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Its Pharmaceuticals division offers patented prescription medicines in various therapeutic areas, including oncology; primary care and established medicines; specialty care, such as ophthalmology, neuroscience, integrated hospital care, and critical care; and cardiovascular and metabolism. The company’s Alcon division provides various eye care products, including ophthalmic surgical equipment, instruments, disposable products, and intraocular lenses; medicines to treat chronic and acute diseases of the eye; over-the-counter medicines for the eye; and contact lenses and lens care products. Its Sandoz division offers prescription medicines, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnological active substances. This division provides active ingredients and finished dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, primarily antibiotics; protein or biotechnology-based products; cytotoxic products for the hospital market; and biotech manufacturing services to other companies. The company’s Vaccines and Diagnostics division provides preventive human vaccines. Its Consumer Health division offers over-the-counter medicines comprising readily available consumer medicines; and Animal Health, which provides veterinary products for farm and companion animals. The company distributes its OTC products through various channels, such as food, drug, and mass retail outlets, as well as pharmacies; and Animal Health products directly and through wholesalers of veterinary products. Novartis AG was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

133,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/28/14
Founded in 1895

novartis ag-sponsored adr (NVS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executi...
Total Annual Compensation: SFr.3.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Executi...
Total Annual Compensation: SFr.747.1K
President of Institutes for Biomedical Resear...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.9M
Division Head of Novartis Pharmaceuticals and...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.0M
Division Head of Animal Health and Member of ...
Total Annual Compensation: SFr.1.4M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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FDA Approves Novartis AG's Bexsero Vaccine for Prevention of Meningitis B

Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Bexsero® (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B (also known as meningitis B) in adolescents and young adults from 10 years through 25 years of age. Bexsero is the only meningitis B vaccine approved in the US with a two-dose regimen and a flexible dosing schedule1. As part of the accelerated approval process, Novartis will complete its ongoing studies to confirm the effectiveness of Bexsero against diverse serogroup B strains. In Phase II and Phase III studies, Bexsero demonstrated a protective immune response in adolescents and young adults after two doses. Bexsero also offers a flexible dosing schedule, with the first and second doses administered at least one month apart. The tolerability profile of Bexsero was also demonstrated as part of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-sponsored clinical trial conducted in more than 15,000 individuals at Princeton University and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) during meningitis B outbreaks on these college campuses. The safety data from the CDC clinical trial are consistent with results observed in previous studies.

Novartis Eyes Acquisitions

Novartis AG (SWX:NOVN) intends to make acquisitions. Joe Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer of the company said Novartis would look at bolt-on acquisitions. "What we've done at Novartis is put ourselves in a position where we can participate in future M&A but we don't have to," he said.

Novartis Announces FDA Approval for First IL-17A Antagonist Cosentyx (Secukinumab) for Moderate-To-Severe Plaque Psoriasis Patients

Novartis announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cosentyx™ (secukinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy (a drug that is absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed to all parts of the body) or phototherapy (light therapy). Cosentyx is the first approved psoriasis medication to selectively bind to IL-17A and inhibit its interaction with the IL-17 receptor. The approval is based on the efficacy and safety outcomes from 10 Phase II and III studies, including over 3,990 patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, which demonstrated that Cosentyx resulted in clear or almost clear skin in the majority of patients and had an acceptable safety profile. The Phase III clinical program included four placebo-controlled studies which examined Cosentyx 300 mg and 150 mg in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. In these studies, Cosentyx met all primary and key secondary endpoints, including Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 75 and 90 and Investigator's Global Assessment modified 2011 (IGA) 0/1 responses, showing significant skin clearance at Week 12. PASI measures the redness, scaling and thickness of psoriatic plaques, and the extent of involvement in each region of the body. Treatment efficacy is assessed by the reduction of the score from baseline (a 75% reduction is known as PASI 75 and a 90% reduction is known as PASI 90). PASI 90 is a higher standard of skin clearance compared to PASI 75.


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