1. To expand its portfolio in hemophilia and other rare blood disorders, Sanofi said it will acquire Bioverativ for $11.6 billion. Bioverativ markets long-acting treatments Eloctate and Alprolix, which could replace factor replacement therapies as standard of care. (NYT)2. As part of a push to expand its oncology portfolio, Celgene said it will acquire Juno Therapeutics for $9 billion. Juno is developing experimental blood cancer therapy JCAR017. (WSJ)3.
1. Biogen, UCB, and Asian drugmakers are reportedly interested in acquiring Acorda Therapeutics. CEO Ron Cohen said its levodopa drug CVT-301 for Parkinson's disease has a market potential of up to $800 million. (Endpoints News)2. Gilead subsidiary Kite Pharma is teaming up with Pfizer to develop a combo therapy for lymphoma, which includes Kite's CAR-T therapy Yescarta and Pfizer's experimental drug utomilumab. Gilead acquired Kite for $11.9 billion last year. (Endpoints News)3.
1. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to approve former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Politico)2. The FDA and the Department of Defense's Office of Health Affairs launched a program that allows priority DoD development programs to receive breakthrough designation. (Endpoints News)3. Walmart said it will offer a free opioid disposal solution at all its pharmacies.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".