Mylan/Viatris and Teva at the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Mylan presented on Viatris at the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Below are selected slides from the presentations of Mylan and Teva at the conference and figures comparing the existing business entities prior to the merger with Upjohn. Teva has closed many manufacturing sites, but still have more than Viatris; ~60 and ~50 respectively. […]

Diabetes and the third quarter of 2019

Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly have both reported their Q3 results. Below are some of the headlines related to their diabetes business. Novo Nordisk OG2023SC, an oral GLP-1 analogue, has been discontinued based on encouraging results for an enhanced oral semaglutide formulation. US FDA decision on cardiovascular indication for Rybelsus® is expected in the first […]

Roche reports very strong sales growth in the first nine months of 2019 – outlook raised

Roche issued a press release on its nine month sales with the following headlines. Group sales increase 10% at constant exchange rates and 9% in Swiss francs, due to new products Pharmaceuticals Division sales up 12%, driven by high demand for recently launched medicines, mainly Ocrevus, Hemlibra, Tecentriq and Perjeta  Diagnostics Division sales grow 4%, primarily […]

J&J tops estimates

Johnson & Johnson [$JNJ] issued a press release before the market opened on its third quarter results with the following headlines: Sales of $20.7 billion reflecting growth of 1.9%, operational growth of 3.2%* and adjusted operational growth of 5.2%* EPS of $1.81 increased 25.7%; adjusted EPS of $2.12 increased 3.4%* Company increasing Full Year Sales […]

Oral semaglutide (Rybelsus®) receives FDA approval for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

The FDA has issued a press release regarding the approval of the first oral GLP-1 treatment for type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk also issued a press release on Rybelsus®. Novo Nordisk in the US issued a separate press release. In terms of future peak sales this might be the most important FDA approval of any […]

Recent developments in the diabetes landscape halfway into 2019

All manufacturers of anti-diabetic drugs have issued press releases on their Q2 earnings. Novo Nordisk on August 9th and Eli Lilly on July 30th. And the 79th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association took place June 7-11, so a look at the changes in the diabetes landscape is due. Worldwide sale of insulin continues […]

Teva and status on CGRP migraine drugs

Teva Pharmaceuticals issued a press release on their Q2 earnings on August 7th. Below are excerpts from the earnings call with CEO Kåre Schultz and outgoing CFO Michael McClellan and relevant figures and slides. Further below the CGRP migraine drugs Ajovy® from Teva, Aimovig® from Amgen and Emgality® from Lilly are discussed. The legacy litigations […]

Teva still suffers from negative revenue growth and return to growth is still distant

Teva reported on their first quarter results and issued the following press release with the following headlines and statements from the CEO: – Revenues of $4.3 billion – GAAP diluted loss per share of $0.10 – Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.60 – Free cash flow of $360 million – Spend base reduction of $2.5 billion […]

Novo Nordisk 2018Q4

Novo Nordisk has released their annual report. Positive growth was driven primarily by Ozempic® in the US, Saxenda®, Tresiba® and Victoza®, whereas negative growth was driven by primarily Levemir® in the US. The mentioned drugs and the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales of diabetes and obesity drugs are summarised below. Name Drug Type Injection Therapy […]

Eli Lilly & Novo Nordisk – Episode 2018Q3 – The ongoing battle for GLP1 market share

Diabetes rivals Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk and their smaller diabetes competitors such as Sanofi, Merck, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson have all released their Q3 results. Below is a summary of Novo and Lilly and their shared therapeutic area diabetes and their shared drug class GLP1. GLP1 receptor agonists come with the HbA1c advantages […]