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JNJ’s Q3 Earnings, RHHBY’s Sales, FDA Show Green Signal to Lilly’s Reyvow

Johnson & Johnson’s started their third-quarter earnings this week. According to the reports from Wall Street, the company broke all the estimations in its third-quarter earnings. As per the survey of analysts by Refinitiv, the earnings and revenue of the company soared high. The expected earning per share was $2.01, but the adjusted earnings per share came out to be $2.12 per share — the revenue raised from an expectation of $20.07 billion to $20.73 billion.

The reason behind the massive success is said to be the unexpected boost in the sales of cancer and other prescribed drugs. The earnings beat the expectations despite the legal problems due to the opioids and talc that is said to be causing cancer.

According to the reports from NASDAQ, RHHBY recorded a 10% hike as compared to the sales of the year-ago quarter. Roche reached the sales of CHF 46.1 billion up to September 2019. For the third consecutive time, the company raised its sales guidance for the current year. The reports stated a good sales performance. In addition to this, Roche announced that the FDA has approved of Xofluza (Baloxavir Marboxil) for the patients who are at a high risk of developing influenza-related complications.

The big news this week in the Pharma Stock was also the approval of Lilly’s REYVOW (Iasmiditan). The big news about this approval is that REYVOW is the first medicine that treats an acute migraine that the FDA has approved in a time span of more than twenty years.

“Millions of people with migraine face an ongoing battle with the unresolved pain and symptoms of a migraine attack. There is a substantial unmet need for new acute treatments for migraine, like REYVOW, which is why we are proud of today’s approval and Lilly’s continuing contribution to the migraine community. New expectations have been set in migraine care; pain freedom is now the treatment goal for people living with migraine and those who treat them. At Lilly, we are pioneering innovative medicines to provide new options for patients with migraine,” said Gudarz Davar, M.D., vice president, neurology development, Lilly Bio-Medicines.