Joe has covered a wide range of biopharmaceutical stories since 2007 and contributes to Scrip, In Vivo, Pink Sheet and related Citeline publications. His specialties include business development, commercial strategies and liver and infectious diseases.
Latest From Joseph Haas
AstraZeneca’s Lynparza Adds Narrow Prostate Cancer Indication
AstraZeneca had hoped data from Phase III PROpel would lead to an all-comers indication in first-line, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, but new indication is limited to BRCA mutations.
Travere Looks Ahead To Phase III In Homocystinuria
The latest data from a Phase I/II study shows that pegtibatinase can yield a rapid, sustained reduction in homocysteine, the protein behind the underlying cause of the rare disease.
Lexicon’s Sotagliflozin Succeeds In Heart Failure Following Disappointment In Diabetes
Lexicon gets broad indication across heart failure for its dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor, which will be positioned against Lilly/BI’s Jardiance and AstraZeneca’s Farxiga.
ICER’s Final NASH Report Urges Step Therapy, Specialist Prescribing, Equitable Access
When the first non-alcoholic steatohepatitis drugs reach market, the health cost watchdog says payers will be justified in setting step-therapy including weight-management efforts, while early prescribing should be by specialists.
Apellis Follows Wave Life By Shelving ALS Candidate After Trial Miss
Apellis’s pegcetacoplan – approved for two other indications – will not go forward in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after a Phase II failure, two days after Wave Life made a similar call in the neurodegenerative disease.
PTC Misses Phase III In Friedrich Ataxia, But Isn’t Giving Up
Pointing to data showing benefit in patients who completed 72 weeks of therapy, PTC thinks vatiquinone still could be viable for pediatric FA patients. Restructuring won’t affect Upstaza.