Tag Archives: Keytruda

Big Keytruda survival win sets Merck up to steal Bristol-Myers Squibb's kidney cancer share

Bristol-Myers Squibb investors have been dreading positive kidney cancer results from archrival Merck for months. And now that they’re here, they might do even more damage to Bristol-Myers’ market share than some industry watchers expected. Results released late Monday in an abstract show that Merck’s immuno-oncology star Keytruda, in tandem with Pfizer’s Inlya, slashed the risk… Read More »

Merck's Keytruda puts heat on Pfizer, Merck KGaA's Bavencio with new Merkel cell OK

Merck’s latest Keytruda approval isn’t necessarily a huge one for the New Jersey drugmaker when it comes to sales. But it’s a big deal for Pfizer and Merck KGaA, maker of rival drug Bavencio. Wednesday, the FDA green-lighted Merck’s immuno-oncology blockbuster in rare skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma, an area where Bavencio had previously held… Read More »