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New cancer drugs approvals in Canada delayed due to extra layer of bureaucratic review

New cancer drugs approvals in Canada delayed due to extra layer of bureaucratic review

21-07-2014

The organization that reviews oncology medicines in Canada may unnecessarily delay approvals while cancer…

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Milestone appoints Francis Plat as chief medical officer

Milestone appoints Francis Plat as chief medical officer

21-07-2014

Quebec-based cardiovascular drug development specialist Milestone Pharmaceuticals has announced the appointment…

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Canada approves Pendopharm’s all-oral ribavirin treatment Ibavyr for hepatitis C

Canada approves Pendopharm’s all-oral ribavirin treatment Ibavyr for hepatitis C

16-07-2014

Quebec-based Pendopharm, a division of privately-held Canadian drugmaker Pharmascience, says the regulator…

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Abbott Labs sells branded generics business to Mylan in $5.3 billion deal

Abbott Labs sells branded generics business to Mylan in $5.3 billion deal

14-07-2014

Following a weekend of rumors and speculation, USA-based generics major Mylan and health care firm Abbott…

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Canadian approval for Sunovion’s Aptiom

Canadian approval for Sunovion’s Aptiom

14-07-2014

USA-based drugmaker Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Japan’s Dainippon Sumitomo, has received…

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UCB and Dermira link up for Cimzia in dermatology

UCB and Dermira link up for Cimzia in dermatology

03-07-2014

Belgium’s largest drugmaker UCB and Dermira, a privately held USA-based dermatology company, have entered…

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Chronic under-reporting of pharma R&D investment works against Canada

Chronic under-reporting of pharma R&D investment works against Canada

30-06-2014

A new KPMG study shows that R&D investments made by Canada's innovative pharmaceutical sector continue…

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Debiopharm signs deal with Nobelex Biotech over antibiotics

Debiopharm signs deal with Nobelex Biotech over antibiotics

27-06-2014

Swiss pharma company Debiopharm Group and Canadian biotech company Nobelex Biotech have announced a collaboration…

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US FDA grants Valeant approval for Jublia NDA

US FDA grants Valeant approval for Jublia NDA

09-06-2014

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s US subsidiary has received approval from…

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Hospira refutes high pricing of paclitaxel during drug shortage

Hospira refutes high pricing of paclitaxel during drug shortage

08-06-2014

The Canadian subsidiary of USA-based injectable generic drugs specialist Hospira has refuted press reports…

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Quebec first province to add Victoza to the drug benefit formulary

Quebec first province to add Victoza to the drug benefit formulary

04-06-2014

The Canadian subsidiary of Danish diabetes care giant Novo Nordisk says that the Quebec government has…

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AbbVie files for Canadian approval of all-oral, interferon-free hepatitis C therapy

22-05-2014

US drugmaker AbbVie has filed a New Drug Submission to Health Canada seeking approval for its investigational,…

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USTR expresses growing concerns on IP protection in India and other markets

01-05-2014

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has released its annual “Special 301” Report on…

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Canadian approval for GSK’s Incruse Ellipta as a treatment for COPD

17-04-2014

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline says that Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) has received market authorization…

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US FDA approves NDA from Actavis and Valeant

US FDA approves NDA from Actavis and Valeant

26-03-2014

US generics major Actavis and Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals said that the US Food and Drug Administration…

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Health Canada approves Biogen Idec’s long-acting Alprolix hemophilia B

Health Canada approves Biogen Idec’s long-acting Alprolix hemophilia B

21-03-2014

US biotech firm Biogen Idec has announced that Health Canada has approved Alprolix for the control and…

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Generic drugs slow pharma spending growth in Canada

Generic drugs slow pharma spending growth in Canada

13-03-2014

Last year, C$29.3 billion ($26.47 billion) was spent on prescription drugs in Canada, but the annual…

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Report: Global cystic fibrosis market value to treble by 2019

12-03-2014

The global cystic fibrosis market value in seven major countries will jump from $1.2 billion in 2013…

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Servier Canada collaborates in two research projects

Servier Canada collaborates in two research projects

17-02-2014

Two major projects in clinical research conducted by Canada’s Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and the…

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Health Canada approves Celgene’s Pomalyst for multiple myeloma

Health Canada approves Celgene’s Pomalyst for multiple myeloma

12-02-2014

Regulatory agency Health Canada has approved US biotech firm Celgene’s drug Pomalyst (pomalidomide…

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