future Value Creation Depends On Incorporating Data-Driven Technology, EY Concludes

Biopharmas and other life sciences firms risk getting left behind by technology firms if they don't begin addressing patient needs more directly through data-driven technological advances, such as those to aid clinical development or treatment decisions with real-time patient data.

Digital Health Business Strategies

Biogen Moves Into Neuropsychiatry With Pfizer AMPA Receptor Modulator

The Phase IIb-ready, glutamate-modulating candidate shelved by Pfizer after a portfolio review will help Biogen offset the risk posed by its Phase III Alzheimer's candidate aducanumab.

Deals Neurology
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