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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE: GSK), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD), WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP), IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) and Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5933-100free.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC Research Reports
On July 31, 2014, GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) and Genmab A/S announced that an Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) interim analysis of a Phase III study, PROLONG (OMB 112517), reached the predefined significance level for efficacy (p≤0.001). According to the Companies, the interim analysis demonstrated that treatment with ofatumumab (Arzerra™) met the primary endpoint of improving progression free survival (PFS). The study evaluated ofatumumab maintenance therapy versus no further treatment (observation) in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) who responded to treatment at relapse. Dr. Rafael Amado, Head of Oncology R&D, GSK said, "This interim result from the PROLONG study demonstrated that maintenance therapy with ofatumumab lowered the risk of disease progression in patients who responded to treatment at relapse. We look forward to sharing the results of the interim analysis with regulatory agencies to evaluate the potential for future regulatory filings." The full research reports on GSK are available to download free of charge at:
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. Research Reports
On August 20, 2014, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.'s (Amicus) stock zoomed 20.35%, on record high trading volumes, to end the trading session at $5.50, after the Company announced positive 18-month data from its second Phase 3 study (Study 012) of the oral small molecule chaperone migalastat HCl ("migalastat") in Fabry patients with amenable mutations. According to the Company, study 012 compared oral migalastat to standard-of-care enzyme replacement therapies (ERTs) for Fabry disease (Fabrazyme® and Replagal®). John F. Crowley, Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., stated, "We believe that this multi-year study unequivocally demonstrates that a Fabry patient on ERT with an amenable mutation can switch safely and effectively from ERT to migalastat to treat their Fabry disease," He continued, "This study was resoundingly positive and met our pre-defined criteria for success in terms of the co-primary endpoints of kidney function. These results clearly show that migalastat is comparable to ERT in slowing the progression of Fabry disease and continues to demonstrate a favorable safety profile." The full research reports on Amicus are available to download free of charge at:
WellPoint Inc. Research Reports
On August 13, 2014, WellPoint Inc. (WellPoint) issued a press release stating that the Company plans to change its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. According to WellPoint, the change will enable the Company to establish improved alignment between its corporate and product brands, and better reflect its purpose and strategy to help transform health care. The Company stated that, the change will also enable WellPoint to streamline the communication of its values and the impact its family of companies are making on its members, associates, and investors. WellPoint informed that pending approval from shareholders, the change is expected to take place by the end of 2014. "As consumer engagement is heightened, we recognize that brand-an indicator of trust and a predictor of willingness to engage-is going to be of increasing importance," said Joseph Swedish, President and CEO of WellPoint." The full research reports on WellPoint are available to download free of charge at:
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Research Reports
On August 5, 2014, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDEXX) announced the launch of the IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test, thus expanding its bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) portfolio and providing standardization at every level of real-time PCR testing. As per IDEXX, all components of the IDEXX RealPCR™ Modular System can be ordered separately, totally eliminating the concept of traditional real-time PCR kits. Christian Leutenegger, worldwide Head of PCR, IDEXX said, "With traditional PCR testing methods, it can be a real challenge to monitor and control contamination. The IDEXX RealPCR™ BVDV RNA Test has built-in quality controls and is supported by the IDEXX RealPCR™ Quality Control System, ensuring complete control at every level." The full research reports on IDEXX are available to download free of charge at:
Endo International PLC Research Reports
On August 6, 2014, Endo International PLC (Endo) announced that it has completed the acquisition of DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held company specializing in generic pharmaceuticals. The acquisition was valued at $575 million in cash, with additional cash consideration of up to $25 million contingent on the achievement of certain sales milestones. According to Endo, DAVA portfolio is well-positioned for continued strong financial performance with its existing commercial products and attractive near-term pipeline, and is a natural fit with Endo's U.S. generics business. Endo also raised its 2014 adjusted diluted EPS guidance to $4.00 - $4.20, versus prior range of $3.80 - $4.00, and 2014 revenue estimate to a range between $2.78 billion and $2.86 billion, from the earlier forecast of $2.72 billion to $2.80 billion. The full research reports on Endo are available to download free of charge at:
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