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Sales Down, Discounts Up: Hepatitis C Market Feeling Zepatier Launch

As the third to market, Merck & Co. Inc.'s recently launched Zepatier brought in a modest $50m in sales during the first quarter – but the drug has had an outsized impact on the hepatitis C field, with competitors Gilead Sciences Inc. and AbbVie Inc. both citing the new competition among the reasons for their declining HCV product sales during the first quarter.

Companies Market Intelligence Pricing Strategies

IP Commercializer PureTech Enters CAR-T With Vor BioPharma Start-Up

PureTech Health has moved into the hot area of CAR-T immuno-oncology by launching Vor BioPharma - but the IP commercializer isn't giving details on the start-up's novel chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy platform, or how it hopes to remove bottlenecks to the approach's use outside of B-cell cancers.

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Daily Briefing July 13 2020

Free to read: Swift action is needed to back up summit declaration | Hong Kong introduces mandatory health tests for seafarers | The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Crewing crisis reaches boiling point

Daily Briefing

Castor clinches charter for newly acquired panamax

The Nasdaq-listed company has drawn on recent public offering proceeds to help it buy a fourth panama and has chartered the new addition to Oldendorff Carriers

International Dry Bulk

The week in charts: Static container fleet; VLCCs used for floating storage

World in-service containership fleet capacity grew marginally in June compared with the previous month, while the number of very large crude carriers being used for short-term floating storage of crude and petroleum products increased in the past week

International Containers

Tanker earnings pick up as IEA expects exports boost

VLCC rates on key routes have jumped by almost $15,000 per day and exports are expected to grow in July

Energy Political Risk and Trade

The Lloyd's List Podcast: Crewing crisis reaches boiling point

Governments have this week pledged to speed up efforts to get hundreds of thousands of stranded merchant sailors home, but this comes after months of similar rhetoric and limited action. So can we expect things to change? International Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim — our guest on this week’s podcast — says yes. We are, he argues, in a wartime situation with the pandemic. Government responses have required time to heat up, but they are have now reached boiling point and the recent pledges are more than just promises

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Crewing

UN chief says shipping bailouts must not imperil climate

Guterres makes comments in a speech to the International Energy Agency’s Clean Energy Transition Summit

International Environment