Abbvie to Acquire Allergan for $63 Billion

AbbVie and Allergan announced that the companies have entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Allergan in a cash and stock transaction for a transaction equity value of approximately $63 billion, based on the closing price of AbbVie’s common stock on June 24, 2019.

Karyopharm Myeloma Drug Receives FDA Approval

Karyopharm Therapeutics has announced that the FDA has approved its drug Xpovio (selinexor) in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of certain adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). Approval was granted under the Accelerated Approval Program which was developed by the FDA to allow for expedited approval of drugs that treat serious conditions and fill an unmet medical need. A Marketing Authorization Application for selinexor is also currently under review by the European Medicines Agency.