August 20, 2014: Amicus Therapeutics' oral small molecule chaperone migalastat HCl has shown relatively positive results in its second Phase 3 study. The data from this study was compiled over the course of 18 months.
August 20, 2014: Allergan has broached acquiring Salix Pharmaceuticals, at least in part to fend off a hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Pershing Square Capital Management.
August 20, 2014: Genzyme Corporation announced on Aug. 19 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved of Cerdelga, its drug for Gaucher disease type 1 patients.
August 20, 2014: Global HR head of the Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited , Sandeep Girotra, is stepping down. The company’s president of global pharma business, Rajiv Gulati, also has plans to leave soon.