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Roche and Chugai’s SC RoActemra improves RA long term

Roche and Chugai’s SC RoActemra improves RA long term


Roche and its majority-owned Japanese subsidiary Chugai Pharmaceutical have announced that their RoActemra…

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Mitsubishi Tanabe succeeds in arbitration


Japanese drug major Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (TYO: 4508) says it has been awarded $117 million in an…

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Chugai gains Japanese approval for Perjeta and Bonviva


Japanese drugmaker Chugai Pharmaceutical (TYO: 4519) said this morning (June 28) that it has obtained…

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Bristol-Myers and Simcere agree to co-develop/commercialize Orencia SC in China


US pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and China-based Simcere Pharmaceutical (NYSE: SCR) have…

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Amgen and Astellas link up on drugs for unmet medical needs in Japan


World leading independent biotech firm Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) has joined forces with Japanese drug major…

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Proposal to list Roche's Neulastim and Actemra in New Zealand


New Zealand's Pharmaceutical Management Agency PHARMAC has announce the approval of a proposal to list…


Mylan delivers "one pill once a day" ARV in South Africa; Cipla Debuts first Enbrel biosimilar


USA-based generic drugmaker Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) says that it has delivered, through its South African-based…

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New Zealand considers listing of Neulastim and Actemra


New Zealand's Pharmaceutical Management Agency, PHARMAC, is seeking feedback on a proposal to list pegfilgrastim…


Regulatory briefs on Bayer's Stivarga, Boehringer/Lilly's empagliflozin and Pfizer's Xeljanz


Drug regulator Health Canada has approved German drug major Bayer's Stivarga (regorafenib tablets), indicated…

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Eli Lilly and Chugai to stop co-marketing of Evista in Japan


The Japanese subsidiary of US drug major Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) and Roche's (ROG: SIX) majority-owned…

Anti-Arthritics/RheumaticsAsia-PacificChugai PharmaceuticalEli LillyEvistaLicensingMarkets & MarketingPharmaceutical

AstraZeneca partners with WuXi AppTec to speed novel biologic to Chinese market


Anglo-Swedish drug major AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) has formed a joint venture with China's WuXi AppTec to…

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New Zealand's PHARMAC agrees pricing deal with Sanofi for Arava


New Zealand's national pharmaceuticals funding agency, PHARMAC, has announced changes to the listings…


Eisai and Toyama's iguratimod, and Astellas' Gonax OKed in Japan


Japanese drug major Eisai (TYO: 4523) and Toyama Chemical have received approval from Japan's Ministry…

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Kyowa Hakko sets up biosimilars joint venture with Fujifilm


Japanese digital camera and medical equipment conglomerate Fujifilm and drugmaker Kyowa Hakko Kirin have…

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Daiichi Sankyo files denosumab in Japan for osteoporosis


Japanese drug major Daiichi Sankyo (TYO: 4568) revealed on Friday that it has filed for approval in Japan…

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UCB links with Astellas for Cimzia in Japan


Following the recent discontinuation of a commercialization accord for its rheumatoid arthritis drug…

Anti-Arthritics/RheumaticsAsia-PacificAstellas PharmaCimziaLicensingPharmaceuticalUCB

Global osteoporosis market report sees strong showing in China


The global market for drugs to treat osteoporosis was estimated to be worth $7.3 billion in 2010 and…

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Novartis gains NIH listing in Japan for Ilaris


Swiss drug major Novartis’ (NOVN: VX) Ilaris (canakinumab), a treatment for cryopyrin-associated…

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Bristol-Myers gets more rights to Ono antibody in exchange for Japan co-rights to Orencia


US drug major Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) says it has agreed with Japan’s Ono Pharmaceutical…

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Teijin and Astellas expand collaboration on gout drug febuxostat


Japanese drugmakers Teijin Pharma (TYO: 3401 and Astellas Pharma (TKO:4503) have entered into an exclusive…

Anti-Arthritics/RheumaticsAsia-PacificAstellas PharmafebuxostatLicensingPharmaceuticalTeijin

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