Kevin Grogan has been writing about pharmaceuticals for over twenty years in roles that have included online editor for PharmaTimes. After four years freelancing, which involved writing for all the principal titles in the sector, as well as consultancy work with major pharmaceutical companies, he joined Scrip as Managing Editor, Europe, Commercial in the summer of 2017.
Covering all aspects of the pharma industry, Kevin has interviewed pretty much all the leading figures in the sector, both in the UK and globally. A regular attendee at financial and medical conferences worldwide (and moderating at some), he has also appeared on BBC television and radio, ITV and Channel 4 to discuss events in the pharmaceutical industry.
Fluent in Spanish, he previously worked as a journalist on rock/pop music publications, was chief sub editor at the Catholic weekly newspaper The Universe and also contributed articles to the likes of The Independent and the Manchester Evening News on football.
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It is a risky business but the biotech major is paying $150m upfront, and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars more, to work with Prothena and develop therapies targeted at proteins implicated in highly challenging neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and ALS.
Teva's Trisenox, an IV formulation of arsenic trioxide, was recently approved by the FDA as a first-line treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia but Incyte founder Kris Vaddi's Orsenix believes its Phase III-ready oral version will take over the market.
An international trial has demonstrated that HSCT was more effective than standard drugs for people with highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Also a one-off transplant compared to lifelong therapy has considerable cost-saving implications.
Exelixis is looking to get its kidney cancer drug Cabometyx approved for hepatocellular carcinoma as well, but the therapy's long-term success is reliant on combinations with checkpoint inhibitors
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.