By Peter Geschek:
In its first full year on the market, in 2012, Johnson & Johnson's prostate cancer medicine Zytiga generated $961 million in revenues which make it a "near blockbuster". (A drug is considered blockbuster above $1 billion in sales).Zytiga is the most successful oral oncology drug launch in history. It is now approved in 65 countries and helped a huge number of men everywhere.
LONDON — A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to have been cured after doctors “shocked” his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone.
The result has been described as “unexpected” and “exciting” because most prostate cancer therapies work by depriving tumours of the hormone, which cancer uses as a fuel.
Other men taking part in the trial also showed responses that astounded scientists, with tumours shrinking and the progress of their disease halted.
By The Burrill Report:
By Vinay Singh
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) released interim data from a late-stage study that showed its prostate cancer drug, Zytiga, improved survival of men with less advanced forms of the disease. The newly released data may help expand the indication of the already approved drug to treat a larger patient pool.
ByEmerging Equities:These are exciting times for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) with FDA product approvals setting the stage for higher growth. Recently the FDA approved Johnson & Johnson's drugs Zytiga for prostrate cancer, Invokana for type 2 diabetes, and Invega for schizophrenia.
As was leaked over the weekend, first by the FT, moments ago Pfizer, still stinging from its foiled mega-acquisition of Allergan earlier in the year, announced it would acquire prostate-cancer drug maker Medivation for $81.50, a 21% premium to the Friday closing price, in a $14 billion deal.
Medivation Inc. (MDVN) and ASTELLAS PHARMA INC.’s (ALPMY) jointly developed drug, Xtandi, is likely to make a dent in the sales of Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) drug Zytiga given its more favorable safety profile in treating pre-chemotherapy prostate cancer patients.